Citizen science event: Bat and Insects – You’re invited!

Did you know that while we sleep, bats work all night across our region consuming large quantities of insects – including agricultural pest species!

Next month, together with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, we’ll be hosting two events focussed on bats and their prey, near Naracoorte (12 Feb) and at NGT’s Mt Burr Swamp (13 Feb). On the night, we will have both UV light trapping (for insects) and harp trapping (for bats) set up. Attendees will learn more about these two fascinating groups of animals and the links between them, and help us ID insects as they arrive at the light trap. For more information and to register your interest, check out the event webpage or contact Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s Bush Management Advisor, Jacqui Owen by email.

This project is funded by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board.

Rose Thompson