National Geographic : 1944 Oct
462 The National Geographic Magazine Otho Weu A Bed for a Bat-Not a Bush for a Berry When a flying fox retires for the day, he hangs himself upside down from the limb of a convenient tree. Wrapping wings about him, he sleeps away the daylight hours. At dusk the fruit bats rise in clouds to resume their night life of rifling fruit trees and berry patches. "Bedrooms" for fruit bats often cover twenty or more acres in northern Australia, with sleeping space for as many as fifty million (page 461).