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Bat Detectives

  • - (AEST)
  • Regatta Reserve
    9 Waterside Drive, Springfield Lakes QLD 4300, Australia

Springfield Lakes Nature Care (SLNC) is hosting a Bat Walk & Talk with a short induction to bats & various species found in South East Queensland together with environmental issues impacting our bats survival.

A bat expert from the University of Sunshine Coast will provide bat detection audio recorders for groups to walk in several locations to record bat calls. The groups will then do a spotlight survey in a nearby conservation area to record bat calls & sightings of other nocturnal animals. The information will be fed into iNaturalist data base recordings of biodiversity sited in the White Rock Spring Mountain Reserve in Springfield Lakes. At the completion of the walk, participants will return to the meeting point in Regatta Lake Reserve to analyse the recordings captured.

This citizen science activity is vital to our understanding of which bat species are found in our region.

We will meet at the BBQ shelter 9 Teenager Park Cnr Waterside Drive & Lakeside Avenue, Springfield Lakes before heading off in small groups to detect bats & then meet back at the meeting point to analyse the data collected on the bat detector equipment.

We will provide a light refreshments of cold drinks. Off street parking is available.

This activity is suitable for families.

BYO smartphone, torch & binoculars. Please wear comfortable closed-in shoes, long sleeves/pants or wear mosquito repellent.

Please do not attend if you have Covid19 symptoms.

Location Information

Please park on Waterside Drive & head towards the BBQ shelter just behind the teenager playground.