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Nest Box Monitoring for Threatened Species

15/16 March 5/6 April 3/4 May 2014

It's on again! Here's a superb opportunity to see our beautiful little gliders as they rest up for the day in our nest boxes....

....and with nearly 400 nest boxes to inspect, you're sure to have some delightful sights!

Come and join us for a weekend of fun, fascination, and friendly company, as you work with other volunteers to see who is at home in the boxes, gain some insight about the effects of the long hot summer, and think about what we can do to assist the wildlife....

NOTE! The first weekend dates have been changed from those originally posted due to adverse conditions in the area.

The attached flyers have all the details.

Hoping to hear from you soon...

Ray Thomas

2014 nest box weekends
03 - 04 May 2014

  

What is this?

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.