Biodiversity Days: Bat Walk

Biodiversity Days 2023: Bat Walk

A Biodiversity Days event for learning more about local bat diversity

This May, in honour of UN International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), the UBC Farm is hosting a series of events to celebrate biodiversity and its importance for our communities, health and planet. See all Biodiversity Days Events here!

  Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)  

About the Event

Come learn about our nocturnal neighbours – bats! This walk will provide an introduction to bat biology and behaviour, the different bat species that live in and around Vancouver, and their importance to ecosystems and people. We will visit a nearby bat roost to observe bats emerge for the night, and will use ultrasonic microphones to listen for bat calls. We will not be handling any bats, just visually observing them and listening to their ultrasonic calls. Please note this event is not located on the UBC Farm – see location below!


When, Where, and Who are the Speakers?

    • Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
    • W. Robert Wyman Plaza on UBC Campus
    • (Main Mall and Memorial Road next to the Frederic Laserre and Old Administration Buildings)

    • Speakers: Dr. Matt Mitchell, Aaron Aguirre
  Register Here

Important Note

This event will happen outside and at night so dress appropriately for the weather and bring appropriate equipment (weather appropriate clothing, headlamp or flashlight, lightweight foldable chair optional). In the case of rain or poor weather, the event will be cancelled.

Transit & Parking Details

This event is part of Biodiversity Days, a month-long celebration every May that honours the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22). Local celebrations highlight the many species, genes and ecosystems that sustain our communities. Hosted by UBC Botanical Garden in collaboration with SEEDS Sustainability Program and Climate Crisis in Urban Biodiversity Initiative (CCUB), this year’s events feature family nature walks, a student Research to Action Showcase, tree and bird tours, citizen science action, virtual events, practical workshops and more. Biodiversity Days is made possible with funding provided through the UBC Botanical Garden Community Outreach Fund and the SEEDS Sustainability Program.