Flying Foxes - Please Drive Slowly SignRegular price $9.95
Watch out! for Flying-foxes. Raise awareness of flying foxes with these and other signs for wildlife on your property, laneways, parks, campgrounds, urban and rural roads – the list is endless!
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Size: 225mm x 300mm (8.85 inches x 11 inches)
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How can you help flying foxes on the roads and pathways?
* Raise awareness to drivers and bicycle riders in flying foxes habitat areas with signage.
* Flying-fox species can be found in NSW, NT, QLD, VIC, SA northern regions of WA, and some outlying islands.
* With habitat being fragmented by roads, means will intersect with roads.
*Flying foxes are known to inhabit some parks and gardens within major cities and towns.
* The flyout of Flying-foxes at dusk is an incredible sight and one that everyone should experience. This is a time when flying foxes emerge from their roost - in some regions in their thousands. This time is when we need to watch the roads and pathways for a short time in the roosting areas.
* Scan the road ahead and the sides of the roads for anything that may move in front of your vehicle.
* Ask your passenger/s to help you look for wildlife - more eyes looking is better for everyone to safely get to their destinations. You can make a game of it too, who is the first one to spot the wildlife first? Who has the keen eyesight in your vehicle?
Flying-foxes are large bats that feed on fruit, flowers, nectar, and pollen.
They generally congregate in camps made up of large numbers of individuals, but some also roost singly or in small groups. Camps can be found in a range of vegetation types, usually close to water in an area with a dense understorey.
Flying-foxes are highly mobile, ranging up to 40 km from their camps at night to feed. They also move up to hundreds of kilometres to follow the flowering and fruiting of food sources.
Flying-foxes play a vital role in keeping our ecosystems in good health. They pollinate flowers and disperse seeds as they forage on the nectar and pollen of eucalypts, melaleucas, and banksias and on the fruits of rainforest trees and vines.
Flying-foxes are important in ensuring the survival of our threatened rainforests such as the Wet Tropics and Gondwana Rainforests, both listed as World Heritage sites.
Seven species of flying-fox are found in Australia:
Christmas Island Flying-fox
Little Red Flying-fox
Large-eared Flying Fox
Bare-backed Fruit Bat