That's when bats typically give birth to their young in Australia. But adults are often killed by fishing lines, fruit webbing and barbed wire, leaving a baby, literally, just hanging there. Since they're too young to fly, these babies are effectively sentenced to a slow, isolated death.
Unless, of course, they find their way into the loving arms and blankets and pacifiers of Bats QLD.
"We sort of look out for the underdog," Ashley Fraser, a volunteer at Bats QLD tells The Dodo. "The poor bats have such a negative reputation, but they are in fact the most gorgeous and intelligent creatures. They are so vital to our ecosystem and the sustainability of native Australian forests."