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 a nest box (first timers only-see photo)
- Went spotlighting
- Checked traps the next morning.
What did we find?
- 2 bats trapped, (Little Forest bats) released them the following evening (vide in prep)
- Observed lots of wildlife including many Brushtail possums, watched a Squirrel glider fossick feeding for more than 10 minutes (see photo below), saw a Swamp Wallaby, an Owl in a hollow and Owls sweeping through the canopy
- 36 people attended and had a great time (evening & morning)
- 12 (33%) were first time to the project site.
Funding: Albury Conservation Council and generous support by CSU (Albury).
Thanks to Wayne Robinson and his colleagues.
Interested? Contact Stuart 60 264 357 (H)