Big brown bat (Photo by Toby Thorne)

Big brown bat (Photo by Toby Thorne)

Conservation Conversations - All things bat-ty

In light of the current situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in an abundance of caution, all in-person events, including Conservation Volunteers, are postponed for the remainder of 2020. Watch this space for more information.

Monday, September 28, 2020
12 p.m. MDT

Bats are among the most common wildlife in urban and rural communities, and Alberta is home to at least nine species of bats. Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and special guest Susan Holroyd of the Alberta Community Bat Program (ACBP) as we take a deep dive into all things bat-ty!

We'll talk about the diversity of species we have in the province, the threats bats face, the ecological services they provide and how Albertans can help with bat conservation. We'll also go over what to do if you find a bat, and give an overview of bat houses, their design and installation, all while learning about the ACBP and their current initiatives. Finally, if you have questions about bats, Susan will be happy to help you fill in the blanks on our nocturnal neighbours.

Space is limited.

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Susan Holroyd (photo provided by Susan Holroyd)Susan L. Holroyd, MSc.
Calgary Regional Coordinator
Alberta Community Bat Program

Susan completed her MSc on bats with Dr. Robert Barclay at the University of Calgary in the early 1990s and has been working on bats and other wildlife in various positions since that time. She was a regional wildlife inventory specialist for the Government of British Columbia for several years and has worked as an environmental consultant in Alberta both with a large firm downtown and as an independent. Over the last four years, Susan has worked as a biologist with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, which manages the Alberta Community Bat Program.


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