• Got Bats?

    HAT is looking for bats, and we need your help ... Read More
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  • Garden with Native Plants
  • Do you have bats?
  • VIDEOS: How you can help
  • HAT has moved!

Do you want attractive, easy to maintain, dought tolerant gardens that attract birds and butterflies?

Gardening with Native Plants

The best plant choices for gardens are often the native plants that thrive naturally in our region. A native plant includes those species that were here prior to European settlement. Rewarding and dynamic, “naturescapes” are functional gardens that reflect the native richness and beauty of our unique region. 

HAT has tons of gardening info (below) to help to put together the perfect naturescape! From Lasagna Gardening to Healthy Lawns to Container Gardening , there is something to help every green thumb!

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Bat LB in barn 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

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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!

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HAT has moved offices, through not very far! We are now next door to our old offices at 825 Broughton St. Look for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Fleetway logos, and head up the stairs. We'll be on your left at the first landing.

Aside from the change in our street address, all of our contact information remains the same. You can reach us at:

Habitat Acquisition Trust PO Box 8552 Victoria, BC, V8W 3S2

Telephone: 250 995-2428 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or keep up with us through this website of course! Read More

I want to...

  • Garden for Wildlife Gardening with native plants, organic lawn care, and more ideas for home
  • Protect my Land Learn about options to protect nature on your land through covenants or donations of land.
  • Get kids outside Create a native plant garden at your school or go on a field trip to Goldstream
  • Care for Endangered Species Endangered turtles, snakes, and slugs need your help, and so does HAT
  • Volunteer Help care for parks and natural areas, and meet new people too!
  • Donate Become a member and support HAT's mission
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