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January 26, 2022

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Sugar gliders are one species that benefit from the nest boxes. Photo Pixabay

There is no denying that wildlife are under increasing pressure as their habitats are reduced and impacted by human activity. This was highlighted last week by the secret NSW government report that was leaked stating that logging should not be carried out in bushfire affected areas.

To combat some of these impacts Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Activities will include nest box building and a walk and talk with a local arborist to get tips on installation techniques.

‘Bushfires, natural resource exploitation, climate change and development have been putting enormous pressure on wildlife habitat. Tree hollows are an essential resource used by many vertebrate species in Australia, and their loss is a threat to all of those hollow-dependent fauna,’ says Kelly Saunderson from CVA.

‘One way we can help wildlife is to install artificial hollows such as nest boxes. Building nest boxes are a practical and easy way to create temporary homes for wildlife which enables them to survive whilst natural habitat returns. Together we will chat about nest box features, installation techniques and build at least 15 homes for wildlife in Rock Valley.’

The event is from 9am till 1pm. Bookings are essential and can be made here.

If you have any questions in the lead up to the event, please contact Claudia Caliari at [email protected] or phone 0427 382 436.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Wonderful brilliant idea…..we have several in our backyard. THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS TO ERECT WILDLIFE BOXES FOR A VARIETY OF WILDLIFE NEEDS. So much habitat has been destroyed willingly by our arrogant & self obsessed species. However, some things are changing & many people are becoming more aware and compassionate & learning how to make these boxes & providing water & habitat for wildlife ……FINALLY. NOW WE MUST FIGHT TO SEE AN END TO NATIVE FOREST LOGGING . SAVE Blinky Bill and family 🙁

  2. After the horrendous bush fires of 2 years ago, the year following saw a decline in all wild life.

    But the last wetter year has seen a great revival in both a wider variety of bird life and butterflies.

    Huonbrook Herbicide free volunteers are now removing jump seed from our road side to prevent herbicide spraying which not only degrades the micro life in our soils but kills frogs due to their skin absorbing the poison. As well we are preventing herbicide run off into our creeks and drains.

    And the other human benefit, more of us see the ecology from a hands on approach. Black cockatoos teaching their young to fly from branch to branch which we have watched in awe from the road side weeding.

    On my herbicide free property which the falling trees from Night-Cap fell on to the land I am guardian of, the revival is inspiring. Bandicoots are back as are the wallabies. Snakes too and the goannas are now visible on most sunny days.

    Lets value what little is left as the big money rushes in the buy up what is for sale.

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