Spotlight prowls reveal nightlife in Randwick

November 21, 2017 by  

Residents of Randwick and nearby suburbs are now able to observe what nature normally hides after sundown, thanks to guided Spotlight Prowls held in the Centennial Parklands.

Several times a year, participants can accompany rangers in small groups to examine the nocturnal habits of such creatures as the grey-headed flying-fox and the brush-tailed possum. Other creatures could be glimpsed as well, like the tiny microbat and the tawny frogmouth, which is rarely recognised due to its natural camouflage against tree bark.

Attendees are asked to bring a torch and wear closed shoes. They should also bring rainproof gear, as the prowl is still held if the weather is wet.

Events such as this would no doubt be popular with schools or nature clubs, and organisers might wish to make use of local printing services or stationery printers for flyer printing or information sheets.

Due to the nature of the prowl, no children under the age of five are permitted, and children of five and over need to be accompanied by an adult.

The next Spotlight Prowl will take place in the Centennial Parklands this Saturday, November 25, from 7:00 and running for 60 to 90 minutes, starting at the Robertson Road gates. Tickets are $20 and advance booking, which can be arranged through Eventbrite, is essential. Should this event sell out, the next will be on Friday, December 8.