100 Days Project

Chrissies Creatures: Did you know ?

...this unique aspect about this creature !

Day 10:

Flying Fox

Flying Foxes are the bees for the trees.

Many Flying Fox species cross-pollinate flowers or blossom on trees. They have a symbiotic relationship with trees where they provide a service to each other. Even more unique is that many tree flowers have stamen that are only receptive at night , such as the many eucalypt trees in Australia. So the Flying Foxes as they feed on blossom and fruit at night provide this cross-pollination service and also seed dispersal- better still, they are equipped to fly long distances and can carry pollen and seed from one tree many kilometers away which aids in the diversity of tree species and germination away from parent plant.