Got bats? That’s the question that local conservation group Habitat Acquisition Trust is asking Victoria area residents. HAT is sending out the bat signal to find volunteers to participate in the first Annual BC Bat Count and to map bat colonies in the region. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for people who care about wildlife to be involved in collecting important scientific information” says Adam Taylor, Executive Director of Habitat Acquisition Trust. “They don’t need any special skills and it’s a great way to get kids involved too.”
The Annual Bat Count is being promoted through HAT's Community Bat Program , as… Read More
Here at HAT we have been working hard to organize several events for our members and volunteers to learn new skills, get involved and have fun with HAT staff!
July 6 Sunday - Covenant Restoration
Metchosin near Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park
9:30-2, possibly a walk and talk in Park prior with coffee & snacks
Focusing on Daphne & caging oak seedlings, carpool available
10 volunteers - see poster here… Read More
Turtles! Just this past week HAT has had two reports of turtles nesting in paths and backyards - including our very own staff person, Wendy who is our Covenants and Acquisitions Coordinator and spotted a turtle nesting right in her backyard! (Photo left).
HAT also received a report from a citizen scientist Tim who was thrilled to report this turtle sighting nearby Beaver Lake right in the middle of the path! Both of these turtle sightings were in fact Red-eared Slider turtle species and not the endangered Western Painted Turtle , the last native turtle in the region.… Read More
Thanks to Shaw TV's "Did You Know" segement, HAT can share some great quick videos about our work and how you can be involved.
First up is a video about our Citizen Science projects, in particular the Blue-grey Taildropper Slug. Everyone can particpate in science!Read More