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BAT FACTS

  • There are 16 species of bat in BC and 14 of those can be found in the Okanagan

  • There are 5 species of bat in the Okanagan that will use bat houses

  • One little brown bat can eat 1000 mosquito sized insects in an hour

  • Blind as a bat? Bats don’t see colour, but they have better night vision that humans and they augment their vision with echo location

  • Bats can live more than 30 years

  • The smallest bat in BC is the Western Small-footed Myotis – they have a wing span of 22cm about the same as a chickadee and weigh less than a nickel.

  • The largest bat in BC is the Hoary Bat – they have a wing span of 40 cm about the same as a swallow and weighs a little more than a double A battery

  • White nose syndrome is a disease affecting bats that was detected this year in the Pacific Northwest.  

WHAT YOU CAN DO

RESOURCES

Bats & Bat Boxes
Okanagan Community Bat Project
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