Flying foxes (fruit bats) play a critical role in forest biodiversity, travelling widely to pollinate and spread seed as they forage and roost. In spite of what people might believe, these bats aren’t feral, threatening, or dangerous. In fact, they’re a crucial part of the Australian environment.
What you’ll learn:
- Why they’re important, what the real risks of having them around are (or aren’t), and how to live alongside them.
- Threats the bats in the city are currently facing, and learn about how you too, can help conserve these incredible animals.
There’ll be opportunities to have all your questions answered by our bat experts. You will even get to meet tame flying foxes.
The presenter is Sarah Curran, assisted by Gary, Banksi, and Sandi the grey-headed flying-foxes.
Sarah Curran is the vice-chair of Sydney Bats, and an active wildlife rescuer with Sydney Wildlife. She’s been doing this for nearly 10 years, somehow managing to fit it around her “real” job as a physiotherapist.
Suitable for: 8 years and older.
What you’ll receive:
- Light refreshments provided including fruit, tea and coffee.
Ticket numbers 40.