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Lots about nestboxes

Sat 7 Oct, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

free, booking essential

Come and find out why you should consider putting up nest boxes – they can be put up in urban areas too. We will look at Wooragee Landcare’s nest box program and hear what animals have been observed using the boxes.  Nest boxes are one of the tools we can use to increase habitat for wildlife and is a great activity to get younger people involved in Landcare activities.

The topics we will cover are:

  • Why nestboxes are good
  • An overview of the group’s nest box locations, and data recording.
  • Results of recent monitoring and discussion of the species we have found using the boxes.
  • Information on arboreal (tree dwelling) mammals including some of the threatened species in our area.
  • Details on current knowledge of box designs and specifications, including recent innovations in thermally efficient box design. We will have prices and contact details for purchasing.
  • How to maintain boxes and common problems associated with nest box projects.

We will also showcase some of the latest monitoring camera technology (pole camera) and inspect some of the boxes located in the primary school reserve.

Our presenter Jim Blackney has been involved in nest box projects throughout the North East and is co-author of the “Nest Box Guide for North East Victoria” produced by Swamps Rivers and Ranges.

The first part of the session will be in the hall, then afternoon tea, and the second part next door looking at the nest boxes in the school grounds.

Wear strong covered in shoes. Keep warm or cool and shaded depending on the weather. A cuppa and afternoon tea will be provided.

Booking essential: events.humanitix.com/lots-about-nest-boxes

For more information call Jim 0459 622 260


Sat 7 Oct, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
free, booking essential
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Wooragee hall & community centre
Wooragee hall & community centre, 1001 Beechworth-Wodonga Rd
Wooragee, 3747
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