New signs provide insights into the ecological value of the Kooloonbung Creek flying fox camp.
The informative signs, which focus on each of the flying fox species and the flying fox colony itself, are located at key points within the Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park.
The signs stem from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's Kooloonbung Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan.
The plan aims to manage community impacts and concerns associated with the camp, while conserving flying foxes and their habitat.
Council's acting group manager environmental services Blayne West said the signs were there to myth bust, provide context about the flying foxes and information about their importance.
"They are an incredibly important species," she said.
Flying foxes, which are a key pollinator and also spread seed extensively, travel up to a 100 kilometre round trip in the evenings in search of food.
They roost in Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park during the day and forage at night.
The signs cost less than $2000, including spare signs, with the project funded out of a state government grant.
Mayor Peta Pinson said the signs were about educating residents and visitors.
She said it was a matter of finding a balance between the flying fox colony, educating the community about flying foxes and their importance for biodiversity, and ensuring the impact on the surrounding community was responsibly managed as well.
Cr Pinson said the council would be moving through the management plan actions.
She said the flying foxes and the nearby community members were both important.
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