Nest boxes

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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Local kids build homes for wildlife

Students from Yea High School and the Kinglake Scouts have been building nest boxes for wildlife which we have been installing on properties in Flowerdale, Junction Hill and Kinglake. Due to the loss of many hollow bearing trees in the area as a result of the fires, we are providing artificial homes for the animals…

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Christ Church Grammar School

On Friday 15th July students from Christ Church Grammar School in South Yarra returned to Kinglake to volunteer again with the UGLN fire recovery program.This time the students takled a variety of diferent tasks. They started the day installing nest boxes at a local landcare members property. After lunch at the local bakery they got…

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ANZ Landcare Fire Recovery Week

Another very succesful week of volunteer work carried out with volunteers from the ANZ bank.Throughout the week 96 volunteers assisted us with fencing, weed control, nest boxes and tree planting at fire affected properties at Kilmore East, Pheasant Creek, Strath Creek, Heathcote Junction and Narbethong. The team did a great job despite at times having…

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Strath Creek Nest Boxes

While checking nest boxes provided by the UGLN fire recovery program David and Laurie Wakefield from the Strath Creek Landcare Group were delighted to find a Brush-tailed Phascogale curled up in one of the boxes. Phascogales would have been hit hard by the Black Saturday fires, due to loss of tree hollows, ground cover and…

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Scouts Kinglake West Nest Box Project

The Kinglake Scouts recently checked the Rotary built nest boxes that they installed at a property on the King Parrot Creek in November 2009. Using the UGLN nest box inspection camera the Scouts checked nine nest boxes. One had what appeared to be a Sugar Glider nest but the rest were uninhabited. The Scouts GPS’d…

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