Author Archives: Joe

Ash-the baby bat

“Hello, is Joe Tonga there?” a voice asked out of the phone. “I saw his Go Batty website and I’ve got a bit of a problem…” This phone call was from a local resident (Angela) who lives in East Fremantle. … Continue reading

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International Bat Station

Are you a visitor to Western Australia?? Mad keen about bats too??? Then come over and see what the West Aussies have to show you.  I’d love to take you on a magical mystery tour pointing out the various bats … Continue reading

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Build a bat box workshop

For all those batty people out there who want to build your own bat box this is it. Come and learn all about the bats. Construct the latest successful design and take it home. Simple to make and very effective. … Continue reading

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Bat walk & talk

So you missed out seeing some bats really close last time. Well, don’t despair. The Cockburn Wetlands Centre is having another bat walk. Come and see what the local bats look like. If you’ve never seen a bat before then … Continue reading

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Secret tip for building bat boxes…..

If you happen to live in Australia and wish to build your own bat box, then read on…. A little tip. DO NOT use a power saw to cut slots in the wood for the bats to cling to. Why???Ants!!!!! … Continue reading

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Are there bats in Perth??

Yes, yes and yes. Bats are found almost everywhere, even in the metro area. It’s just that  they are small, come out at night and are difficult to see. I had an email from a lady living in a suburb called … Continue reading

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Bat Tour

Would you love to see a micro bat really close. Come along for an interesting walk&talk at Bibra Lake. This is all about being up close and personal with our furry little friends. With 24x bat boxes close by Batman … Continue reading

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Anabat SD2 bat detector

If you’re one of the lucky ones to own one of these detectors, then this two part instructional video might help you. I’ve designed/modified and built a pistol grip that enables the operator to comfortably carry the detector for hours … Continue reading

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Rock on the bats…at the Perth Zoo.

Life is full of opportunities. Here is one of them. Come and discover the hidden world of micro bats. Yes, we have them in our part of the world. Become a participant and learn how to build a successful bat … Continue reading

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Big Moon Rising…a time for hunting.

I read about it in the local paper. The moon will be it’s biggest and brightest tonight. Apparently this is a rare phenomenon known as a supermoon. It happens about every 18 years or so. It was bright. The trees … Continue reading

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