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.

Bats at Wilson Reserve and Burke rd, 17 November 2018

Written by: Robert Bender Much rain the previous day, but batting day was dry and windless. The glider nest in SG2 was empty, and they had not occupied either of the other two boxes – just vacated.       … Continue reading

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Bat boxes at the Organ Pipes, 28 October 2018

Written by: Robert Bender   We had a mild windless day for checking bat boxes – just right. 17 of the boxes had bats inside, an unusually large number. This is box 9, mainly Gould’s but a freetail top left. … Continue reading

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Bats at the Organ Pipes, 5 August 2018

Written by: Robert Bender   Another beautiful winter day for being outdoors and we had a big team to help with the box check for two hours The mild weather has brought ant invasions to some boxes. Propping the box … Continue reading

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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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