Fauna

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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Buxton wetland fauna survey

The UGLN fire recovery fauna project has now extended into the Buxton area.We recently installed our remote sensor cameras at the property of Buxton residents Anthony and Tracy who have a wonderful wetland area on their farm.The wetland was fenced off a couple of years ago with the assistance of funding provided by the DPI.The…

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Long-nosed Bandicoot Recovery

The Long-nosed Bandicoot(Perameles nasuta) pictured here was recently killed by a vehicle on the Whittlesea-Yea Road and is unfortunately one of five known road-kill bandicoots in the past few months, mostly in the Stony Creek area at Kinglake West. Long-nosed bandicoot road-kill at Kinglake West There is conjecture about the reasons for this spate of…

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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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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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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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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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Bunnings support UGLN nest box program

On Saturday 5th November we held a nest box building day at Bunnings in Shepparton. Volunteers from the local community, Shepparton Mens Shed and Uniting Care built 68 nest boxes for Sugar Gliders, King Parrots and Owlet Nightjars. Bunnings kindly donated $4,000 worth of timber, hardware and paint as well as providing a marquee, cold…

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