Please Note there have been some changes to the nest boxing weekends!
We have the new dates for the 2016 season hot off the presses!
Regent Honeyeater Plantings 2016
July 30/31 - Aug 13/14 - Aug 27/28 - Sept 10/11 - Sept 24/25
For more details check out the flyer and planting weekend details PDF
Scouts Planting Day
Nest Box Checking for Threatened Species
Apr 9/10 - May 14/15
For more information, check out the nest boxing flyer
We've also done some update to the web site cleaning up old information and adding new.
Check out this report on seasonal changes for gliders as well as a interesting chart on Phascogale population expansion across the Lurg Hills from 2001 to 2014.
Last, but not least, we have an article on "Seed Orchards", securing rare and depleted plants which is now underway, after several years of detailed planning.
|2016 nest box weekends|
|19 - 20 March 2016||09 - 10 April 2016||14 - 15 May 2016|
Our new gallery now has added videos and plus fantastic photos for a snapshot of what has been happening with the project over the years.
There is plenty of room for more!
Check out "The Art of Nest Boxes" for an interesting view inside. This video has been made avaliable thanks to Regional Landcare Facilitator, North East Catchment Management Authority.
The Regent Honeyeater Project has established itself as one of the most active volunteer conservation projects in the nation.
It has engaged a whole farming community in restoring remnant box-ironbark habitat for the endangered species still living in the district, and attracted ongoing support from a wide cross section of the community to help farmers with the on-ground works.
Propagation and planting days are organised each year for a thousand students from more than 20 local schools and hundreds of volunteers from universities, walking clubs, church groups, bird observers, scouts, environment groups and the like.
A range of other activities such as nest box placement and monitoring provide crucial habitat for rare mammals as well as valuable motivational experiences for visiting groups.
The massive scale of our tree-planting work has enormous benefits for landcare as well as for wildlife.
Almost 900 hectares of restored habitat is reducing salinity and erosion problems, and improving water quality, stock shelter and natural pest control.
It really is a demonstration of the changes needed for ecologically sustainable development.
There is a lot of good news to share about our joint achievements in the past, and the big plans we have for the coming year.