Reflections on Riverbank Revegetation and Nesting Boxes at Hawksview

This brief note documents some riverbank plantings on Hawksview and evaluates their effectiveness in relation to biodiversity aims. Plantings occurred in stages along the NSW bank of the Murray River, below Heywoods Bridge. Riverbank Erosion Control works were undertaken on Hawksview in 1990. Funding was by the NSW Dept. of Water and Energy. Large rocks […]

My Crazy Passion: Growing Galateah

Devoted. That’s my parents in a nutshell…utterly devoted to each other, deeply devoted to nature.   My name is Lizette and this ‘My Crazy Passion’ film is about how my parents, Jan and Annelies Willinck, transformed a parched, barren farm into a thriving native oasis. They’re not your bog-normal couple. Dad’s obsessed with turning bare land into […]

Spillway Reserve – Woody Weed Removal for Bush Regeneration

Held:               Sun 13th April 2014 Funding:         Slopes to Summit (S2S) and Parklands AW Where:            Lake Hume Spillway Reserve  What did we do? Background on the site’s history and disturbance from building Hume Dam 4 teams removed fig trees, Tobacco bush, false Acacia, Broome bush and Caper spurge After BBQ lunch, nest boxes were checked […]

School tree planting day at the Spillway Reserve (16 May 2014)

Purpose Re-vegetate the shrub layer to help gliders and other wildlife at the Spillway Reserve. Funding Albury Wodonga Parklands & Slope 2 Summit. What was done Tim Alexander (Albury Wodonga Parklands) arranged a bus load of James Fallon Yr 10 students to get busy with tree planting, Several block areas were pre sprayed for weed control, […]

Gliders on the increase at the Lake Hume Village

What did we do? On Oct 3-4th 2014, we checked the 20 nestboxes erected in 2012-2013 Sprayed around all plantings. What did we find? Gliders or nests in 16 of the 20 boxes gliders observed in 8 boxes. Three (3) of these, in the Village area and at “The Pines” foreshore, wereresident for the first […]

Albury Conservation Company Urban Nest Box Project

Do you live in a built up area of Thurgoona or Splitters Creek, NSW? Do you want to help conserve local Squirrel Gliders, a native animal threatened with extinction? Does your property have a large tree that is within safe gliding distance (approx 40m) to gum trees in a neighbouring park, reserve, or roadside? If you answered […]

Joint Survey Evening at the Lake Hume Village

Purpose: Mix community and CSU people, get up close to local critters and enjoy learning something When: Friday evening Nov 14th, 2014 Where: Lake Hume Village surrounds What did we do? Installed 2 nestboxes Set up 4 Harp traps (bats) Set up motion cameras (gliders) Set up Elliot traps (small ground mammals) Viewed gliders in […]

Hawksveiw Glider Nest Boxes

A successful fun day today at Hawksveiw. Ros and Pam Web hosted a short working bee putting up nestboxes on their property “Hawksveiw”. The aim was to increase the dens available to the gliders believed to be present in the environmental planting along the Murray River and Sandy Ck  and to monitor their movements. With […]

Two Days Over 800 Plants

Thankyou to those who donated some of there time to put a variety of native trees shrubs and grasses in the ground behind Earnest Grant Park and in Corrys Bushland.  Around 300 plants were put in behind Earnest Grant Park football oval in very muddy conditions on Sunday August 2nd 2015 and a further 500 […]