Sugar gliders, brushtail possums, microbats and boobook owls will be the star attractions at wildlife night walks this month.
City of Greater Bendigo’s senior environment officer Anthony Sheean said he couldn’t make any promises that all the shy nocturnal animals would show up for the party, but wildlife watchers would be in for a treat if they did.
It’s the first time the council had run the evening walks as part of its Summer in the Parks program.
“We’re always interested in trying to provide educational activities for families around nature and the environment,” Mr Sheean said.
“If it’s successful we might run it every year.”
The walks, on January 29 and 30 from 9pm, will take place in the box ironbark forest at Kangaroo Flat’s No 7 Park.
The walks will take about an hour to complete and are suitable for children over eight years of age.
“While we can’t guarantee that we see certain animals we’re sure participants will have a fun and informative evening with our very informative park rangers,” Mr Sheean said.
Places are limited and bookings can be made by calling the City of Greater Bendigo on 5434 6000.