Tim Pearson

No Me! No Tree! Tim Pearson

Sat 15 Apr 23, 11am

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Community Hall Ground Level

Tim Pearson
Past program

Have you ever wondered about the fruit bats hanging in their thousands in the trees at Yarra Bend? Or the bats you see as a silhouette in the sky? In spite of what some people might believe, these bats aren’t threatening or dangerous – in fact, they’re a crucial part of the Australian environment. Wildlife ecologist Tim Pearson presents an entertaining and engaging talk about these misunderstood mammals, where audiences find out why they’re important, how to live alongside them and what the real risks are of not having them around.


Tim Pearson has had a lifelong interest in the environment and wildlife (particularly flying foxes) which led him to spend his spare time volunteering in conservation and wildlife rescue work. He left a corporate career to become a wildlife ecologist and researcher, focusing on Australian flying-foxes. He is passionate about public education and is usually found either delivering talks on flying foxes; or among a flying-fox camp capturing the lives, loves and conversations of flying-foxes.

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