Reading time : 2 minutes
There are eight bat species present in Quebec. Three are migratory and five are resident. The residents look for places to hibernate each winter. They need a dry place, but with access to water to drink from time to time. The temperature needs to remain above zero during the winter in the chosen space.
Three species are designated as endangered in Canada: the little brown bat, the northern bat and the eastern pipistrelle.
Our conservation partner, Appalachian Corridor, is part of a conservation program with Conservation Chauve-souris des Cantons-de-l’Est (CCSCE) since December 2020. Press release.
This month we have reproduced CERFO’s article on bats. CERFO’s scientists publish articles in layman’s terms so that we, the general public, can better understand them.
Who is CERFO?
CERFO (Centre d’enseignement et de recherche en foresterie), is the Centre collégial de transfert de technologie (CCTT) en foresterie affiliated with the Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CÉGEP) de Sainte-Foy (Québec, Canada), founded in Québec City in 1984. More recently, it has extended its activities to a broader forestry field, including agricultural and urban areas.
Click on the link to read the article: “ Comment favoriser les chauves-souris en milieu agricole ”
The article is available in French.
Bérubé-Girouard, V. and E. Boulfroy. 2023. “ Comment favoriser les chauves-souris en milieu agricole ” (How to encourage bats in agricultural areas). Fiche d’accompagnement pour l’implantation d’aménagements favorisant la biodiversité en milieu agricole no 3. Centre d’enseignement et de recherche en foresterie de Sainte-Foy (CERFO). 6 p.
“This project is an initiative of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), funded through the Advisory Services Program, implemented under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.”
We are also sharing with you a video that was produced on this same theme. Here is the video link
Our partner Appalachian Corridor, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Granby Zoo, has prepared three videos on the theme
Bats in your home is a good article from Appalachian Corridor on what to do and what not to do if you find a bat in your home.