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 […]

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 […]