Flying Foxes at Botanic Garden

December 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

After a nice picnic at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, I attempted to take picture of the flying foxes that can still be seen outside the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, where they eat fruits from the fig trees at night.  For decades the Royal Botanic Garden has been the home to a large colony of native Grey-headed Flying Foxes, a large species of fruit bat. The colony (estimated to be over 20,000 strong at times) caused significant damage to the trees used for roosting, especially around the Palm Grove Centre where dozens of historic trees were killed or severely damaged. With the help of remotely triggered flashlights held by Gisela and Alexandra, I succeeded to take some pictures in near darkness:

Flying Fox

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