Fauna

Ribbons of Remnant Roadsides

RIBBONS OF REMNANT ROADSIDE (RRR) RRR is a collaborative project between Murrindindi Shire Council (MSC), Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN), and Cittaslow Yea, whereby roadsides are showcased for their biodiversity and conservation significance in the landscape. RRR was initially proposed because it was recognised that a number of our roadsides are a place of refuge for many…

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UGLN Fox Control Workshop

On Saturday 22nd November 21 people attended the UGLN Fox Control Workshop. Attendees at the free workshop learnt about the different techniques available to implement a fox control program on their properties.   Experts Richard Francis and Andrew Douglas from ABZECO demonstrated and discussed these techniques that included assessment/monitoring, timing, trapping, baiting, fumigation and shooting. On Saturday 21st February 2015…

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Behind the Scenes at Melbourne Museum

Last Friday the 14th November,  Strath Creek Landcare Group hosted another Focus on Fauna presentation, this time by Dean Smith, Senior Preparator at the Melbourne Museum.   Dean explained many of the technical secrets behind the wonderful displays at the Museum, including taxidermy from start to finish, botanical preservation and scale modeling including his latest…

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Fox Control Workshop – Saturday 22nd November

Fox Control Workshop Attendees at this free workshop will learn the skills needed to implement a thorough fox control program on their properties. Expert speakers will demonstrate and discuss integrated control techniques including assessment/monitoring, timing, trapping, baiting, fumigation and shooting. Saturday 22nd November 10am – 2pm Where: Kinglake Scout Hall Upstairs of the main pavilion…

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Alexandra Cub-Scouts Nest Box Project

Thanks to funding provided through the GBCMA the Alexandra Cub-Scouts have been able to build and install nest boxes at McKenzie and Mt Pleasant Reserves in Alexandra. Ten specially built nest boxes were built by the Cub-Scouts to provide alternative nesting sites for small native mammals including Sugar Gliders and the rare Brush-tailed Phascogale. Under…

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UGLN Nest Box Project (Part 2)

An important part of our nest box project is the monitoring, maintenance and record keeping of all nest boxes we’ve installed. Emerald College students inspecting boxes at Marysville Of the 475 nest boxes we’ve installed I annually monitor 373 often with the assistance of the Kinglake Scouts and Yea High School students.The other 102 boxes…

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UGLN Nest Box Project

As usual November and December has been a busy time for our nest box project installing nest boxes with the Scouts and high school students. Yea HS students at Limestone With the help of teacher Ken Aitken and the Yea High School Junior Landcare Group we installed 24 boxes that the students built on properties…

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Alexandra Cubs Nest Box Project

We recently had night with the Alexandra Cub-Scouts building nest boxes for small native mammals including Sugar Gliders, Brush-tailed Phascogales and Agile Antechinus. Alexandra Cubs with Cub leader Jude. The Cubs did a great job and built 12 nest boxes which we will install on trees in the nearby McKenzie Reserve in Spring. Alexandra Cubs…

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Long-nosed Bandicoot update – Glenburn

Long-nosed Bandicoot (LNB) numbers seem to have increased since the 2009 fires along the Stony Creek at Kinglake West, along the King Parrot Creek down to Hazeldene and at Toolangi.The thick regrowth of native vegetation has probably favoured the bandicoots and provided protection from predators such as foxes and cats.Our fauna monitoring with remote sensor…

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Greater Glider recovery project

Thanks to funding provided by Landcare Australia the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has been able to provide alternative nesting sites for the Greater Gliders living along the Number Two and Number One Creeks at Kinglake. Kinglake Rover Sam helping to install the nest boxes.  The Greater Glider Petauroides volans Twelve specially built nest boxes…

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