Get your guano

Peachland bats may be hibernating but BEEPS is not.

Guano collected in 2017 from the Bat colony inhabiting the attic of Peachland Historic School is being packaged for retail sales in the Visitor Centre.

BEEPS Director Rachael Truant filled one-kilogram containers with the valuable fertilizer which is high in nitrogen due to insects being the choice of diet for Okanagan bats.

The Peachland volunteer Fire Brigade will conduct the annual guano clean out on Jan. 29 while biologist Tanya Luszcz and Paula Rodriguez de la Vega from the Okanagan Community Bat Program service the data loggers located in the attic. At this time the public is asked to report any viewings of bat activity throughout the winter to the Visitor Centre at 250-767-2455.

The Annual General meeting for BEEPS will be held on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Peachland Historic Primary School.


By Darlene Hartford


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