Nest boxes

Managing Mistletoe – UGLN Field Day

Members of local Landcare groups, landowners and farmers attended a recent mistletoe field day at Limestone. The event was hosted by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN) and featured a presentation and landscape inspection by mistletoe expert Ray Thomas. Ray’s focus is on understanding the natural processes involved with mistletoe including managing them as part of the landscape…

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Paddock Tree Project

 Large paddock tree at Glenburn The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has recently completed a very successful project to protect paddock trees. Funding was offered to landholders in the Upper Goulburn region for fencing and planting of understorey around paddock trees. Funding was also available for mistletoe control where needed. Forty Four large trees of mostly Grey, Red and Yellow Box, a couple of large…

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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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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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More help from the Scouts

The Kinglake Scouts recently helped us to build and paint another 14 nest-boxes. These boxes were designed for Brush-tailed Phascogales and Sugar Gliders and will be installed on properties throughout the Kinglake Ranges and King Parrot Creek Valley. Kinglake Scouts building nest-boxes. Team work – an important part of Scouting. The great work by the…

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More Agile Antechinus in our nest boxes

Agile Antechinus These nest boxes were the first lot we installed as part of our fire recovery nest box program. They are on the King Parrot Creek in Kinglake West and were installed by the Kinglake Scouts in December 2009. They contain a family of at least four Agile Antechinus. Of the eight boxes we…

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Grouse house for marsupial mouse

This nestbox may seem a rather large for these little fellows, but its a safe haven, at least. This and several other nestboxes were installed in July 2011 at Happy Valley in Flowerdale, as part of our UGLN nest box project. These boxes are actually designed for Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and were built by…

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