In 2017 Wesley Clover Parks began our partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Bat House Program, HelpTheBats.ca. Bats are vital to the health of our environment and economy, as bats work each night eating thousands of insects, pollinating flowers (with the help of our honey bees!), and spreading seeds that grow into new plants and trees.
Help the Bats focuses on protecting the bat populations in Canada by encouraging groups in learning about Canadian bat species and the current threats to their survival, which includes habitat loss and white nose syndrome. One way of doing this is to provide alternative roosting sites for bats with bat houses.
The Wesley Clover Parks Campground now has two bat houses to aid in the survival of the endangered Little Brown Bat. These bat houses will offer a space for the Little Brown Bat to roost during the spring and have its pups over the summer, giving its pups a chance for survival.
For additional information on bats and the Bat House Program, please visit helpthebats.ca
Ticks are most often-found in forests and wooded areas but they can also live in shrubs, tall grass and leaves. By taking precautions you can enjoy the great outdoors! Visit http://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/lyme-disease.aspx for more information about ticks and preventing Lyme disease.