Water, Drought and You

December 1 group members were treated to presentations about water from two renowned local experts. Professor Max Finlayson, wetland ecologist and Director of the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University, discussed the variability of water in southern Australian landscapes. He noted the agricultural importance of storing and using water, but also […]

Lake Hume Spillway Squirrel Glider Project, Activity 1, 16 September 2012

What: The project aims to improve the area for the threatened Squirrel Glider. Funding: Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group has secured funding from the Albury Conservation Company to undertake environmental works along the river and foreshores around Lake Hume Village. Output: A general introduction to the project with aid of a Landcare map. 9 adults and […]

Lake Hume Spillway Squirrel Glider Project, Activity 3, 31 October 2012

Purpose: Determine what species of bats reside within the region and provide nesting boxes for wildlife. Funding: Albury Conservation Company. Activities: Installation of nest boxes Picnic BBQ tea at the Hume Weir Dam wall 6 bat (Harp) traps were set up and left overnight Squirrel Glider observations Results: 15 people attended the event 9 from […]

Lake Hume Spillway Squirrel Glider Project, Activity 2, 4 October 2012

Purpose: Install nesting boxes for native wildlife in particular the Squirrel Glider a threatend species found within the area. Funding: Albury Conservation Company. Activities: Check existing nest boxes Install nest boxes Weed removal Results: 10 people attended the event including one young child Alison Mathews (CSU lecturer) confirmed a Squirrel Glider nest in a previously […]

Hovell tree planting at Lake Hume crossing site

Many Albury locals would be aware of the “Hovell tree” at Nouriel Park. The old River Red Gum is known as the Hovell tree as the explorers Hume and Hovell marked the tree when passing in November 1824. What is not as well known is the river was in flood and they trekked up stream […]

Great New Year’s news

Gliders have been found nesting in one of the recently erected nest boxes near the Lake Hume resort. The discovery was made over the Christmas break by Stuart Lucas who noticed one of the new boxes had been chewed, closer inspection revealed two Gliders nesting within the box. Thanks to all those who have helped […]

Bushlinks

Bushlinks consists of a number of local groups and agencies working together for connectivity conservation in the eastern Murray region of NSW. The Bushlinks working group has a revegetation project being managed  by Holbrook Landcare Network on behalf of the Slopes2Summit and the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative in partnership with Murray CMA. This Biodiversity Fund project is funded […]

Lake Hume Spillway Squirrel Glider Project, Activity 4, January 2013

Background: A dead glider was found tangled on barb wire in a fence. CSU specialist staff identified the animal as likely to be a Squirrel Glider. Barb wire is a known major hazard to gliders and cause of a significant numbers of deaths. Purpose: Remove barb wire in a high risk area, and trial covering […]

Talking gliders at Splitters Ck-Bungowannah Landcare AGM

After a member of the Splitters Ck-Bungowannah Landcare group visited the Lake Hume glider project site we were asked if we could talk to their group about what we had been doing. Hopefully sharing around what we have done will allow other groups to learn from our experience. The invitation was accepted on the condition […]

Lake Hume Glider Nestbox monitoring and Tree Planting (6 July 2013)

Purpose Monitor and GPS nestboxes, plant trees and protect all plantings from the possums/wallabies. Funding Albury Conservation Company (and support from Albury Wodonga Parklands) What did we get done? Over 100 trees planted and protected, some of those the following week 12 of the 20 ACC nestboxes checked and photographed, others done the following week […]