Monitor and GPS nestboxes, plant trees and protect all plantings from the possums/wallabies.
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
- A “Glider Board” was signed by everyone and has been taken up to the Lake Hume Café for display
What did we find?
- 2 boxes with pairs of gliders in them, luckily near our base camp
- Additional 5 boxes with fresh leaves (glider nests)
- One box knocked down by a fallen tree (since repaired)
- Most of the other boxes with small scats (poo) 1 with a bat
- People cutting a lot of firewood for removal
- 36 people attended, 10 of these were children primary school age
- 15 people were first timers, 21 were previous helpers
- Over 70 people have participated at the Lake Hume Glider project
Feedback on our nestbox monitoring and tree planting afternoon has been that it was a great day and very successful. The fire, homemade pumpkin soup, damper and cupcakes went down very well. Thanks again to all the helpers.