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The Eco Preservation Society isn't forcing one to take extreme steps, but rather encouraging each of us to take a minumum of one eco friendly step toward becoming more sustainable. If most of us take one step then as a complete, we could make a substantial difference.
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The Eco Preservation Society is a membership, educational and networking organization specializing in the promotion of sustainable human action focused on achieving positive environmental effects. Our job is to market study, travel and instruction applications that advance environmental awareness and facilitate public consciousness with a call to action.

Happy batty Christmas!

The final Batty Boat Cruise for 2019 was an evening of relaxed cruising on the Brisbane River, a stunning sunset and flying-fox fly-out spectacular!

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The final Batty Boat Cruise for 2019 was an evening of relaxed cruising on the Brisbane River, a stunning sunset and flying-fox fly-out spectacular!

The post Happy batty Christmas! appeared first on Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland.

20 December 2019

Baby Indi
Baby Indi – 4-week-old orphaned black flying-fox. Image © Tamielle Brunt

The final Batty Boat Cruise for 2019 was an evening of relaxed cruising on the Brisbane River, a stunning sunset and flying-fox fly-out spectacular!

At dusk, we circled the entrance to Norman Creek with anticipation, awaiting the flying-foxes to fly-out from their camp. They would navigate the tree line to a grand 1980’s pink mansion and across the Brisbane River, above our boat and into New Farm Park. We enjoyed the commentary from bat expert Jo and learnt a lot about the ecology, biology and behaviours of flying-foxes in our local area.

We were joined on the cruise by bat carer Michael, from Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland. Michael had us in awe of baby Indi, a 4-week-old orphaned black flying-fox who was unfortunately rejected by his mother, possibly due to the tough conditions bats are facing this scorching summer.

The sunset faded and the Captain of MV Neptune cruised us back up the river to enjoy the Storey Bridge Christmas lights whilst Christmas raffles were drawn.

Thank you to all who cruised with us, we appreciate your support. Have a safe and batty Christmas!

Find out more about Batty Boat Cruises.

How you can help bats

If you find a bat injured or distress, please contact Bats Conservation and Rescue Qld 24-hour hotline on 0488 228 134.

DO NOT TOUCH THE ANIMAL. NO TOUCH = NO RISK

  • If you have fruit trees in your yard, use flying-fox friendly netting.
  • If bats visit your yard be mindful if you have dogs that may be curious of them.
  • Use wildlife-friendly fencing wire instead of barbed wire.
  • Plant roost trees away from the house.

Image gallery

  • Baby Indi
    Baby Indi – 4-week-old orphaned black flying-fox. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Christmas lights Storey Bridge
    The Christmas lights of Storey Bridge. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Sunset
    Sunset coloured clouds over the pink mansion, waiting for the bats to fly over. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Top deck of Batty Boat cruise
    People enjoying the cruise from the top deck. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Baby Indi
    Baby Indi – 4-week-old orphaned black flying-fox. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • MV Neptune
    MV Neptune, River Tours. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Bat carers
    Bat carers and onlookers. Image © Leanne Bowden
  • Top dec
    Lights on the top deck of MV Neptune. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Leanne and Greg celebrating the year! Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • MV Neptune, River Tours. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • MV Neptune, River Tours. Image © Tamielle Brunt
  • Bats flying-out over the mansion and Brisbane River towards New Farm Park. Image © Tamielle Brunt

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