16 July 2019
Thanks to the generous donations from our members and supporters to Wildlife Queensland’s March 2019 Squirrel Glider Appeal, our glider corridor project is surging ahead.
Wildlife Queensland and Wildlife Queensland Scenic Rim Branch have been busy further identifying and inspecting locations for possible placement of corridor elements, and will be conducting more intensive surveys along the proposed corridor route over the coming months.
June visit to Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
In June, Scenic Rim Branch President Ronda Green, Secretary Sandra Rose and Darren Green from Wildlife Queensland Scenic Rim, Scenic Rim Councillor Nadia O’Carroll and Wildlife Queensland Projects Manager Matt Cecil visited the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley on invitation from the resort Business Development Executive, Jeremy Ring, to learn about the surrounding bushland and determine if the site could play a role in the Scenic Rim Branch glider corridor project.
Kooralbyn is near the centre of the Scenic Rim and amidst patches of the low-altitude open forest favoured by squirrel gliders.
The Ramada Resort sits on 800 ha of land, a lot of which still remains as bush and features several large eucalypts. The location provides good habitat for gliders.
Wildlife Queensland Scenic Rim Branch will undertake survey work on the resort property soon to determine if squirrel gliders are present.
We will also enhance habitat by additional plantings and nest boxes which allow access to gliders but not brush tail possums or lorikeets, which are already present.
Come along to our Wildlife Corridors Workshop in August to learn more about the Scenic Rim corridors project and how you can get involved! Details below.
Wildlife Corridors Workshop
Date: Saturday, 3 August 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, 1121 Routley Drive, Kooralbyn
Come along to hear the latest update on our glider corridor project and how corridors can also be planned to protect movement routes for other species, from koalas and turtles to bees and butterflies.
- Learn about the needs of Scenic Rim wildlife
- Discuss possible solutions
- Find out how you can get involved
Our keynote speaker is Proof. Ross Goldingay (Southern Cross University), an expert on gliders and the use of glider poles.
Many thanks to our generous sponsor, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn.
- Image 1: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley golf course. The team enjoyed traversing the resort grounds, looking at wildlife habitat with the aid of golf buggies.
- Image 2: Learning about the wildlife known to use dams and waterholes across the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley property.
- Image 3: Inspecting a mature eucalypt located near the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.
- Image 4: Jeremy (Senior Business Development Executive Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley) looking over the resort’s bushland with WPSQ Scenic Rim Branch Secretary, Sandy and WPSQ Projects Manager, Matt Cecil.
- Image 5: Eastern grey kangaroos on the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley golf course.