We know what you’re thinking. How on earth can a bat that is a bit smaller than a 30cm ruler help make a forest full of big trees?
Well, they break their mission into two parts. The first part of the mission is to help plants make seeds by pollinating
their flowers. This is how it works…
They don’t just help make seeds, they also help them go places. That’s the second part of their mission and it is called seed dispersal.
Listen to the bats themselves in this video
Trees need flying foxes and flying foxes need trees. Trees give flying foxes food and a place to live. Flying foxes help trees make seeds and spread them so they can become forests.
But why should WE care about trees and forests?