Author Archives: Joe

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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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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