Category: mammal


PROJECTor Bat – a joint venture between the bats that live in our area and you, the members of Headwaters Nature. Headwaters Nature needs a new digital PROJECTor (AKA projector) and bats need places to roost. For the cost of $10.00 you get a chance to get this bat roosting box* and at the same time contribute to the purchase of a new club digital projector. It’s a win-win situation even if you don’t end up with the bat roosting box. Someone will get the box — a win for the bats and we’ll be closer to getting the much needed projector — a win for Headwaters Nature! *Thanks to Rob B for donating the bat roosting box

2018 November: Batwoman is coming to Town!

Outdoor adventurer Cylita “Batwoman” Guy of the University of Toronto and Ontario Science Centre will talk about her research on viruses and bats. 2018 November 27, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, at our usual meeting place. Cylita Guy is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on bats and their viruses. Using a combination of field and computational approaches she is investigating why bats seem to be good at carrying viruses that they sometimes share with humans, but rarely get sick from themselves. In her spare time she looks to help others foster their own senses of curiosity and discovery. She works as a Host at the Ontario Science Centre and started a Junior Bat Biologist Program in conjunction with the High Park Nature Centre. You can also read about her hilarious field exploits in the recent general audience book Fieldwork… Read more »