The Blue Mountains' First Lady of Microbats

As Marg Turton puts it, "bats replace birds at night". They are as numerous as many avian populations and very important in ways we may never fully comprehend - clearly if we lost all the birds inhabiting our gardens during the day, we'd miss them. The microbat is mostly invisible to many people unaware of their tiny but important role in the ecosystem. They lack 'publicity' and their nocturnal habits make them among the least familiar and least cared-for mammals in Australia. It's a pity, they're beautiful and harmless. They are mammals like us and like Blue Whales, which is remarkable given many are no bigger than the end of your thumb.

Sleep Makes Waves

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