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Bat Walk in Guild Park

  • 21 Jun 2022
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Guild Park & Gardens, 201 Guildwood Pkwy.

Bat Walk at Guild Park

UPDATE - Mon. June 20:

Thanks for everyone's interest in tomorrow's Bat Walk at Guild Park. Registration for this event is now closed.

To everyone who's registered on-line, we'll see you Tues June 21 starting at 9:00 pm at Guild Park's east parking lot (same starting place as our Bat Walk last month.

For those interested in volunteering next time, the next Bat Walk at Guild Park will take place Tues. July 12. Watch for more details and registration.

Thenight-time walk starts at sundown (about 9:00 pm) and last about 60 minutes.

We meet outside at the parking lot, just east of the Guild Inn Estate gazebo. Watch for signs.

The route involves walking along Guild Park's open areas and some unimproved trails.

NOTE: This event is limited to 20 participants, due to the number of bat detection devices available.

The walk is part of the Toronto Zoo’s Bat Conservation Program. Volunteers will record night-time activity of bats as they fly. We'll also use printed tally sheets to track where bats are active along the route.

Flashlights, good walking shoes and appropriate night-time clothing are all recommended. Due to the lateness of this walk, we require adults to accompany young participants.

The event is weather-dependent and will be cancelled in case of rain/inclement conditions.

How to prepare for this Bat Walk at Guild Park

  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking outside in the park for an hour or so.

  • Flashlights and/or smartphones with lights are recommended, so is light-coloured, reflective clothing.

  • Bring a drink and/or snack with you, if you like (no food is available at Guild Park).

  • Since the bat walk focuses on tracking wildlife, we ask that all pets be kept at home. 

  • Given the start time and how the walk takes place along park trails after dark, this event isn’t suitable for young children. For those youthful bat enthusiasts who’d like to participate, please bring along a suitable adult to join you.

  • Participants limited to 20

  • Another Bat Walk at Guild Park is scheduled for Tues. July 12 at sunset. Registration will be available closer to the event

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