Featured Post


Barbed wire | Rescue | THIS IS WHAT I DO checking barbed wire in my own time. volunteer.

Be alert but not alarmed - tiny little bats heading our way

THE region's microbats are on a feeding frenzy and home owners have been warned they could be facing an invasion.

The tiny bats range in size from 5-10cm long and can weigh as little as 3gm - the size of a teaspoon of sugar.

The feeding frenzy comes as the bats try to fatten up ahead of winter by feasting on insects that thrive in the family home.

Roofs and ceilings provide the perfect place for them to hibernate, prompting the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife to issue a warning to residents.

Foundation CEO Susanna Bradshaw said the Coast was a hotspot for microbats to breed.

"Sunshine Coast microbats are fully protected which might raise the issue of offences and penalties if any are, in fact, harmed," she said.

"Right now, bats are eating as much as 40% of their own body weight in a single night or several hundred insects per hour."

Most microbat species find refuge in tree hollows, but many find their way into homes through small holes, windows and doors.

Sunshine Coast Bat Rescue volunteer Gillian Brownhill said microbats were too small to pose any real threat.

"The best way to get them out is to turn all the lights off in the home and switch on an outside light," she said.



Articles,51,Audio,23,Backyard,24,Barbed Wire,35,Bat Art,56,Bat Books,94,Bat Box,27,Bat Clothing,16,Bat Issues,642,Bat Stamps,1,Bats,4,Bats for Children,39,Bats for the Home,70,Electrocution,9,Events,39,info on bats,643,Jackie Sparrow,26,Microbats,469,Misc,121,Netting,40,Newsletter,5,Promoting,152,Rehab,92,Rehab 2011,7,Rehab 2012,25,Rehab 2013,15,Rehab 2014,6,Rehab 2015,108,Rehab 2016,136,Rehab 2017,73,Rehab 2018,29,Rehab 2019,2,Release Cage,2,RESCUE,74,Rescue 2011,1,Rescue 2012,7,RESCUE 2013,18,RESCUE 2014,8,RESCUE 2015,25,Rescue 2016,20,RESCUE 2017,16,Rescue 2018,10,Rescue 2019,6,Rob Mies,11,Shooting,2,Vegetation,27,Video,399,Virus,128,WebSites-Bat,45,
BatsRule!: Be alert but not alarmed - tiny little bats heading our way
Be alert but not alarmed - tiny little bats heading our way
Be alert but not alarmed - tiny little bats heading our way
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy