Extra-ordinary bat count this Thursday at Doveton, coinciding with World Wetland Day

To coincide with world wetlands day, the next bat count at Doveton will be this coming Thursday, 2nd February, with a meeting time of 7:45 pm, meeting at the usual place.  There are numerous wetland activities at Myuna Farm and City of Casey that day, and we are hoping to introduce many new people to the wonders of a flying-fox flyout!

The next Yarra Bend count will be on the scheduled date (15th Feb), with a meeting time of 7:45 pm.

Hope to see some of you next week!

Regards, Rod

Bat counting for 2017 -Tues 10th at Doveton and Wed 11th at Yarra Bend

Hope everyone had a great Christmas break and best wishes to all for 2017!

Apologies for the delay in updating the blog, but bat counts are happening again this year, and the next counts will be next week at both Doveton (Tues 10th) and Yarra Bend (Wed 11th), with a meeting time of 8PM.

I am guessing that many will still be away on holidays, so if you are free next week, it would be great to you at either or both sites! For those who are not in Melbourne – enjoy your time away!

Regards, Rod



Reminder: please rsvp if you are coming to bat count party this week

Dear counters: Please let me know if you are planning to come to this weeks counts at Doveton on Tuesday or Yarra Bend on Wednesday so I can ensure to cater with enough food and drink and also cater for any special diets.  The weather is looking perfect – so it should be a great evening!

Please let me know on rvdr@unimelb.edu.au or via 0412562429.

Many thanks – and hope to see many of you on Tuesday or Wednesday!  And as i have said previously – all are welcome, whether you have been to 10 counts this year or if this is your first!!

Regards, Rod

End of year party for bat counters at next week’s count!

Dear all,

It’s hard to believe, but another year of bat counting has come to a close!!  Our final counts for 2016 will be next week – Tues 8th at Doveton and Weds 9th at Yarra Bend.  And in regular style, I would like to invite you for some nibbles, gourmet pizza and drinks to celebrate our achievements and toast in the beginning of another year!

So – if you would like to come for nibbles, pizza and drinks, please arrive from about 6:30 pm.  And if you can’t make pizza we will be meeting at 8PM to head off to the count.

Please do rsvp to me at rvdr@unimelb.edu.au and let me know which location you will be coming to, how many to cater for, plus any dietary requirements that you have.

And why not invite a friend?  All are welcome – even if this is your 1st count for 2016!!

Thanks again for all your assistance over the past year, and best wishes to all for a relaxing and safe festive season!

Reagrds, Rod

Bat counting time again! Tues 8th and Wed 9th Nov, meeting at 7:30pm.

Apologies for the late notice, but it is bat counting time again!  This Tuesday 8th November is at Dandenong Creek Doveton and Wednesday 9th November at Yarra Bend. Meeting time is 7:30pm.

The forecast is for clearing showers for Tuesday and fine for Wednesday, so there shouldn’t be any weather issues to contend with.  I will update the blog if the weather is looking dodgy – but if i dont post anything, that means the count is going ahead as scheduled.

Hope to see many of you on one or both nights this week.  And thanks again for your involvement – we wouldnt be able to monitor these two camps as consistently and regularly as we do without your continued support and involvement!!

Regards, Rod