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Bat night events are planned in Queensland for 2017. Find one near you!
Batty Boat Cruises 2017
Sunday March 12
Meet at MV Neptune,
Public Jetty, Mowbray Park
East Brisbane 4169
Cruise departs at 4.30pm
Cruise along the Brisbane River this season to visit the flying foxes near New Farm Park and watch them fly over at sunset on their nightly feeding expedition. Hear informative commentary and meet orphaned baby bats on board. Cruise duration is approx. 3 1/2 hours departing at 4.30pm.
CONTACT: Janelle Devery 07 3844 0129
Bat talk at the library
Take the kids to the library during the school holidays to find all about bats. Lyn Boston will give an introductory talk and then kids can participate in a flying-fox survey.
Logan Bat Chat in the library
Thursday 30 March, 5.30-7.30pm
Saturday 8 April, 1.00-3.30pm
Logan Central Library
Families can learn weird and wonderful facts about bats you never knew. Watch the family movie Hotel Transylvania, followed by some fun bat activities.
Saturday 22 April
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Mary Cairncross Reserve is again the venue for 2017 Bat Night. This year's event features a storytime reading of Warambi by renowned Children's author, Aleesah Darlison. Bookings TBA. Further details coming soon.
Cairns Bat Festival
Saturday 22 April
Wharf One Café, Cairns
Situated on the wharf by Trinity Inlet, Wharf One Café is the perfect spot for a bat festival. Discover all about bats of the wet tropics and Far North Queensland. Watch the flying-foxes fly over the inlet on their way to forage for the night. Listen to talks on Spectacled Flying-fox and microbats. Kids' activities next to the Tree house. Live music to chill out inbetween activites. Raffles, auctions to raise money for bat hospitals and carers. Wildlife Information stalls. Further details to come. Free event. For more information contact Maree on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412311 403.
Bats at Woodfordia Planting Festival
Friday 28 April - Sunday 30 April
Learn about the special relationships between bats and trees at the Planting Festival Woodfordia, Qld. Greg Ford and Geoffrey Smith will give talks and conduct bat walks throughout the festival and introduce you to the fascinating world of bats. For more details, please visit the Planting Festival website.
Library after dark: Logan Bat Night
Friday 12 May
Just when we’re getting ready for bed, the bat night-shift begins! Come one and all to see and learn fascinating facts about bats, watch the family movie Hotel Transylvania (Rating PG), and enjoy some fun bat activities. Light refreshments provided