Introduction to Flying-foxes & Microbats

  • June 3, 2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Payneham Community Centre - Main Hall

    374 Payneham Road
    Payneham, South Australia 5070
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Fauna Rescue Flying-fox & Microbat Team are holding a Bat Information Day for those who are either interested in joining our team or if you would just like to find out more about these wonderful animals.

The presentations will cover:

Flying-foxes - Linda Collins

  • The role of the Flying-fox in the Australian landscape.
  • Rapid decline in numbers. Why?
  • Why are Flying-foxes in South Australia?
  • Colony social dynamics and reproduction
  • Overview of differences between Flying-foxes & Microbats

Microbats - Terry Reardon

  • Species found in South Australia
  • Identification
  • Habitat
  • Echolocation

How can you help:

Flying-foxes : Caring for orphaned young. What does it entail? 

    Rescuing injured/sick animals. What does it entail?

    Attending Flying-fox fly-out counts

    Attending Heat Stress Events (HSE)

Microbats :      Rescuing, What does it entail?

                          Caring, What does it entail?

If you are interested in joining the team there will be an opportunity, after the presentations, to attend a session where you can meet members of the team and ask any questions you may have regarding the roles and requirements of being a Fauna Rescue Bat Team member, both as a vaccinated (Rabies) and non-vaccinated member.

TICKETS COST:   $2  (payable at the door)   

Tea and coffee available.

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 3, 2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue Details

Payneham Community Centre - Main Hall

374 Payneham Road
Payneham, South Australia 5070 Payneham Community Centre - Main Hall
Fauna Rescue SA
Fauna Rescue of SA Inc is a not for profit organisation made up entirely of volunteers working from their own homes to rescue, rehabilitate and release Australia's native wildlife. We receive no government funding and must raise our funds through public donation and fundraising events.