Join a group of eager volunteers, ready to scan, scribble and scamper from nest box to nest box, checking for wildlife along the way!
We will be collecting valuable information on wildlife that has set up home in our recently-installed nest boxes. You might find: Birds, bats, possums, insects and more!
Stay for a delicious catered lunch (BYO plate, cutlery and mug) and find out about how you will be making a valuable contribution to our broader vision for wildlife conservation in South Australia.
When: 9.45 am for 10:00 am start, Sunday 16th September. We should finish by 2:00 pm (lunch included – please bring a plate, cutlery and mug)!
Where: Ferries McDonald Rd (site RV4), Monarto. (Approximately one hour’s drive from Adelaide).
The longer-winded version…
Tree hollows are essential habitat for many declining animals, yet take decades to form in mature trees. In younger vegetation, such as in revegetation projects, we use nest boxes to provide homes for the animals while trees are maturing.
Earlier this year BioR was awarded an Australian Ethical Community Grant to install over 360 nest boxes in a revegetation site in Monarto, South Australia. These boxes were made with the support of Repay SA and the Department of Correctional Services and the final nest boxes installed at our annual Planting Festival in June.
As part of the research we are conducting and coordinated by University of Adelaide Honour’s student Shannon Robertson, the time has come to see the results.
This is where you come in!
On Sunday 16 September we will be working in groups to climb ladders, peer into nest boxes and record what we find. You might get up and close with some of our less common wildlife, including birds, bats, possums and the occasional insect!
Once we have checked all the boxes we will come back together for a catered lunch, to share what we found with the rest of the group and hear about how this work will help us to protect many vulnerable animal species in the Mt Lofty Ranges.
It promises to be an engaging and satisfying day! Please RSVP here to reserve your place as numbers are limited.
Note: when reserving your place, please indicate any dietary preferences you might have as this will help us to cater to your needs. Please also bring a (reusable!) plate, cutlery and mug to use on the day.