Bat Boxes at the Museum

Have you ever taken a look at the bat boxes installed at the museum?
Kiyoshi Takahashi of the Burke Mountain Naturalists Club installed these 2 bat boxes at the Museum; a ‘Two-chamber small bat house’ and a ‘Five-chamber maternity bat house.’

The most common social bat species in the area are the Little Brown Myotis and Yuma Myotis and the most common solitary species are the Big Brown Bat, Hoary Bat and the Silver-haired Bat. Kiyoshi predicts that it is most likely that around 90% of the bats that use the boxes with be the Little Brown Myotis and Yuma Myotis bats.

It can take up to three years for bats to get used to and settle in the boxes. Kiyoshi is checking the boxes regularly to see if bats have made a new home in the bat boxes at the Museum.

To learn more about the Burke Mountain Naturalists Club visit their website at http://www.bmn.bc.ca/

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