“Bats eat half their body weight in insects every night… so they’re consuming enormous amounts of insects that could be pests in vineyards. How do we bring more bats into vineyard areas.” Terry Reardon
In episode 3 Seppeltsfield’s Matthew Pick and Terry Reardon investigate microbat populations in Barossa’s vineyards.
Barossa vignerons are working together to restore native vegetation across the landscape. Many of our wildlife species are in decline. We face a hotter, drier climate which stresses our environment and wine grape production. Wildlife for Wine encourages improved vineyard ecology through habitat restoration and good management. Wildlife can play positive ecology roles, contributing to a more resilient and productive Barossa landscape.