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Bangalow Men’s Shed address housing crisis

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With the widespread clearing of old growth trees, wildlife have experienced a major housing shortage Australia-wide. 

Certain birds and animals rely on very old trees to provide hollows in which to live and breed. Many of these old trees have been removed and along with them important creature housing.

By planting more trees we can provide long term breeding habitat for the future, but in the short-term we can supplement available housing by installing nesting boxes in our back yards.

Bangalow Men's Shed blokes are helping wildlife deal with their housing crisis. Photo Brian Mackney.
Bangalow Men’s Shed blokes Des Toms, Alan Wilton and Chris Pearl are helping local wildlife deal with their housing crisis. Photo Brian Mackney.

With Spring just around the corner, now is the time to be doing it. That’s where the Bangalow Men’s Shed comes in. 

The Men’s Sheds are a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organization that is accessible to all men. The primary activity in the shed is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.

A major objective for the is to advance the well-being and health of their male members and to encourage social inclusion.

The Bangalow Men’s Shed, in a major fundraiser and a concerted effort to encourage people to provide these critical nesting sites,  are offering a range of nesting boxes suitable for parrots, owls, kookaburras, possums and other fauna.

These boxes are available to the public – If you would like to know more or wish to order a box for your back yard, now is the time to do it by contacting the Shed at 0413 679 201 or emailing [email protected] for details.



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