Guests and residents alike are enjoying Bat Chat on Tuesday afternoons.
Visitors from Switzerland, Alberta and communities throughout B.C. have participated in the informal tour of Peachland Primary School while chatting about Peachland Bats.
The cameras in the roost display live footage of bat activity while the history of Peachland Primary and the colony are discussed below. Also specimens of pups that did not survive last year are available for close-up examination.
Bat Chat is a free event for kids of all ages, and parents are welcome also. Join us at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in front of the Primary School.
Peachland Bats leave the roost for their nightly foraging between 9:30 and 10 p.m., approximately. The bats feed for two to three hours, then the lactating females return to the roost to feed their pups while the remainder of the colony will find a night roost where they can digest their meal.
Tall trees along Beach Avenue are popular night roosts. The females that returned to the roost will leave once again between 2 and 3 a.m. for a second feeding.
You’re invited to enjoy outdoor viewing bat of activity each evening at Peachland Primary School and participate in an official Bat Count on Tuesday, July 24 at 9 p.m.
– Darlene Hartford