Survey evening at Lake Hume Village, Friday 7th Nov, 2014

Join CSU students and staff to:Set up “Harp traps” to catch bats,Locate motion cameras to spy on gliders,Set some small mammal traps,Install some more nestboxes,Spotlight for gliders and other nocturnal animals,See if owls will come to recorded calls.Where:            Meet at Hume Dam BBQ Picnic area.When:              Friday 7th of Nov from 4pm to after dark (9.30 […]

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 2 children attended […]

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 boxesPicnic BBQ tea at the Hume Weir Dam wall6 bat (Harp) traps were set up and left overnightSquirrel Glider observationsResults: 15 people attended the event 9 from CSU and 6 from the general community9 […]

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 boxesInstall nest boxesWeed removalResults:10 people attended the event including one young childAlison Mathews (CSU lecturer) confirmed a Squirrel Glider nest in a previously installed nesting box.6 new nesting boxes installedBroome Brush […]

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 to […]

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 out […]

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 Barb wire […]

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)

PurposeMonitor and GPS nestboxes, plant trees and protect all plantings from the possums/wallabies.FundingAlbury Conservation Company (and support from Albury Wodonga Parklands)What did we get done?Over 100 trees planted and protected, some of those the following week12 of the 20 ACC nestboxes checked and photographed, others done the following weekA “Glider Board” was signed by everyone […]

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 […]