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Bat night events have been happening since February this year, and still more to come in May. May 2017 events are listed at the top of this page in date order.  Find one near you!

 

Library after dark: Logan Bat Night

Friday 12 May

Marsden Library

Logan City

5.30-8.30pm

 

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

 

Registrations:

http://loganlibraries.org/whats-on/?event_keywords=after+dark&event_category=&event_library=&event_date=12-05-2017

 

Bats at Eco-fiesta (FNQ)

Sunday, 28 May 2017

10 - 4pm Eco-Fiesta

Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal,

Cairns

 

ABS bat stall will be at Eco-Fiesta. Learn about bats and support local bat carers.  If you missed the Cairns Bat Festival, or the School Holiday Bat Chats, this is your chance to find out about bats and ask questions of bat experts about flying-foxes and microbats. Find out about the threats to our bats in FNQ and how you can help conserve these vital animals. See a bat house for microbats. Pick up information leaflets, bat stickers and buy batty goods. All proceeds of sales go to local bat hospitals and carers.  Become a member of the newest incorporated Bat group in Cairns and help conserve our flying-foxes and micro-bats.

 

Free event. All welcome!

 

 

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Bats – making new friends with Steve Parish and Les Hall

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Noosaville Library,  

7 Wallace Drive Tewantin 6pm - 8pm

 

"Batman" zoologist Dr Les Hall and renowned nature photographer Steve Parish will take you on a trip through the fascinating world of bats with some spectacular photographs and information.  Flying-foxes are just big bats and Les and Steve will talk about the challenges of managing these bats. There will be live bats as well so you can get close-up to a real bat.  Bookings essential. http://noosa.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=9007&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=1/05/2017&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp= 

 

More information: Noosa Library Service ph 5329 6555 or www.libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au

 

Past 2017 Bat Night events

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

 

Library bat talk

Thursday, 23 March 2017

5pm

Caloundra Library

 

Flying foxes play an important role in our local forests. Join Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife to discover the secret life of flying foxes.

Learn how flying foxes enhance the environment by pollinating and spreading the seeds of important trees.

Meet a live flying fox, and several other wildlife species that have a direct relationship with them.

Learn more about these fascinating creatures and what to do if you come in contact with them.

Bookings essential

Contact Number: (07) 5475 8989

http://www.geckoeswildlife.com.au/

 

 

Library bat talk

Saturday, 25 March 2017

10.30am

Maroochydore Library

 

Flying foxes play an important role in our local forests. Join Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife to discover the secret life of flying foxes.

Learn how flying foxes enhance the environment by pollinating and spreading the seeds of important trees.

Meet a live flying fox, and several other wildlife species that have a direct relationship with them.

Learn more about these fascinating creatures and what to do if you come in contact with them.

Bookings essential

Contact Number: (07) 5475 8989

http://www.geckoeswildlife.com.au/

 

Logan Bat Chat in the library    

Thursday, 30 March 2017

5.30 - 7.30 pm

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.

Registrations:

https://loganlibraries.org/whats-on/event/logan-bat-chat-in-the-library/"

Lee-ann Veage <lee-anneveage@logan.qld.gov.au>

 

Library bat talk      

Saturday, 1 April 2017

10am – 11am

Kawana Library

 

Flying foxes play an important role in our local forests. Join Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife to discover the secret life of flying foxes.

Learn how flying foxes enhance the environment by pollinating and spreading the seeds of important trees.

Meet a live flying fox, and several other wildlife species that have a direct relationship with them.

Learn more about these fascinating creatures and what to do if you come in contact with them.

Bookings essential

Bookings essential

Contact Number: (07) 5475 8989

http://www.geckoeswildlife.com.au/

 

 

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.

Registrations:

https://loganlibraries.org/whats-on/event/logan-bat-chat-in-the-library/

 

 

Cairns School holiday Bat chats

Friday, 31 March,  Saturday, 1 April 2017, Sunday, 2 April

Friday, 7 April

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017

 

5.30pm

Cairns Library grounds,

cnr Lake St and Aplin St. Cairns CBD

 

Cairns School holiday bat chats are back on for Easter holidays, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 5.30pm.  Find out about the threatened Spectacled flying-foxes and their city camp, as interpreters answer all your questions.  Then watch the spectacular Spectacled flying-fox evening fly out. This amazing experience is something you would think you have to go to remote wilderness to experience and be willing to pay a lot for, but it's free and right in the centre of town.  The flyout happens every evening the bats are in town (most of the year), but over school holiday weekends you get the added benefit of interpretive guides, expert information and free give-aways. No need to book, just turn up.

 

Be a wildlife manager for the day

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

10am - 11.30am

Noosa Library, 7 Wallace Drive Tewantin

 

Do a flying fox survey with Council’s Flying Fox Management Officer in Wallace Park flying-fox camp with over 1000 flying-foxes, before Lyn Boston, a real-life bat carer (and her special guest Phoebe) tells you all about the importance of flying foxes and how you can help save them. Wear long pants, closed shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bring water. Ages 9+ parental participation preferred.  Free event but bookings essential Contact Number: 5329 6555 http://noosa.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=999 Booking page can be accessed from event page

 

Bat Day Community Event

Tuesday, 11 April

1pm – Sunset

Straker Park, Cooran (The cricket field opposite the football ground)

 

‘Bat Day’- raising awareness for the ecological benefits of bats in a community, also ties in with the nationally recognised Australasian Bat Society’s three-month program focussing on and raising awareness on the value of Bats. Event concludes with a viewing of the fly out of the nearby flying fox colony.

FEATURES:

    •   Meet a live flying-fox

    •   Information stalls from Landcare, Bat Rescue Inc. and RSPCA.

    •   Planting Day with Landcare group from 1pm-2pm

    •   BBQ + canteen to raise funds for bat care groups

    •   4:30pm- A talk from Zoologist and Bat Researcher, Dr Les Hall

    •   Watch fly out event from adjacent flying fox camp at sunset

    •   Kids Art Activities with NRG and Noosa library onsite

    •   Kids invited to come in costume - Dress up parade at 3.30pm

Contact Tyron de Kauwe tyron.dekauwe@noosa.qld.gov.au

 

 

 

Nature Check: Bats and their habitat

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

3.30 - 7.00pm

Cubberta-Witton Catchment Centre,

47 Hepworth St, Chapel Hill, Qld.        (UBD 178 A11)  

 

Cubberta-Witton Cathments network invites you to go batty thiese school holidays. Nature Check is  for budding scientists. There is a lot to learn about fruit bats as well as insectivorous ones, about what they are, where they live, how they forage and what they eat, what makes good habitat and where there are any threats endangering them. Multi-layered activities provide excitement. After dark we’ll go on a short distance excursion to audio-capture echolocating bats and their calls on special equipment. You’ll be amazed what lives in your area at night.

For 8-11 year olds

Fee: $15 per child ($10 for members)                                                                                                                More information and to book, see www.cwcn.org.au  http://www.cwcn.org.au/images/CWCN_School_Hol._Flyer_autumn_2017.pdf.

 

Stories from the wild: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

10am - 11.30am

Cubberta-Witton Catchment Centre,

47 Hepworth St, Chapel Hill, Qld.           (UBD 178 A11)      

 

Cubberta-Witton Catchments network invites you to go batty thiese school holidays. By popular demand, here is storytelling with a delightful all-time classic teaching young kids about bats and what happens when a little bat is fostered by a bird family. Craft activities will follow, because all our young participants will want to take their very own bat home.

Particularly for Kindy to early primary school age children

Fee: $ 5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                       More information and to book, see www.cwcn.org.au   http://www.cwcn.org.au/images/CWCN_School_Hol._Flyer_autumn_2017.pdf.

 

 

Bat Night

Saturday 22 April

4pm - 8 pm

Mary Cairncross Reserve

Sunshine Coast

 

Mary Cairncross Reserve is again the venue for 2017 Sunshine Coast Bat Night. This year's event features a storytime reading of Warrambi by renowned Children's author, Aleesah Darlison, movie showing of Stellaluna, animal show by Wild Call, a talk by  Lyndon Davies (Gubbi Gubbi)  on the importance of bats to local indigenous culture and a presentation by renowned bat researcher, Dr Les Hall.  Kids – dress up in your favourite batty costume!

Places are limited for this FREE event. Bookings essential.

To book visit the Events Hub on council's website here. 

More information: Raeleen Draper Raeleen.Draper@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au 

 

 

 

Cairns Bat Festival

Saturday, 22 April 2017QLD

3.30 - 7pm                      

Salt House, Esplanade  Cairns

 

Situated on the esplanade  the Salt House bar and restaurant 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 Trinity inlet on their way to forage for the night. Learn about and detect for microbats.  Listen to expert talks on Spectacled Flying-fox, the Bat Tourism Trail,  Wet tropics and conservation of bats. Kids' activities  and wildlife and eco-stalls. Glitter bat tattoos.  Face painting. Print your own bat T-shirt. Meet live animals at Zoo to you.  Live music with Lunar to chill out in-between activities. Great raffle prizes to raise money for bat hospitals and bat carers. Purchase a sausage at the bbq or tapas from the bar while trying out bat themed cocktails.  Free event.  Family friendly but great for adults too.   For more information contact Maree on batnight@ausbats.org.au or   0412 311 403.

 

 

 

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