Citizen science projects want to track South Australian microbats The Murray Darling Microbat citizen science project. Picture: Terry Reardon. THE critters above might look like they’re from another planet, but there’s a fair chance that they’re living in your backyard. They’re microbars — tiny cousins of the more commonly seen megabats like the flying foxes that live in Adelaide’s Botanic Park — and there are 83 species spread across Australia. But despite their wide range, not much is actually known about these shy little animals — and that’s where you can help. A citizen science project aimed at tracking microbars will be launched next month, and people in South Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin are being encouraged to lend a hand. Read More here

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