Welcome to the News section of the iNSiGHT Ornithology website (www.simoncherriman.com). This blog contains updates about various things I've been up to, interesting environmental issues and observations I make regularly while going about my day. It is designed to be fun AND educational, and inspire you about our wonderful natural world. Happy reading!
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Today I installed 7 bat boxes at Clarkson Reserve in the City of Baywater. These boxes have been put in place with the hope to encourage native micro-bats, in an effort to control mosquito numbers in the area. Bats are very efficient native predator of mosquitoes, and but often lack suitable roosting sites. It's really encouraging to know that people are keen to implement as many natural solutions to environmental issues as possible, avoiding such things as pesticides which are harmful to not only mozzies but a whole range of other animals.
Posted by Simon Cherriman