July & August 2022

Breaking News!

Daytime Bat Sightings are up this summer. We've received many more reports of downed bats or bats roosting in unusual locations.  This is happening across the Okanagan.  They may simply be disoriented, and should not pose any danger.
Be aware, stay safe and report your sightings.
If you or your pet come across a bat, alive or unresponsive... STAY AWAY.  The bat may have tired prior to returning to its regular roost, so found another spot to spend the day.  Most will fly away in the evening. If the bat is not within reach of children or pets, it is best to leave it alone.   
If you need to move it, please follow these instructions:  What To Do If You've Found a Bat (
Or you can also use this video: Bats are busy this time of year, but take care if you find one - West Kelowna News -

Once the bat has flown away, try to eliminate access points to avoid a replay.  Block small openings or cracks if possible, and umbrellas can be secured with bungee cords to deter bat occupants. 

Please report these sightings to BEEPS, as we are keeping and sharing data. Photos are helpful, along with the location.

If you or your pet has come in contact with a bat and received a scratch or bite, make sure you wash the area with soap and water, and contact a medical or veterinary professional for treatment within 24 hours. 

BEEPS Summer Fun!

Tyra (L) and Ethan (R) were a terrific team at the Peachland Sunday Farmers & Crafters Market.
(L)Tie Dye Tuesdays at the Groovy Tuesday HUB Market
(R) Rock  painting at Todds.

Kids Day Camp & Silver Springs Night Bat Chat

(L) Ethan and Sierra pitched in to develop and present activities for kids of all ages.  The day camp included a trail walk and crafts. 
(R) Accompanied by BEEPS directors Darlene and Rachel, they 'edutained' a group of teens at camp, and identified the species of bats that showed up for the nightly bug buffet using the echolocator devices. 


Thank You
World of Wheels!

Photo courtesy of the Peachland Phoenix.
BEEPS Director Dagmar White was thrilled to gratefully accept a generous donation from the Peachland World of Wheels.  We love how our community groups come together to support other local groups.


Earlier this summer, we told you about a Bat Friendly Orchardist in Summerland, who is partnering with BEEPS for a Fabulous Fall Fundraiser!  It is really simple and quick to order choice fruit from Sun-Oka Farms.
You'll be supporting a local farmer, a not-for-profit bat conservation society plus getting award-winning apples for yourself, your family and friends.

Apples are in in 10LB  case and the cost to you is only: 
Ambrosia Apples:  $23.95  per case
Honeycrisp Apples: $29.50 per case

Devin Jell, Sun-Oka's owner: "Since installing the bat houses in the orchard, I've been able to eliminate coddling moth spray". 

Great news all around!   More Bats = Less Spray = Healthier Apples!

Preorder your apples now and pick them up during Bat Week in October at the 50+ Centre in Peachland. 
All purchasers will be advised of the exact date and location well in advance.
Use this easy link:

Why not jump on board and help us sell them too? Just click the link to learn more and place your order.
Please email us with any questions:

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