Toolangi

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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Long-nosed Bandicoot video footage

As part of the recent landcare fauna survey weekend on private bushland at Toolangi we captured the following footage of Long-nosed Bandicoots. Click on the play (>) symbol and wait a few moments for it to load.    You can certainly see why they are called Long-nosed Bandicoots.                      The bandicoots long sharp claws are ideal for digging up grubs…

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Fauna Survey Weekend – Toolangi

Over the weekend of 23-25 November members of the Kinglake Landcare Group and local residents carried out a fauna survey at a bushland property in Toolangi.  Native Bush Rat Led by Peter Homan from RMIT and the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria the volunteers carried out trapping for small mammals and bats, spotlighting for possums…

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Wildlife Recovery

Our sensor cameras were recently set up on a fire affected property in Toolangi and I was able to capture these photos of the Long-nosed Bandicoot. Long-nosed Bandicoot Long-nosed Bandicoot Also some amusing photo’s of some more common species. Bobuk White-winged Chough Swamp Wallaby Common Wombat

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Even the bus driver joined in!

Something completely Different.Wood Splitting & StackingPost and Rail Fence MakingPotting Up & other nursery workTree planting along the boundary 32 NAB volunteers travelled to the Toolangi Garden Restoration Centre to help Jack and Narrie with their innovative community project. Fallen burnt trees were being milled to make framing timber and fencing for rebuilding. Waste logs…

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