Joint Survey Evening at the Lake Hume Village

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)

Possum found climbing a tree - Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group
Checking the nestbox - Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group