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A night of bats at the Community Garden

PASSPORT PHOTOS & MORE by Deanna Mitchener

Professional Digital Passport System photos No it is not Halloween yet ...but the Edson
ready in minutes while you wait... Community Gardens hosted a Barbecue and Bat Misadventures
Night on August 26.
It was an opportunity for community
members in and around the Edson area to come
check out the Community Gardens and all the
wonderful things they have going on.
The group enjoyed a nice warm fire and
barbecue, learn all about the different shrubs
and trees they have, identify different species of
bats, and even built a bat house to take home.
Species at Risk Biologist for the Alberta Fish
and Wildlife, Lisa Wilkinson, was on hand to
answer questions, give information, and show
some new technology to those that were
attending the Bat Night.
"We have nine different species of bats in Michelle Saulnier and Warren Dauble were talking with Lisa Wilkinson about the different species of
Alberta and all the bats in Canada and most of bats around Edson, on August 26 during the Community Gardens Bat Night. photo Deanna Mitchener
blind view North America are the small insect eating bats. the world. In the places where it is really warm
They are very useful, they can eat hundreds of
"There are over 1,200 different bat species in
insects an hour," said Wilkinson.
Lisa had a couple of different types of bat
window fashions detectors. "They visually show us a and they have lots of fruit, you have fruit eating Edson Funeral Home
bats. There are nectar eating bats with long
spectrograph of the call bats make. It sounds
tongues and these bats end up getting pollen all
like a clicking noise, translating it to a sound over their faces so they pollinate flowers just FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH
2017 Ads humans can hear because we cannot hear the like bees do. Some of the fruit we get like Must stay on page 7
ultrasonic call as their frequency is too high.
mangos, dates, and figs are all pollinated by
Even if you can't see the bat, you can see from
the detector that the bats are around. It is a nectar bats," said Wilkinson. As per Sue
"Most people don't realize it, but bats do a lot
really good tool we use for monitoring them. of useful things for people not just the ones
We have different ones that are stationary that eat mosquitoes. They are really important
detectors that go out at the same time and same pollinators. There are some plants that flower at On right hand side
August 21 place every year for a week. Then we can night, so bats are the only ones that will of the page
compare and see if there are any trends or
pollinate those," said Wilkinson.
different types of species or different levels of
The Community Gardens had a great turn out
September 11 Passport•Citizenship•Rifle Arms Licence• activities," said Wilkinson. and people were enjoying looking for bats and
joining in on the activities.
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