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Bat Nights are planned in Victoria for 2017. Find one near you!

Bat nights are listed in date order- please scroll down.

 

Bat Night at Challicum with ecologist Peter Homan

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Western Vic

"Challicum" Land for Wildlife property,

Geelong Rd near Buangor for Upper Hopkins Land Management Group

6.30 pm

 

Learn about the many species of bats found on farming  land in our region and their importance as pollinators and insect predators. Starting with a bbq at 6,30, we will then set up some traps just before dusk. Peter will explain a little of his work and share his knowledge of local bats before we return to the field to check the traps. Please bring a torch, sturdy footwear and wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers. BYO bbq food for your family, salad to share, drinks, and plates and cutlery. Upper Hopkins LMG will provide bread, condiments and tea and coffee.

RSVP  by 23 Feb to  Una Allender on uallender@bigpond.com or 0419 981 920 0 or Celia Tucker on 0409 138 581 or  ccafleck@hotmail.com

 

 

Bat night

Friday 17 March

Aquamoves, Shepparton

6.30pm - 8.00pm

 

Batman Robert Bender is returning to Shepparton to share his passion for Bats!

 

Discover the local bats of Greater Shepparton with expert bat enthusiast, Robert Bender. Meet at Aquamoves crèche at 6.30pm for a one hour information session on out local bats and stay for a spotlight walk after dark.

 

Bring the kids along and get them engaged with these fascinating animals. Register to participate by email to riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call 5832 9714.

 

Don't forget sturdy shoes, drinking water and a torch for the spotlight tour!

 

 

Bat Night 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Wyndham Cultural Centre 177 Watton St, Werribee 3030.

8pm - 10pm

 

Discover some of our unique and lesser known wildlife at Bat Night!

 

Hear from ecologist Rob Gration as he explains all about these elusive creatures, before heading out to participate in a survey of bats in Wyndham Park. reen living Series Event organised by Environment & Water, Wyndham City.

 

Free event. Bookings essential. Contact 9742 0777.  Green.Living@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Note: Wait list only. Fully booked."

 

 

Nillumbik Bat Night

Friday, 31 March 2017Vic

6.30 - 8.30pm  

Panton Hill Living and Learning Centre, Bishops Rd, Panton Hill 3745

 

Smiths Gully Landcare group invites you to attend a bat presentation as part of Australasian Bat Night. Learn about the fascinating world of bats by listening to bat expert Robert Bender talking about their diversity in Nillumbik, vital ecological role, and how we can protect their habitat. Following the presentation we will go on a short walk in Bunjil Reserve to see if we can locate them with hand held bat detectors! Bat pictures and masks will be given to children to take home and colour in. Meet at Panton Hill Living and Learning Centre. Free event. Light snacks provided. The invitation is open to everyone, kids are very welcome.

Bookings are essential.

Please RSVP by email to ruth.marr@hotmail.com or phone 0408 934 347.

 

If possible, please bring your own:

       -Costume — dress up like a bat! Each child dressed up will receive a small prize.

         - Appropriate outdoor clothing. Part of the presentation will be spent outside.

          -Torch.                                                                                                                                                                                  More information: http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Events/Nillumbik-Bat-Night

 

 

“BatWatch”

Thursday, 6 April 2017Vic

Geelong botanic Gardens.

from 5.30pm

Meet at Eastern Park Golf Club Carpark, Eastern Park Circuit

 

Geelong Botanic Gardens is once again holding "Batwatch" in Eastern Park during the Easter School holidays.

Children’s activities from 5.30pm. Bats fly our soon after sunset.

•See the fruit bats fly out from their day-time roost

•Learn about bats and their importance to our environment

•Join in children’s activities while waiting for the sun to set

•Enjoy a BYO picnic tea in Eastern Park.

 

BYO Torch and dress for the outdoors

Bookings are essential. You need to book and pay online via: www.geelongaustralia.com.au/gbg     

 

Cost: $7.40 per head; A combination of four people aged over 5 yo - $25."

 

 

Bat Night

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Near Benalla

10am - midday  

The Mokoan Hub

652 Lake Mokoan Rd Winton North 3673

 

You’re invited to join the Friends of Winton Wetlands as they host internationally recognised bat ecologist, Dr Lindy Lumsden.

Learn about the fascinating local bat species, get an up close look at some real live bats, check out our bat nest box display and bring the kids so they can participate in the ‘bat quiz’ and flying fox races for a chance to win great ‘batty’ prizes!

 

This is a free family friendly event!

Presentation begins at 10am sharp at Mokoan Hub, with lunch available to be purchased from the Mokoan Hub Café after the event.

 

Please RSVP to lisa.farnsworth@wintonwetlands.org.au or 0467 448 100

 

Doveton  Mega Bat Count

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

5.30 pm

Repeated 9 May  at 5.15pm and every month on Tuesday closest to full moon.  See upcoming events for details of monthly bat counts

 

Meet on Floriana Avenue where it intersects  with Dandenong Creek.   We meet approximately 30 mins before dusk

Join one of the longest running monitoring programs of any bat colony in the world and help collect data to help manage the threatened grey-headed flying-fox, while viewing one of the great wildlife spectacles in the world- an evening flyout of flying-foxes. Go batty every month and join the volunteers to count the flying-foxes as they leave for the evening.  It's not essential to register but it is helpful. Contact Rod on 0412 562 429 to register interest or for more information https://megabatcount.wordpress.com/about-the-fly-out-count/.

 

 

Yarra Bend Mega Bat Count

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

5.30 pm

 

Repeated  10 May (5.15pm) and every month on the Wednesday closest to full moon. See upcoming events for details of monthly bat counts

 

Meet at car park Yarra Bend Golf Course, Yarra Bend Rd  30 minutes before dusk.

Join one of the longest running monitoring programs of any bat colony in the world and help collect data to help manage the threatened grey-headed flying-fox, while viewing one of the great wildlife spectacles in the world- an evening flyout of flying-foxes. Go batty every month and join the volunteers to count the flying-foxes as they leave for the evening.  It's not essential to register but it is helpful. Contact Rod on 0412 562 429 to register interest or for more information. https://megabatcount.wordpress.com/about-the-fly-out-count/

 

 

Whittlesea Bat Night

Friday, 21 April 2017

7pm - 9pm                                                                    

Tuttle Recreation Reserve                                      

523 - 525 Epping Rd, Wollert, Vic 3750

 

Whittlesea Council  and the Australian Bat Society invite you to come along to Whittlesea’s Australian Bat Night. Robert Bender, bat expert and manager of a number of bat box projects in Melbourne will talk about the fascinating world of bats including, their diversity in Whittlesea, vital ecological role, and how we can live with them and protect their habitat.

Following the presentation, we will go on a short walk amongst the surrounding River Red Gums to see if we can locate them with hand held bat detectors!

This event is designed for people of all ages with schools and local community groups welcome to come along as well. A door prize of a bat box will be available to take home for one lucky person.

On the night you need to bring a jumper in case it is cold, sturdy shoes for the sort walk and a torch.

A light supper will be provided and so it is essential that you book in advance to secure your place and catering purposes.

Book: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bat-night-2017-tickets-32606710549

For further information about the event please call the Sustainability Planning team on 9217 2025.  Free event

 

 

 

Bendigo Bat Night

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bendigo

 

Guest speaker: Emmi Scherlies emmischerlies@gmail.com

Bat expert Emmi Scherlies is guest speaker at the Bendigo Bat Night.  Fresh from delivering a bat presentation at Naracoorte Caves, SA, Emmi will be talking in Bendigo about her research on the  southern bent-ing bat. Her research  aims to uncover why the population of this critically endangered species is not increasing despite many pups being born each year to help manage and recover the population, and is shedding new light on how these elusive bats use the caves at Naracoorte.

Frequently nicknamed “Batgirl”, Emmi has a contagious enthusiasm for bats and their conservation.  

 

More details coming soon.

 

Australasian Bat Night

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, La Trobe Uni

Watch this site for Bat time and bat date.  Details coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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