Bit off topic - bat roosts in Melbourne

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Subject: Bit off topic - bat roosts in Melbourne
From: "Billinghurst, David (CALCRTS)" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 11:21:15 +1100
> From:  Tim Bawden
> Have had a lot of fruit bats in a couple of fig trees in my
> backyard every night lately. I would like to get a photo of
> one during the day so went to the Botanical Gardens but it
> appears, rightly or wrongly, they were successfully moved on
> from there. Does anyone know where they are roosting in
> Melbourne these days?

Many of them are in Yarra Bend Park.  I saw a few in trees on
the south bank of the Yarra between the Fairfield Boathouse
foot bridge and the Chandler Highway bridge.  Melways 30 K12.


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