Mammal monitoring 2020

Dear Members, we have carried out the annual monitoring of the Walmer Conservation Reserve. We did this in small groups – Beth, Nev, Theo and Eleanor in the morning; and Beth, Nev, Theo and Dave in the afternoon. We’re sorry we couldn’t extend the invitation to more members, but we didn’t want to break any Covid-19 restrictions.

Here are our results for 2020:

-we checked 88 boxes on the day
-10 x Brush-tailed Possums; 1 x Brush-tailed Phascogale; 13 x Sugar Gliders; 11 x bats
-20 of the boxes contained a critter: 6 had sugar gliders, 10 had possums, 1 had a phascogale, and 3 contained bats (bat species unverified at this point)
-7 of the boxes had evidence of phascogales using them (fresh nests)
-8 of the total boxes were for pardalotes (so no activity this time of year or evidence of use)
-35 critters in total
-2 boxes had bees

Brush-tailed Possum
Brush-tailed Possum
Bats (probably Southern Freetail Bats and Little Forest Bats)
Sugar gliders
Brush-tailed Phascogale

One thought on “Mammal monitoring 2020

  1. Dion Van Meurs June 1, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    Wow thats great!

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