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Bats in our neighbourhood

Cussen Park, Ross St, Tatura

Saturday 13th April

5.00pm - 8.00pm


Learn about the fascinating microbats and grey-headed flying-foxes in Cussen Park then watch them wake up and fly out at dusk. Expert presenters include urban ecologists Dr Rodney van der Ree and Rob Gration, Shepparton Veterinarian Madeleine Rowe and Friends of Bats and BushCare president Lawrence Pope. Dress up and win a prize. Bat activities for children. Free pizza dinner. Family friendly.


Bookings must be made by Saturday 6 April. Please email or call 5832 9700  

















Picnic with the bats

Hanging Rock

139 South Rock Rd


Sunday 3rd March

7.30pm - 9.30pm


Council’s environment team is hosting a special micro bat picnic event at Hanging Rock Reserve.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is undertaking a bat census whereby bats will be trapped, identified and released. We are inviting interested residents to join in to see the release of the bats and to get up close.

A special talk will be provided by naturalist, John Harris, who will speak about the different types of bats and how you can contribute to their conservation.


Bring a rug, picnic and enjoy being amongst the wildlife at Hanging Rock. As the sun begins to set, we will start our bat talk and then release the bats. As the talk will be conducted outside, we recommend bringing a picnic rug as no seating will be provided. Free event


7.30pm Picnic under Hanging Rock

8pm Talk with naturalist, John Harris

8.30pm-9pm Bat release





















Australia's Great Wildlife Migrations- Public address by Dr Peggy Eby

Banquet Room

The Capital

50 View Street


Sunday 31st March

2.00pm - 5.00pm


Biolinks Alliance is excited to be hosting leading conservation biologist, Dr Peggy Eby for her public address in Bendigo. Her ground-breaking research reveals the story of Australia’s unique, but little-known, wildlife migrations of honey-eating birds and bats. These animals fly vast distances tracking nectar-rich bushlands as they flower.


Hear why Grey-headed Flying foxes have come to take up residence in cities like Bendigo and Melbourne, why 1 in 4 of our woodland birds are threatened and how you can be part of the solution in central Victoria. With 198 native fauna species threatened with extinction in central Victoria we need new ways to tackle the problem. Come and be inspired and hear how we all need to be, and can be, part of the solution in central Victoria.


Find out more:              

Bookings essential: 

Free to Biolinks Alliance members. $10 for non-members Doors will open at 2.00 pm for a 2.30 pm start. Drinks will be available from 2.00. Come and chat with others before the talk. Despite tickets being free to Members of the Alliance we ask Members to book to assist with seating and catering.

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Australasian Bat Night Events - Victoria


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The 2019 bat night season is here! Below are events to be held across VIC.


The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

Doveton (Tuesday 26th February, 26th March, 23rd April,  21st May)

Yarra Bend (Wednesday 27th February, 27th March, 24th April, 22nd May)


Be part of the longest running bat population monitoring program in the world and enjoy the amazing spectacle of the evening flyout. Since 1986, thousands of volunteers have been conducting monthly counts of Melbourne's grey-headed flying-foxes. This data is critical for monitoring health of the colony and for understanding the incredible movements of these important pollinators and seed dispersers across the Australian landscape.


For more information, please visit the Mega Bat Count website.

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Bat Night- Green Living Series

Wyndham Cultural Centre

Friday 15th March

7.00pm - 9.00pm


Discover some of our unique and lesser known wildlife at Bat Night! Hear from  bat expert Robert Bender as he explains all about these elusive creatures, in the Green Living worshop  series


Contact: 9742 0789 or