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Spotlighting and Stargazing – Megalong Valley

Friday 28th June, Megalong Valley Reserve

Spotlightlighting 7:00pm – 8:30pm  (RSVP essential) Join us for an evening walk spotlighting for animals big and small. We hope to see arboreal animals in the trees but also looking for reptiles and invertebrates on the ground. Bring your quiet voices and good listening skills!

Star Presentation  9:00pm – 10:00 (RSVP not required)  After the spotlighting activity you are welcome to join us to be entertained by Nathan providing an informative talk on the Stars, looking at both the scientific and human perception of stars over time. Bring warm clothing, a beanie and a blanket.

Greater Glider

This is an outdoor event on a bush trail with steps, walking over uneven ground and on hilly terrain. You will be on your feet for a few hours. Please be self sufficient with snacks, water and suitable clothing for a variety of weather conditions and as the evening cools. Strong spotlights provided but please bring a head or hand torch per person.

Bookings essential for the spotlighting. Location details provided in confirmation letter

Mt Wilson Fauna Survey results

Greater Glider found on the Mt Wilson Fauna Survey

Last weekend we had the Mt Wilson Fauna Survey Workshop and Spotlight. We were incredibly lucky to see three greater gliders, a threatened species and the Anabat detector also recorded a threatened species, the Eastern Bentwing Bat!

Despite the cold, we had a great turnout of people and animals…..

Next time you spot an animal in your backyard or local park, record your sighting at www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/faunaproject or on Facebook www.facebook.com/BMFaunaProject/

We have one more weekend this year of wildlife walks and talks coming up on the 27/28 October in the upper mountains, please let your family and friends know.

Bookings are essential, go to www.bushcarebluemountains.org.au/events/


Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen 4
Australian Raven Corvus coronoides 3
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans 6
Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris 2
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis 2
Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum 2
Pied Currawong Strepera graculina 1
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata 2
Satin Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus 3
Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae 1
White-throated Tree-creeper Cormobates leucophaea 2
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Lichenostomus chrysops chrysops 2
Common froglet Crinia signifera 1
Greater Glider Petauroides volans 3
Swamp Wallaby   1
Common Wombat   1
White Striped Free tailed Bat Austronomus australis
Large Forest Bat Vespadelus darlingtoni
Eastern Bentwing Bat Miniopterus orianae oceanensis