Counting bats and tallying bugs

Thursday, 14 March 2019 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Grey-headed flying foxes flying out from their colony at Yarra Bend Park (Photo: Chris Lassig)

This week, Stu looks at reports that insect populations are falling, and finds out that the threat may have been exaggerated. Meanwhile, Chris goes on a citizen science expedition and takes part in a flying-fox fly-out count, to find out how populations of these megabats are faring. If you're interested in joining the fly-out count, go to

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.