We had a great trip to Waipawa last Thursday evening, to visit the pekapeka. Twenty people joined us for a perfect, calm evening. First we met at Coronation Park to play Bat & Moth, and then split up in to teams for a Pekapeka Quiz! Big thanks to Tamsin for organising the activities 🙂 The kids were incredibly knowledgeable and really impressed me with how much they knew about our native bats.
The winning team received pekapeka chocolate! And the losing team received Kiwi Poo (aka choc raisins, heehee)!
We then ventured to the private residence where the bats live in the barn. Kay Griffiths met us there. She showed us the roost and gave us loads of interesting information that the kids (and adults) soaked up. The pekapeka departed their roost at dusk and we watched 20 of them fly in to the night sky, searching for their evening meal – while we listened to them on the bat detectors. What a buzz!
Kay was fantastic – her enthusiasm was infectious and she was full of interesting facts.
It was great to have Polly Pekapeka with us. Thanks for sending her to us for this adventure!