the bats of sydney – living xxxl, a year in retrospect
For the next few weeks I’m going back through photos from the last year. So often I snap shots and forget to give them context. While I’m taken by their beauty at the moment, the moment itself is what really calls the most attention. It’s not until I thumb back through my images, that I realize these moments, now only in my memories, have led me to this exact point in my life.
As I go through this last year, one thing is certain: I’d do it all again, if I didn’t have so much more to see.
To learn more about the Bats of Sydney and efforts to rescue them, you can visit: http://www.sydneybats.org.au/
More information from the Sydney Bats site:
- The grey-headed flying-fox, the most commonly-seen bat in the Sydney region, is a large nectar- and fruit-eating bat which roosts during the day in large treetop colonies. It’s listed as a threatened species (vulnerable to extinction) at state, federal, and international levels. Numbers are declining – from many millions in the 1930’s to less than 450,000 in 2004, with an estimated 30% decline in population between 1990 and 2000. A population study (Divljam 2008) suggests the grey-headed flying-fox will be extinct in the wild in around 80-85 years.
- Around 19 species of insect-eating microbats are also found in the Sydney Region.