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Bat night events in Tasmania during 2017 occured during April. There are no events this May  but Bat Night events are being planned for 2018.  



Bat Night at the sanctuary

Saturday, 22 April 2017

6.30 - 8.30pm

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

93 Briggs Road

Brighton 7030



Local bat researcher Kirsty Dixon will be giving a short presentation on these amazing and interesting creatures before leading a nighttime walk through the Sanctuary in search of our batty residents.


Our Bat Night will be held at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in the ‘Bush Tucker Shed’ building. When you arrive at Bonorong please park your car in the overflow car park (not the first one you get to but the second car park where the skip bins are) as far up as possible.


The building at the top end of this car park is the Bush Tucker Shed -- there is an access door at the back of the building that you will be able to use when you arrive.


The event will go for 1.5 - 2 hours.


Please  bring: Yourself, some warm clothes and sensible shoes! Please note that refreshments are not provided - please plan accordingly.

It's completely free! We think everyone should know more about our batty friends :)          


Bookings essential:      Wait list only!                        


About Bononorong Sanctuary - Bonorong is a sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. We're a social enterprise: a little business with a biiiig heart. The skills and funds generated through the sanctuary allow us to proactively address problems in our surrounding environment and communities.



Bat Spotting using sonar tracking with Kirsty Dixon

Tasmanian Youth Science Forum

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

7:00- 8:00pm

Waterworks Reserve, South Hobart.



Young scientists attending the Tasmanian Youth Science Forum  can experience a bat presentation and  bat detection survey to find out what bat research is all about. Includes an introduction to bat detection and understanding how call sequences can help identify bats through a bat walk and presentation on Tasmania's bats, followed by a Q & A session.


The Tasmanian Youth Science Forum is part of Inspiring Australia program.

This event is only for participants on the Tasmanian Youth Science Forum.






Australasian Bat Night events -Tasmania