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The 2018 bat night season is here! Below are events to be held across NSW.


Bat Information Evening

Rotunda in Machhattie Park, Bathurst

Friday 2nd February

6.30 - 9.00pm


Meet at the Rotunda in Machhattie Park, Bathurst, NSW for a “bat chat”. BYO food and drink for relaxed evening. Hear from local ecologists and wildlife carers and then watch the bats fly out at approx 8.15-8.45. Colouring competition for kids.


Hosted by Bathurst Community Climate Action Network in partnership with the Bathurst Kangaroo Project.


For more information contact Tracy Sorensen.                            

Australasian Bat Night Events - New South Wales

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Meet a Bat Night

2nd Gordon Scout Hall, Rosedale Rd, Gordon

Saturday 3rd March

6.30 - 8.15pm


Enjoy Close (but safe) encounter with live bats kid’s craft activities. Your bat questions answered, along with displays and presentations. Light refreshments provided. Shortly after sunset, watch the spectacular fly-out as flying-foxes leave their roosting site to forage for the night.                         Suitable for children aged 5 and above but younger siblings also welcome – all children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.


Cost: FREE

Bookings: ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited for safety reasons when watching the fly-out.


For more details, email Sydney Bats or call/text 0428 981 420 with the number of adults, children and ages of children that will be attending.


Transport / Parking: 2nd Gordon Scouts Hall is a 10-15 minute walk from Gordon Station. Parking is also available in nearby and surrounding streets.

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Blue Mountains Bat Night

NPWS Heritage Centre

End of Govett's Leap Road, Blackheath

Friday 9th March



It's a Bat Fest!


Activities include bat cave for kids, bat talks, bat videos, and bat walks (bat walks MUST be booked). Also, meet a flying-fox! There will be a sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation.


The event is supported by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Australasian Bat Society, Blue Mounains Conservation Society, Greater Sydney Local Land Services, Australian Government LandCare Programme and Blue Mountains City Council.


For more details, check out the web site!



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Bat Counting

Turrella Reserve, Turrella

Friday 16th March, 20th April and 25th May

Half-an-hour before dusk


On the 3rd Friday of each month WCPS members participate in regular counting of the Wolli Creek Valley population of Grey-headed Flying-foxes (GHFF) as they fly out from their camp beside Wolli creek at Turrella. In doing so, we contribute to research on the population dynamics and movement of this now Vulnerable native mammal species. The sight of thousands of GHFFs flying out in the evening is really something – a real David Attenborough nature experience.


It’s not that difficult to learn to count the Flying-foxes as they fly out close to dusk from their camp. To get involved, please email us. We meet in Turrella Reserve, down near the footbridge over Wolli creek, but contact us, as meeting times vary with the seasons.

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Wild Things: Spotlighting Night Walk, Bardwell Valley

Meet in the Reserve opposite 90 Broadford St, Bexley Wednesday 28th March  

7.30pm - 8.30pm


The Bardwell valley is an important piece of the southern inner Sydney green corridor that includes the Wolli Creek and Cooks River valleys. On this walk we hope to see and hear a range of different native wildlife including fruit bats, microbats, owls and various frogs.


We'll be meeting opposite 90 Broadford St in the Reserve for a short talk on some of the wildlife we hope to see, followed by a walk through the Reserve spotlighting as we go.


Due to the late start time of this walk and the darkness, it is suggested that this event is not suitable for children under 8. Please bring a head torch or hand torch and wear mosquito repellent and covered footwear.


Click here to book your spot.


Wild Things has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

Bat Night

1st Gundaroo Scouts, Gundaroo

March - date and time to be advised  


Bat talk and walk for scout group.

Bat Night

Lismore, Casino, Byron Bay

March/April - date and time to be advised  


Series of bat talks and walks in Lismore, Casino and Byron Bay.

Bat Chats at Potaroo Palace

Potorr Palace, Bega

Date and time to be advised  


During Bat Night season, Potoroo Palace will have special Bat Night sessions. More details to follow.

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