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Knox City Council Halloween Bat Night

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For the 2nd year,  we ran a bat night for Knox City Council. The bat night included a information session at dusk session followed by checking bat traps and audio recorders set up on Blind Creek.   The night proved a great success with 40 people attending. We were fortunate to catch 4 bats of 2 species; Little Forest Bat and Lesser Long-eared Bat. Here is a response from one of the participants.

“This is a thank you to the biodiversity team for the organisation of the event. I really appreciate that Council provides such opportunities for learning - I have NEVER knowingly seen a micro bat before. And to observe the construction (with explanation) of the harp bat catcher; and to hear the patient knowledgeable information throughout the evening from Rob Gration, was a privilege”.

Earlier Event: 24 June
Eco- acoustic Congress
Later Event: 13 April
Everyone went batty