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Get your bat questions answered in Richmond

Bat booths will be set up for three days in early July
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A free-standing bat box in Terra Nova Rural Park.

Pop-up bat booths are coming to Richmond parks in early July.

The City of Richmond is collaborating with several organizations to offer three days of info booths about bats.

A local bat consultant and regional bat coordinator of the Community Bat Programs of B.C. will be answering questions about bats, showing real specimens and have games for kids to play.

They will be at the following parks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Friday, July 1: Garry Point Park (12011 Seventh Ave.)
  • Sunday, July 3: Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment (2340 River Rd.)
  • Tuesday, July 5: McLean Neighbourhood Park (22500 McLean Ave.)

Richmond residents and visitors are encouraged to add to the city’s “batabase board,” an aerial map pinpointing where residents have seen bats and where local roosts exist.

Collected data will be used to help the city protect bat habitat areas.

The bat stewardships booths are hosted in collaboration with Coastal Partners in Conservation Society, Athene Ecological, the South Coast Bat Conservation Society, the Community Bat Programs of BC and the Beaty Museum.

The City of Richmond received its bat-friendly community certification from the Community Bat Programs of BC in January 2020.

For more information, click here.