Bats are incredible creatures and if you want to find out more about this fascinating flying mammal, City of Darwin is hosting a free Bat Night at East Point Reserve.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said: “Council puts on many events throughout the year and it’s great to see something that is a little different that will be of interest to a varied audience.
“While we often think of bats as nocturnal predators feasting on the blood of the innocent and harboring rabies, the truth is quite different. Bats have an important role to play in our eco-system, and some of them are becoming endangered.
“Bat Night aims to raise awareness of our flying friends and to help start creating some clarity on the facts about them above and beyond the rumors and Hollywood image.”
Local bat enthusiast and musician, Alice Cotton, will kick off the night with live music, followed by talks from local bat experts and researchers, and a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Darwin’s local bats.
Bats really aren’t as scary as it is made out in the films. They are major contributors to keeping down obnoxious night insects like mosquitoes and there are also bats that feed on nectar and fruit that help pollinate and spread the seed of plants.
These are just the beginnings of the wonders that bats possess so to find out more, head on down to Bat Night at East Point Reserve (near Pee Wee’s), Fannie Bay on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 from 5.45pm to 8pm.
For further information call 8930 0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.