Flying-foxes play an important role in dispersing seeds and pollinating flowering plants. Because flying-foxes are highly mobile, seeds can be moved locally and over great distances. High mobility also makes flying-foxes very effective as forest pollinators which reinforces the gene pool and health of native forests.
Council is aware that there are flying fox roosts, Black Flying Foxes and, at times Little Red Flying Foxes, in urban and rural areas of the region. Council officers monitor known flying fox roosts in close proximity to residents on a regular basis, and together with the Department of Environment and Science respond to community concerns.
Flying foxes are nocturnal animals, which means that they sleep during the day and feed at night. If you hear or see a flying fox in your yard in the evening or at night they are not roosting but feeding. Flying fox roosting habits depend on the type of flying fox in the roost.
To learn more about flying foxes visit:
Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
Department of the Environment (Federal Government)