Bat Conservation Project

About the Project

A rocket bat box can hold hundreds of bats.

A rocket bat box can hold hundreds of bats.

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

Volunteers installing our very first Rocket Bat Box at Boisvert's GreenWoods!

Volunteers installing our very first Rocket Bat Box at Boisvert's GreenWoods!

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:

Photo by Gerald Romanchuk

Photo by Gerald Romanchuk

  • 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!

Project supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation