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Bat night events are happening in Western Australia between March and June 2017.

 

Community Bat Night at Murdoch University

Monday, 5 June 2017

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm AWST

Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre

Murdoch University

90 South Street

Murdoch, Western Australia 6150

Perth

 

Join us for our fantastic Batty evening, with a wide range of activities for all ages, including BBQ and bat walk and bat talk as part of World Environment Day.

 

Kids can get creative, making bat hats masks and bat mobiles. Come and play some bat board games and learn about how to encourage bats into the back yard (and why you would want to!).

 

Have a guided walk around campus with a bat detector, looking and listening for bats flying our of the bat boxes on the beautiful Murdoch campus.

Diana Prada (PhD student) will talk about the different species of microbats found in Western Australia and explain how they are different from flying foxes. She will touch on their role in controlling insect populations and the amazing adaptations that have allowed these mammals to develop true flight.

 

She will also provide an overview on her research about viruses hosted by microbats within the South West Botanical Province. She wants to identify the viruses they carry and determine whether different types of viruses vary between populations and/or species. Diana will explain the methodologies used in detecting and capturing microbats and some of the challenges involved when working with such small and cryptic creatures.

 

Diana’s research is supported by Bush Heritage, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kanyana Wildlife, the Holsworth Wildlife Endowment and the Gunduwa Regional Conservation Association.

 

Free event, but please register for catering

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/community-bat-night-tickets-33611332400

 

 

 

Past events

Bat stalk and talk

Friday 24 March

Leschenault Scout Hall followed

by a walk through

Pratt Road Reserve,

Eaton

6.00pm - 8.00pm

 

The Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC) together with the Shire of

Dardanup and the Australasian Bat Society are hosting a community

event which will include a presentation on bat biology followed by a

night stalk to spot these tiny nocturnal creatures.

 

Perth-based bat specialist, Joe Tonga, will show how an infrared

camera can be used to view the animals at night.

 

Please, no pets.

 

Light refreshments provided.

 

Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family.

 

RSVP to Chris Howe 9791 4773 by 20 March.  

 

Bat stalk and talk

Saturday 25 March

Crooked Brook Fire Shed

followed by a walk

through the forest

6.00pm - 8.00pm

 

The Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC) together with the Shire of

Dardanup, the Crooked Brook Forest Association and the Australasian

Bat Society are hosting a community event which will include a

presentation on bat biology followed by a night stalk to spot these tiny

nocturnal creatures.

 

Perth-based bat specialist, Joe Tonga, will show how an infrared camera

linked to an I-pad can be used to view the animals at night.

 

Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family.

 

RSVP to Chris Howe 9791 4773 by 20 March.

 

 

Gomalling Bat night 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

2 - 5pm.  Batbox workshop, 5 - 6pm BBQ.  6 - 8pm Bat Stalk.

Gomalling Golf Club,

10 Netherby Rd Gomalling WA

 

Note- Waiting List only.

Join us for this free event with bat expert Joe Tonga. Joe will introduce you to the different bat species  found here,  inform you of their importance for the environment and agriculture and show you how to build a bat roost box.  e begin with a Bat Nest Box Building Workshop  followed by  BBQ (5 - 6pm) and a Night Stalk With Joe Tonga (GoBatty) For more information and event registration go to: http://www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au/batnight Enjoy an afternoon building a nest box for bats and an evening learning about infrared cameras, bat detectors and even UV lights to see scorpions at night.

 

More information: Leigh Whisson,  9670 3136 or email lwhisson@wheatbeltnrm.org.au.

 

 

 

Bats Fantastic

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

5pm - 8 pm.

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre,

Winthrop 6150

 

"Families are invited to join in the fun as we support the Australasian Bat Society and raise awareness of our local bat species! Dress up as Batman or Batgirl and learn about the fascinating world of bats and how you can contribute to their conservation. Bring along a head torch and take part in a night stalk to see if you can spot one of these mini-mammals in it's natural habitat! There will be plenty of activities and fun to be had. This event is recommended for children aged 5+

 

Cost: $5.00 per child (Parents free)

Email: sarah-jane.mcmahon@melville.wa.gov.au to register your family

For more information visit: www.melvillecity.com.au/environment-and-waste/piney-lakes-events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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