Garden Night Life
Experience the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and its fascinating night-life on this adventure by torch-light. Wander the garden pathways and visit biodiversity ‘hotspots’ such as the ponds to look for nocturnal animals—some who fly in for the night, others who are long-term residents. Then use your senses and some tech-gadgets used by our scientists to help locate animals. You may see Golden Orb spiders, Brush-tailed Possums, Microbats, Flying Foxes, Tawny Frogmouths ... or even the Garden’s elusive Powerful Owl, Australia’s largest nocturnal avian predator.
2 March, Meet at Woolloomooloo Gate, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Bookings essential. rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/garden-night-life
A Powerful Owl—ninox strenua— with a Ringtail Possum in the Rainforest area near the Tropical Centre. Photo: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.