November 2016 – Our Grey-headed Flying-foxes here in Adelaide are having their beautiful single baby at present. The entire spectacular Colony (estimated at approximately 4,000) still call the Botanic Parklands their home (since 2010) just outside of Adelaide Zoo’s Entrance near the foot-bridge. There is no risk to us if we just observe and never touch Bats. Their droppings and urine are of no risk. No touch = no risk.
Report any Sightings …
Please email me if you have been seeing the Grey-headed Flying-foxes feeding in any part of South Australia as this important information is being gathered by our wonderful Bat Scientists. The Grey-headed Flying-fox is a Vulnerable Species so please be kind and allow them to feed on all our lovely NATIVE fruits, blossoms and nectar. They also love the Moreton Bay Fig trees fruiting at present and all the Eucalyptus and Angophora blossoms, nectar and are out and about pollinating.
Suburbs where they have been spotted recently include Henley Beach, Glandore, Ridgehaven, Wynn Vale, Norwood, Largs Bay, Flinders Park, Morphett Vale, the City suburbs and through the Adelaide Hills as far as Echunga! Please observe and let us know the trees they are feeding on and if you can shine a quick light on them, how many may be feeding. You may even see their special baby with them!
The Microbats are also birthing with a single, twins or even triplets arriving! So please, if you come across any grounded Microbats, please advise us so that we can provide immediate help for them all. Remember also not to touch them. THANK YOU!