Author Archives: Joe

Bat rocket ready for takeoff

We want the Cockburn Wetlands Centre to become bat central in Western Australia. This would be an opportunity for visitors to bring a deck chair, sip some wine & munch on cheese, then watch the microbats streaming out of the … Continue reading

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“Write with fire” bat box workshops

Another exciting bat box workshop was conducted on the last weekend gone. This time something new was added. Now I have Pyrography pens in action. These allow you to burn patterns or just your name onto the finished bat boxes. The … Continue reading

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New models, New designs-the search for the perfect bat box

Come and visit our display at the Lake Claremont Festival this Sunday 18th September. We have exciting new bat homes to view. Learn how to construct a simple bat box perfect for the garden. Come talk about bats, bats and … Continue reading

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80 year old bat home??

Well, according to the manufacturer the recycled PVC tubing we are trialing have a lifespan of exactly that. Within six months of installation the bats are moving in. The new PVC home has all the attributes of a successful bat … Continue reading

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Did you hear it on the radio?? The Bats are waiting…..

Join us for an exciting night stalk at Bibra Lake on the 10th October. On this night we’re looking for anything that moves, frogs, spiders and whatever. The bats will be in force. They have taken up more boxes. The … Continue reading

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When is a bat house not a bat house?

Answer: When it’s a Kingfisher box. Okay, here’s the story. In 2008 a Kingfisher box was built for a client targeting only the Australian Kingfisher. As the image shows the dimensions are slightly larger than a shoebox. Installed on a … Continue reading

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Bat box overflowing with bats.

Having an interest in bats is like following a religion. You have to be patient. Bats might not come immediately. You have to have faith. They are there but mostly we can’t see them. You are constantly praying. Hoping they will … Continue reading

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