Greater Gliders
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21 May 2021

 

Greater GlidersWildlife Queensland is running a series of free events between 29 May and 20 June aimed at engaging and educating Logan residents and the broader community about the vulnerable greater glider.

Kicking off on 29 May, the series, which is being delivered by Logan City Council and hosted by Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network, includes three workshops and two nocturnal animal spotlighting events in the Logan region. A greater glider Zoom webinar will also be held on 16 June.

Greater gliders are Australia’s largest gliding mammals and are among Logan’s most secretive and little-seen native species. These fluffy-eared, hollow-dwelling marsupials resemble their ringtail possum relatives but have a membrane, called a patagium, stretching from the wrist to the elbow, enabling them to glide up to 100 m between trees. Their size, slow movement, need for large tree hollows, and specialised diet of gum leaves, places these nationally vulnerable marsupials at risk from habitat loss, climate change and bushfires.

Wildlife Queensland Projects Manager Matt Cecil says the greater glider event series will provide a fascinating insight into this vulnerable gliding marsupial and the main risks to greater gliders in Logan.

“We encourage all Logan residents with an interest in local wildlife to come along to these fantastic free events and learn about this amazing mammal and how you can help protect and conserve them,” says Cecil.

“Wildlife Queensland and the Queensland Glider Network are proud to be shining a light on greater glider conservation and awareness in the Logan area. This animal needs all the help we can provide to ensure its survival in the long term.”

Schedule of events

Event / Link Date / Time Location
Greater Glider Workshop Saturday, 29 May
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Underwood Park Hall, Priestdale, QLD
Nocturnal Animal Spotlighting with Wildlife Queensland (SOLD OUT) Friday, 11 June
6:00 – 9:00 PM
City of Logan, QLD
Location information will be sent on registration.
Greater Glider Workshop Saturday, 12 June
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Chambers Flat Community Hall, Chambers Flat and Logan Reserve, 49-65 Kenny Road, Chambers Flat, QLD
Greater Gliders Webinar Wednesday, 16 June
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Watch a recording of the webinar and download presentation material at the Greater Greater Gliders Webinar web page.
Nocturnal Animal Spotlighting with Wildlife Queensland (SOLD OUT) Friday, 18 June
6:00 – 9:00 PM
City of Logan, QLD
Location information will be sent on registration.
Greater Glider and Nest Box Building Workshop Saturday, 19 June
12:00 – 5:00 PM
Greenbank Community Centre, Greenbank, QLD

 

Tickets will sell quickly, so don’t miss out – book now!


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Written by Wildlifeqld