Creatures of the Night
Join the Macedon Ranges Shire Council Environment team for an exciting night walk and learn about the nocturnal creatures living in the Macedon Ranges.
Our annual autumn spotlight surveys along the roadsides cover Macedon Ranges Council’s three biolink areas. This is an important part of Council’s Biodiversity Monitoring Program and a unique opportunity to discover the creatures of the night in the Ranges.
Three spotlight evenings will be held in the following biolink areas starting:
7.00 pm, Thursday 11 April – Barringo Reserve, Riddells Creek
7.00 pm, Thursday 18 April – Hobbs ROad Reserve, Bullengarook
7.00 pm, Wednesday 24 April – McKinley Track, Cobaws
On each evening, we intend to undertake surveys at two different locations within each biolink area.
Animals that may be observed include Common Ringtail and Brushtail Possum, Koala and even the very rare Brush-tailed Phascogale.
Although we cannot guarantee these incredible creatures will make an appearance on the night, we can promise an educational experience for the whole family!
Details of exact locations and meeting points will be provided to participants prior to the event.
Please bring water and snacks. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Spotlighting torches are provided. You are welcome to bring your own torches and cameras.
These spotlight events are weather-dependent. We may cancel an event at short notice due to severe weather conditions. We will give you as much notice as possible.
Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.
Tickets available early 2024
Images by local Zoologist William Terry.