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Keeping track of flying-foxes – new research paper published

Keeping track of flying-foxes – new research paper published A recently-published research paper documents the satellite-tracking of 14 flying-foxes, with implications for the management of flying-fox camps. “Long-Distance and Frequent Movements of the Flying-Fox Pteropus poliocephalus: Implications for Management.” Published

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Disturbing and dispersing bats- good or bad idea?

KBCS position on flying-fox camps KBCS does not support the disturbance of flying-fox camps, including the current noise disturbance at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Disturbance of established camps is likely to result in flying-foxes moving to less desirable sites, for

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Figs – a flying-fox favourite

A fig feast is taking place along the east coast of Australia from now until July.  Flying-foxes and birds such as figbirds and bowerbirds are enjoying their fill.  A feast for flying-foxes The Port Jackson or Rusty Fig (Ficus rubiginosa)

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Turpentines – good licking

Turpentines – good licking for flying-foxes Nectar and pollen: a balanced diet for flying- foxes Turpentines will soon be flowering. Listen for flying-foxes in them at night.  Nectar Nectar forms in the centre of each flower at night. This carbohydrate

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