Archives For Bats

The variety of life on Earth has its very own day – International Day for Biological Diversity. Here at DOC, we would happily celebrate biodiversity every day of the year. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the intrinsic value of our natural world and its interconnectedness.

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Local rangers in Fiordland undertake short-tailed bat monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special, little native critters. But sometimes they are not the only little critter on show…. The New Zealand bat fly is a wingless fly that lives alongside short tailed bats and is a creature of nightmares for some.

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With two species of native bat living in Fiordland local rangers undertake monitoring in order to protect and learn more about these special little critters. In part four we join the team just before Christmas, catching up and reviewing the monitoring footage.

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