Melbourne’s Flying-foxes

Due to the increasing numbers of Grey-headed Flying-foxes roosting in the Botanic Gardens, particular areas, such as Fern Gully and its surrounding trees, are being significantly affected. This small area of rainforest cannot withstand the stress of the large numbers roosting, or resting hanging upside-down, in the tree tops.

Continual use of Fern Gully, particularly by large numbers during the summer-autumn breeding season, has stripped branches of leaves and killed some trees.

Author Department of Sustainability and Environment, VIC
Year 2004
Publisher Department of Sustainability and Environment, VIC
Region VIC
Links https://www.dse.vic.gov.au/dse/nrenpa.nsf/FID/-40218D0B34530BB3CA256C6A007D817B?OpenDocument