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    April 10th Event SOLD OUT; New Event added: April 6th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

    Bat Night Stalk: An Evening with the Microbats of Beeliar Wetlands

    Join Batman Joe for a twilight journey to observe the fascinating microbats of Southwestern Australia in their unique homes!

    Prepare for an enchanting evening of discovery with our "Bat Night Stalk" event, specially designed to bring you closer to the elusive world of microbats. Nestled within the beautiful surroundings of the Beeliar Wetlands Reserve, our program offers a unique glimpse into the lives of these tiny, yet crucial, creatures. Led by the renowned Batman Joe Tonga, participants will embark on a nocturnal adventure to explore bat boxes, the artificial roosts that provide sanctuary for these bats within the reserve. These boxes have helped boost habitats for microbats that normally roost in trees, but are suffering loss of habitat caused by urbanisation. This engaging walk not only shines a light on the sophisticated echolocation methods microbats use to navigate and hunt but also underscores their pivotal role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. As night descends, witness the microbats emerge for their nightly foray, offering an exceptional opportunity to observe these creatures in action. This workshop is an unmissable experience for nature enthusiasts and offers insightful ways to contribute to the conservation of our winged friends.

    Date: Wednesday, the 10th of April 2024

    Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


    • $15 per child (adults must accompany children, tickets required)
    • $7.50 per adult
    • $50 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
    • Concession tickets available (for concession card holders and other eligible categories)

    What to bring:

    • Torches (Please bring actual torches, do not rely on cell phone torches)
    • Water bottle
    • Wear closed-in shoes
    • Wear long-sleeve shirt and trousers
    • Umbrella / raincoat (for inclement weather)


    • Insect repellent
    • Torches (limited availability)

    Suitable age groups: Children of all ages accompanied by adults

    Event location: The Wetlands Centre Cockburn, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake WA 6163


     Join us at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn for the "Get Wild About Wetlands" school holiday programs. These events are crafted to engage young minds in the wonders of wetland ecology through a series of educational and fun-filled sessions. From creative workshops to interactive eco-walks, we aim to foster a deep appreciation for our natural environments. Spaces fill up quickly, so be sure to register early for this exciting opportunity to learn, create, and play in the beauty of our wetlands!

    This program is sponsored by: Community Bank Fremantle - Bendigo Bank and supported by the City of Cockburn.

    About the Presenter:

    Joe Tonga, affectionately known as Batman Joe, is an esteemed bat expert with an unwavering passion for these nocturnal mammals. With extensive experience observing and studying bats across diverse Australian landscapes, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge to the conservation of bats and their natural habitats. His innovative approach to creating bat enclosures has significantly contributed to the study and preservation of microbat colonies, particularly within the Beeliar Wetlands Reserve. An engaging and informative presenter, Joe's dedication to bat conservation and his ability to share his insights make him an invaluable asset to our understanding and appreciation of these fascinating animals.

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