Bat advocates will meet at the Colac Botanic Gardens on Monday after coming closer to securing a win for their winged friends.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will consider implementing a 25-metre no-mow buffer around specific trees in the botanic gardens where grey-headed flying foxes roost with their young.
DELWP will also explore other options with Colac Otway Shire Council following video footage taken last week which bat advocates say shows highly distressed bats in day-flight and a lawnmower nearby at the Colac Botanic Gardens.
The Friends of Bats and Bushcare praised the idea to prevent mowing under the bats, and president Lawrence Pope said a small group would picnic at the botanic gardens on Monday.
Mr Pope invited DELWP and the Friends of the Botanic Gardens to join the bat enthusiasts.