September 3 to October 30, 2021
Bats are often misunderstood, but they are fascinating creatures. This is your chance to see them in a new light! The exhibition celebrates bats and serves as a reminder of how essential they are to the environment. Discover fascinating facts and uncover common myths while participating in a community Batty Passport throughout various locations within Peachland. Some highlights of the Batty Passport include the Beeps in the Vineyard Trail at Hainle Vineyard Estate Winery, The Bat House Interpretive Trail along Trepanier Creek, and the provincial Traveling Bat Exhibit, featuring 3 Walls and accompanying information panels telling the story about, Bats Out of the Darkness, located at Peachland’s Little Schoolhouse. Start your journey in the lobby of the Peachland Community Centre, where bat predators are on display, then follow the purple bat flags along Waldo Way to learn bat facts along the Mystery Lane Bat Walk to the Little Schoolhouse.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM Peachland Little Schoolhouse
Traveling bat exhibit: Join us for an interesting exploration and celebration of the world of BC Bats showcased at this Traveling Bat Exhibit, the achievement of 16 stakeholders over 2 years from concept to completion. Our BC bats: Amazing creatures, integral members of healthy, sustainable ecosystems, and fiercely efficient urban and agricultural pest controllers. Learn about these unique mammals, the challenges and threats they face, and how you can help.
Mystery Lane Bat Walk
Explore a bat corridor along the laneway to discover clues and fun bat facts. Find and follow 8 bat flags that point the way. Self-guided wander or book a learning tour.
BEEPS In the Vineyard
Book a tour to learn the many ways in which bats are beneficial to all types of agriculture, as you tour the Hainle Family Estate Winery and grounds. Enjoy a tasting!
Bat House Interpretive Trail
Want to learn more about bats while exploring Peachland?Join us on this long-time favourite educational stroll that highlights bats, their importance to our ecosystem, and how we can best support and nurture them.
Donations Gratefully Accepted
Staffed by volunteers, all Bats Out of the Darkness self-guided activities are funded by kind donations that support ongoing bat conservation work. Contact us for details about how your group can enjoy a customized guided tour that includes story-telling, and a bat craft, for a very reasonable fee.
Call or email to book a guided tour:
Darlene: (250) 767 2143 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org