Common Ringtail Possum

Melbourne By Night Trip Report – June 23rd 2022

Here’s a trip report from our weekly Melbourne By Night: Nocturnal Tour – 23rd June 2022. This evening we would be exploring some of the scrubby bushland and creek habitat located in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs, not far from the Dandenong Valley Wetlands system. Joining Treeswift Wildlife was a group of great local wildlife lovers, …

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Yarra Ranges Spotlighting Trip Report – April 2022

Tonight we were joined by local couple Alison and Liam for one of our ‘Yarra Ranges: Nocturnal Adventure‘ tours. After a rocky start crossing through the Friday night traffic, we made it into the foothills of this spectacular mountain forest area. Even at night, this is one of Victoria’s most spectacular wild places, particularly within …

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Bat Watching: The Echo Meter Touch

Bats. Found on every continent (except Antarctica), they are the only mammal species capable of true and sustained flight. Flight, which is more manoeuvrable than birds and that in some species, can reach speeds of over 160km/h. They come in all shapes and sizes, from Thailand’s minuscule Hog-nosed Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai), only 29mm!, to the …

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