Scouts

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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National Tree Day

UGLN and the Kinglake Landcare Group hosted two National Tree Day activities at the Koala Browse Reserve in Kinglake. On Friday 26th July 50 students and teachers helped to plant almost 400 plants in only a few short hours and on Sunday 28th July a small band of dedicated volunteers in windy and cold conditions helped…

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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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Lorax project 2011 winds up for another year

The UGLN’s Lorax Project has finally finished for 2011.The high demand for trees on fire affected properties and the good soaking spring and early summer rains allowed us to continue our revegetation program a bit longer than usuall.This year we revegetated over 31 hectares by planting 9580 plants with assistance from 562 volunteers. We also…

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A HOME AMONG THE GUM TREES

When I saw the bare blackened trees that were left standing after Black Saturday, I wondered what had happened to the possums, birds and other small mammals that had once lived there. Of the many who lost their homes on Black Saturday, our smallest and neediest.have required more help than others in finding and rebuilding…

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