Today's Story Time is
By Alexa Moses
Meek lives with her three sisters, a gaggle of birds, lizards and other creatures in a paperbark tree by a tumbledown terrace house. Everyone shares the space, and life is pretty sweet until the day a rude and messy fruit bat named Squabbles moves in - and demands everyone else move OUT. Will Meek be able to get rid of Squabbles, or is there a way for everyone to get along?
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READ BAT VS POSS
We have a new copy of the book Bat Vs Poss in the Library collection for you to borrow, thanks to funding support from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Flying-fox Grants Program 2020.
Grey-headed Flying Foxes, like the bat featured in Bat Vs Poss, are a threatened species. This means they are at risk of going extinct if we don't take action to help protect them.
This storytime is a special storytime acknowledging national Threatened Species Day on 7 September.
Did you know Flying Foxes help polinate our native forests by spreading seeds over vast distances? Due to a rapid decline in numbers over a short period of time, Flying Foxes are listed as a threatened species.
Create this cute craft together at home and hang it on your fridge or a wall to appreciate this amazing creature mid-flight.
THIS ACTIVITY WILL HELP YOUR CHILD GAIN INCREASED CONFIDENCE IN MANIPULATING EQUIPMENT AND MANAGING TOOLS
This flying bat stem activity will be a hit with the kids as you send your bat flying around the room. They will design a system to make a bat fly. Download the link below for the instructions and template.
THIS ACTIVITY WILL HELP YOUR CHILD GAIN EXPERIENCES IN SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION; EXPLORING, PREDICTING AND HYPOTHESISING. .
Grey-headed Flyting-foxes are really important to the health of our local environment. They are important pollinators, spreading pollen from one flowering plant to another. They also spread the seeds of native plants, to help our forests grow, which is especially important after bushfires.
We are lucky to have a camp of Grey-headed Flying-foxes locally at Blackbutt Forest. You can see them among the Blackbutt trees as you walk through. Be careful not to disturb them!
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