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Night Creatures

Get up close and personal with local species of flying foxes with Jeannie from Bat Rescue Inc. Discover the secret life of flying foxes and the native animals who depend on them for survival. Learn how they enhance the environment by pollinating and spreading the seeds of important trees. Find out more about our local night creatures and what to do if you come in contact with them. Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council Environment Levy.

Location Registration  Date and Time
Beerwah Register
Monday 29 August, 3.30–5.00pm
Maroochydore Register
Saturday 3 September, 10.00–11.30am
Coolum Register
Tuesday 6 September, 3.30–5.00pm
Maleny Register
Thursday 8 September, 10.00–11.30am
Caloundra Register
Saturday 10 September, 10.00–11.30am

Free. Registration essential. Families welcome.

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Flying Fox Fun Facts

  • There are several species of flying foxes
  • The biggest flying fox have a 160.02 centimetre wing-span
  • They are mostly vegetarian
  • They cannot eat chocolate
  • Colonies can be over a million in numbers in some places (particularly in the northern parts of their range whenever little red flying foxes are involved) but locally can be over 200,000 bats strong
  • Mothers carry their babies when airborne
  • Flying foxes, nectar and fruit eating mega bats from Australia, pollinate the dry eucalyptus forests, which provide us with timber and oils that are shipped around the world.

 

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eMagazines

Get gardening ideas to support our little pollinators in these eMagazines.

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