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Bat Talk and Netting

Sat October 21 @ 5:00 pm

fruit bat

fruit bat

Despite good ticket sales, we sadly have to postpone the event. The reason is the weather. It is unseasonably cold. Our bats do not hibernate but their bodies’ metabolic rate reduces significantly and they go into a ‘torpor’. Why? It is to reduce their energy needs and food intake requirements. The cold weather means less insects around for them to feed on. When it warms up, the insects buzz around again and the bats come out of their torpor.

So without the bats around we have, sadly had to postpone the event.

The proposed date is the 21st October at the Iphithi Nature Reserve in Gillitts…but please keep an eye on this page for updates. Please contact the Gillitt Foundation on 0606 733 654 if you would like a refund otherwise your ticket will be valid for the new date.

…by Bats KZN.

Spend a fascinating early evening learning about bats. Watch them being caught in nets, weighed and released by experts.

There will be braai at this talk.


Sat October 21
5:00 pm
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Iphithi Nature Reserve
Iphithi Nature Reserve
Gillitts, South Africa
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