Author Archives: Pia Lentini

About Pia Lentini

Pia Lentini is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Melbourne's Quantitative and Applied Ecology group.

Bat boxes at the Organ Pipes, 24 June 2018

Written by: Robert Bender We had a very fine windless day for our June box monitoring, and just a small team of helpers. Steve and I did all the boxes, with much show-and-tell as most of the assembled crowd of … Continue reading

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Bats at Wilson Reserve & Burke Rd. Billabong, 14 July 2018

Written by: Robert Bender The past few years we have collected under ten bats in July, but this month Steve brought along 9 bats from Burke Rd tubes (as against the more usual 0 or 2) and another 3 frim … Continue reading

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Bats at Wilson Reserve & Burke Rd. Billabong, 19 May 2018

Written by: Robert Bender    Dani was busy elsewhere and Steve had family duties, so there were just Stanley and me, and new recruit Michelle Wille, a virologist working on virus load of Ruddy Turnstones (emigratory wading birds)     … Continue reading

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Bats at the Organ Pipes 22 April 2018

Written by: Robert Bender City of Hume has a Living Green program to encourage its citizens to explore little-known aspects of the natural world and get outdoors a lot. Michelle Wille for Hume organised a big group of mainly young … Continue reading

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Bat night at Werribee, 16 March 2018

Written by: Robert Bender Rebecca Bond of City of Wyndham had booked about 40 people to attend a bat night with a talk and harp trapping but learned about 3 days before that the booked speaker had no knowledge of … Continue reading

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Bats at Wilson Res and Burke Rd. Billabong, 10 March 2018

Written by: Robert Bender Four of us gathered to check the boxes – Steve, Stanley, Karina Anders (who has done some bat trapping in Kentucky) and me, so we managed two ladders. Steve got all the bats and I got … Continue reading

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Bats at the Organ Pipes 11 Feb 2018

Written by: Robert Bender A beautiful day for outdoor work, mild and windless, and many bats to extract from boxes. This group in C9       This time of year Bat-fly pupae are abundant.       The new … Continue reading

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