Originally uploaded by Hopkinsii
usually at this time of year our evenings are full of bats - chittering in the fig tree, flying in squadrons over the northern suburbs, exploding from said fig tree if you go to put on a late night load of washing, eyebaling you through the kitchen window as you do the washing up.
but not this year. not since that dreadful week of 40+ temperatures when more than 4000 of the yarra bend colony died.
another sad statistic in this horrible summer
(thanks to urbane scrumping for this photo)