Last night we were out with NZBatman, Ben Paris, on the first Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao bat walk. Pekapeka roa, the NZ long-tailed bats, live in the Waitakere and Hunua ranges but haven’t been seen for a long time in inner west Auckland. We’re hoping to change that on our series of evening bat walks.
Exploring along Waitītiko / Meola Creek beside Chamberlain Park Golf Course near Rawalpindi and Norgrove reserves, we didn’t come across any bats. We did hear lots of birds, spotted a rat beside the water and a couple of eels swimming in the creek. We also learned a heap about pekepeka roa. Thanks Ben.
Check out these dates for upcoming bat walks:
Western Springs Lakeside Park Thursday, 3 December 2020 8.15pm
Jaggers Bush / Lower Waitītiko Meola Creek Monday, 7 December 2020 8.15pm
Oakley Creek Te Auaunga (south) Thursday, 10 December 2020, 8.15pm
Oakley Creek Te Auaunga (north) Monday, 14 December 2020, 8.15pm
Posted: 20 November 2020