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Sustainable Bat Homes

Opportunities arise in life all the time. You just have to be open to them. I had one recently. Now, I’m trialing a new home for bats because of it. Simple concept. Mother nature provides the home. I just modify … Continue reading

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Bat box occupied within 17 days

After spending 10 years of research and design the holy grail of bat boxes has been found. Well…sort of. Micro bats are extremely fussy in choosing their homes or roosts as it is known. Using sophisticated temperature & humidity loggers … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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