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Bat counts on next week – 8th and 9th August, meeting time of 5:30 pm

As I write this update, another cold snap is bearing down upon us – but it looks as though it might be improving for next weeks bat counts – Tuesday 8th at Doveton and Wednesday 9th at Yarra Bend, with a meeting time of 5:30 pm.

As with last month, it is a very early meeting time, so if you are able to make it out, it would be greatly appreciated as it is too early for many to make it.

If the weather is looking inclement, I will update the blog by about 3PM advising if the count is on or not. If you cant check the blog or your email, feel free to send me an sms on 0412562429 to double check.

Hope to see some of you next week,

Rod

Bat counting in July – 4th and 5th, meeting time 5:15 pm

I hope you are all surviving this cold snap – and wondering if it may encourage some of our sub-tropical flying-fox friends to head north for warmer weather?  We will find out this week again at the bat counts – Tuesday at Doveton and Wednesday at Yarra Bend, with a meeting time of 5:15 pm.

As with last month, it is a very early meeting time, so if you are able to make it out, it would be greatly appreciated as it is too early for many to make it.

Unfortunately the weather forecast isn’t looking too good, with showers and cool temps forecast for both days, so I will update the blog by about 3PM advising if the count is on or not. If you cant check the blog or your email, feel free to send me an sms on 0412562429 to double check.

Hope to see some of you this week,

Rod

Bat counts on again this week – meeting at 5:15 pm

Did anyone see the full moon rising last night?  It was quite spectacular!!

Bat counts are on again this week – Tuesday 13th at Doveton and Wednesday 14th at Yarra Bend.  Because it is close to the shortest day of the year – the meeting time is quite early – 5:15 pm.  And because it is so early, many cant leave work early enough to get there on time, so if you can make it, your assistance would be very much appreciated!!  It will be interesting to see if the numbers have continued to decline from the peak we had a few months ago!

The weather forecast is looking great for winter in Melbourne, but if it changes I will update the blog in the afternoon before each count.

Regards, Rod

 

GHFF count on 9th and 10th May, meeting 5:15 pm

With the days getting shorter, we have an early start next week – meeting at 5:15pm at Doveton on Tuesday and Yarra Bend on Wednesday.  The annual migration back up north had already started last month – with numbers dropping significantly compared to the previous month.  In March there were about 115,000 GHFF at Yarra Bend and Doveton combined, but last month it was around the 75,000.  I expect it will have declined further as they try to avoid these cold mornings.  Seems a very sensible thing to do!!

Hope to see many of you at a count next week!

And if it is raining and windy do check the blog or sms me on 0412562429 in case of any last minute cancellations.

Rod.