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Bat night events in 2017 occurred from February to April in South Australia.

There are no events during May - a bit cold for bats!  More events are planned for 2018. Find one near you!  

Events listed chronologically- stroll down to find events.


Meldanda Bat Night

Friday 24 February

106 Bundilla Rd, Cambrai



Explore the wonders of bats with Mid Murray Landcare SA. Come and see harp traps in action, learn about insect eating bats in your backyard, see bat boxes that bats are using and how you can contribute to a great citizen science project. Supper provided. Supported through SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program and NRM levy.


RSVP Aimee Linke 0427 590 344 or



Bat box talk and workshop

Tuesday 7 March

Murray midlands, Blanchetown Public School

11am - 1.10pm


We will have a bat talk and then assemble 10 bat boxes and install them at the school and local reserve near the river.


RSVP Aimee Linke 0427 590 344 or



Bat box talk and workshop

Wednesday 15 March

Kingston on the Murray Primary School


Bat Box talk and workshop at Kingston on the Murray PS then a survey of the existing bat boxes at Banrock Station. School Comunity only.  The workshop is at Kingston on the Murray primary school consists of  a bat talk, then  a bat box building workshop conducted by Don Lester and Dennis Matthews. The group will be split up so some will audit the school with ‘How bat Friendly is Your property’ brochure.  Over the 2 hour program,  the existing bat boxes at the school,  which have never been monitored, wil be monitored for usage.  Finally, bat boxes at Banrock Station, made by the school about 30 years ago,  anwill be monitored and new sites selected for the new boxes to be installed and monitor them every 12 months. Coordinated by Aimee Linke of Mid-Murray LandCare and Karen Bishop from Riverland West Landcare.



Bats of the Mt Lofty Ranges

Tuesday 21 March

Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre

1 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit 



“Bat Man” Terry Reardon, bat expert from University of South Australia, will share some of his incredible insights into the world of microbats in particular bats of the Mt Lofty Ranges.. Terry has been researching bats for many years and will discuss their biology, habitat, benefits and the threats they face today.   Bookings essential Phone 8390 1891 Tues - Thurs or email

Cost: Gold coin donation. 



Bat night

March 23 2017

Pinnaroo Primary School



Conservation biologist, Chris Grant, will talk about the bats that live amongst us.


Chris will talk about:


How bats use echolocation to navigate and find their food.

What species of bats live in your area.

Where bats live.

How you can make your backyard more bat friendly.


Chris will be setting up special nets to try and capture some bats so you can see them up close. We will also use special equipment to hear their calls.



Bat night

Thursday 20 April

Naracoorte caves,


4.30pm - 7.00pm


This school holidays join Natural Resources South East

and Friends of Naracoorte Caves at Bat Night!


Witness thousands of bats flying out of Bat Cave

• Learn from a bat expert.

• See science in action with thermal cameras in use to count the bats.

• Enjoy a delicious supper.


Numbers limited, RSVP essential. For further information and to RSVP

contact Natural Resources South East on 87351177 or email

Australasian Bat Night events -South Australia



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Naracoorte Pinnaroo Bats of MLR SA 21 March