Flying-foxes are essential in maintaining ecosystems because they can move pollen and seeds over long distances and across cleared ground, linking patches of native vegetation. Flying-foxes carry pollen on their fur between flowering trees that can be many kilometres apart. Many Australian trees, especially eucalyptus, need pollen from another tree of the same species to make fertile seed. Rainforest seeds are carried away from parent trees which gives them a chance to germinate and grow.
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People find bats creepy and scary but I think they are miss understood and I would love to have bats on my property. I've always enjoyed watching them fly around looking for a tasty meal. These are my favorite of all bats - Flying Foxes.
"Bats are hard at work around the world, fulfilling tasks that are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies. Many of the more than bat species consume vast amounts of insects, including some of the most damaging agricultural pests.