Nest Box monitoring 2022

Thanks to the Landcare crew that came out today for the annual nest box monitoring. We had two teams complete approximately 80 boxes in 2 hours using the pole cameras. Thanks to (L to R in photo) Beth, Michael, Pam, Brona, Bronwyn, Dave, Miles, Louie, Nev (and Ned running about somewhere).

We recorded 24 sugar gliders, one Brush-tailed Possum, 10 or so bats, three boxes had bees, and there were fresh nests for four Brush-tailed Phascogales. Miles got chased by bees, and afterwards found a Yellow-footed Antechinus eating a dead bird in one of the boxes!

Nest Box monitoring with Muckleford Landcare

We are due to undertake our annual nest box monitoring in the Walmer South Nature Conservation Reserve. SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2022, 10am. I know it’s going to rain, but we will just wear weatherproof clothing. We will divide into two teams and take on half the reserve per team, that way we’ll be finished in under 3 hours. Let me know if you can come by emailing Beth Mellick or phone me on 0431219980.

Brush-tailed Phascogale (Photo: Beth Mellick)

Biking to Maldon this Sunday

The count down is on…find a bike, dust it off, check your tyres and chain, and meet us at the Muckleford train station this Sunday 3rd April at 11am.

We will ride to Maldon, and partake in hot chips on the grounds of the Maldon Visitor Information Centre, before slowly riding back to Muckleford! (We are no longer going to the pub as we had to pre-book and pre-order and pre-pay for our meals which was all too hard.)

Bring a friend, bring a picnic, bring a drink bottle and see you PROMPTLY at 11am. If you’re late, you’ll have to catch up with us! Please RSVP to Beth.