Bats in Cedarbrook and Thomson Memorial Parks

There are 8 bat species in Ontario, and we have observed 5 of these during our batwalks:

  • Big Brown Bat
  • Little Brown Myotis (Bat)
  • Silver Haired Bat
  • Red Eastern Bat
  • Hoary Bat

Photos of each species are shown below. All images courtesy of the Metro Toronto Zoo and its Native Bat Conservation program https://www.torontozoo.com/bats. The Native Bat Conservation program has prepared a very good conservation guide available for download (.pdf) which presents a lot of information on our bat population.

Big Brown Bat
Little Brown Bat (Myotis)
Silver haired bat
Eastern Red Bat
Hoary Bat

Another good source for information is Bats of Ontario:

https://mattholderfund.com/product/birds-of-ontario/