Following on from our September article on nestboxes made by Wodonga Mens Shed, Parklands ranger Shane Vanderwerf recently led a field visit to Baranduda for Shed members to see boxes in-situ.
Members were able to see first hand how the boxes are installed on trees, discuss the why’s and wherefore’s of nestboxes as habitat support, and to learn about monitoring as Shane demonstrated the use of a pole camera to check boxes. Proof of the value of these hand-made boxes as replacement tree hollows was shown when the group were able to catch on film an endangered Squirrel glider in one box.
Our thanks again to the “elite possum box construction team” for your carpentry skills and your interest in the results.
The Wodonga Mens Shed newsletter with article on the field trip is attached below.