About the Project
In addition to conserving over 2,000 acres of important local habitat, EALT is implementing a bat conservation project. With the help of our amazing volunteer team, several bat boxes have already been installed at Boisvert's GreenWoods, Glory Hills and Pipestone Creek. By the end of this summer, there will be bat boxes installed on 6 of our conservation lands!
We've also developed a brochure on Alberta Bats to spread awareness about the importance of bats in our ecosystems.
How You Can Help
- Donate to EALT's Batty for Bat Houses campaign to protect and restore important bat habitat.
- Volunteer with EALT to steward local natural areas, install bat boxes, and monitor bat boxes. We have two volunteer events coming up that focus on improving bat habitat that you can sign up for today!
- Build your own bat house!
About the Little Brown Bat
The little brown bat is the most likely inhabitant of the bat houses installed at EALT's conservation lands. Here are some interesting facts about this species of bat:
- A little brown bat will consume 600 to 1,000 mosquitoes, or mosquito-sized bugs, per hour, and eat more than half of their own body weight in insects each night!
- Little brown bats can live up to 6 to 7 years of age
Read more about the little brown bat on our Species Spotlight!