Bats come out at night and fly off to find their dinner when many of us are inside making ours. They have an elegant and unmistakable flight silhouette and they occasionally land in a tree near you, hanging upside down and make funny screeching noises. Most of us don't really know much about bats and about how important they are to keep our forests growing.
They are great pollinators of seeds and they are important for spreading them. Sadly their own populations are being threatened by encroaching human habitation which makes their rookeries and areas of bat habitation much smaller. This is a unique opportunity to spend a little bit of time concentrating on them, learning about them, but also having a nice time and if you haven't gone on a batty boat cruise this one is for you and the whole family.
So support the flying foxes which is another name for them and join the Batty Boat Cruise organised by Wildlife Queensland on Sunday the 29th of October 2017.
It's a fun afternoon. You board the NV Neptune at Mowbray Park where there is parking for your car and at 4.15 pm you set off on the Brisbane River towards East Brisbane where you will catch the bats as they do their fly out at sunset. On board, you will find food and drinks, an interesting information commentary and if you are lucky some baby bats.
So book your tickets now – watch the bats fly over the Brisbane River at sunset, interact with orphaned baby bats on board and listen to live commentary on the species! Cruise duration is approx 3 1/2 hours leaving around 4.30pm.
Come dressed for Halloween ... prizes for best costumes - young and old!
MV Neptune departs from Mowbray Park, Thorn Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169