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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

5 Nov 2014

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical for monitoring the size and health of the colony. We are always looking for new volunteers to join in with the count.
When:
5 Nov 2014
Cost:
Free
Booking info:
Although it’s not essential to register, it can be helpful to estimate how many counters we’ll have for the night and to advise you if the count has been cancelled due to bad weather.
Where:
Yarra Bend Park
Accessibility Information:
The monthly counts are held at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. We meet in the car park for the Yarra Bend Park Golf Course, on Yarra Bend Road. We meet approximately 30 mins before dusk to give us enough time to get organised and walk a few hundred metres to the counting positions. It is important to be in our counting positions on time so we can count the bats as they leave.

Event organiser

Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology
> http://megabatcount.wordpress.com/

Further detail can be found on the website or call Rod on 0412 562 429.

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