Singleton's threatened microbats find their 'furever' home near the new bypass

Simon McCarthy
Updated March 4 2024 - 11:13am, first published March 1 2024 - 11:30am
A microbat. Picture by Justin McManus
A microbat. Picture by Justin McManus

They look a little bit like a mouse with wings; a little lump of dense fur with a face that only a mother could love, in the middle of an 27-centimetre wingspan. They're not the most beautiful creatures, but they're weirdly charming little monsters that could fit in the palm of your hand and weigh about as much as a pen.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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