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 were […]

Spillway Reserve – Woody Weed Removal for Bush Regeneration

Held:               Sun 13th April 2014Funding:         Slopes to Summit (S2S) and Parklands AWWhere:            Lake Hume Spillway Reserve What did we do?Background on the site’s history and disturbance from building Hume Dam4 teams removed fig trees, Tobacco bush, false Acacia, Broome bush and Caper spurgeAfter BBQ lunch, nest boxes were checked and Gliders observedWhat did we find?Lots […]

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 2012-2013Sprayed around all plantings.What did we find?Gliders or nests in 16 of the 20 boxesgliders observed in 8 boxes. Three (3) of these, in the Village area and at “The Pines” foreshore, wereresident for the first timeevidence of nests in an […]

Joint Survey Evening at the Lake Hume Village

Purpose: Mix community and CSU people, get up close to local critters and enjoy learning somethingWhen: Friday evening Nov 14th, 2014Where: Lake Hume Village surroundsWhat did we do?Installed 2 nestboxesSet up 4 Harp traps (bats)Set up motion cameras (gliders)Set up Elliot traps (small ground mammals)Viewed gliders in a nest box (first timers only-see photo)Went spotlightingChecked […]

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 the assistance of […]