wildlife corridor plantings
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Updated: 2 September 2020

31 August 2020

 

planting scenic rim

Wildlife corridor planting near Boonah. Image © Ronda Green

During August, Wildlife Queensland Scenic Rim Branch members and volunteers commenced wildlife corridor plantings at Mt Alford and Wallaces Creek near Boonah in the Scenic Rim region.

The corridor plantings are part of a larger project to connect Scenic Rim habitats through wildlife corridors, working with local landholders to help squirrel gliders and other native wildlife survive and thrive.

Our primary selection of plants for wildlife corridors in the Scenic Rim is with squirrel gliders in mind, says Branch President Dr Ronda Green.

“We would however like the corridors to benefit as many other native forest species as possible. Accordingly, we have selected a number of plants we think will assist a number of species,” says Dr Green.

Call for volunteers: planting

Would you like to be a part of the Scenic Rim Wildlife Corridors Project? WPSQ Scenic Rim Branch has organised more planting days this month and is asking for interested volunteers to get in touch. Current confirmed planting days in September are:

When: Saturday, 5 September

Update: The original plans for Saturday, 5 September are no longer suitable for the landowner. However, there is a property on Oakey Creek Rd, Innis Plains we can head to for planting around 1.30 pm. To express your interest, please email scenicrim@wildlife.org.au.

Also, we’ll be holding a display on our corridors project at the Beaudesert Market on the morning of Saturday, 5 September, so please come along and say hello if you’re in the vicinity.

When: Saturday, 19 September
Where: at Juli de Visser’s, Milford (between Boonah and Kooralbyn)

Morning teas and picnic lunches will be provided for volunteers. There will also be a large container of drinking water to refill bottles.
Let us know if you are vegan, gluten-free etc.
To express your interest, please email scenicrim@wildlife.org.au.
We’ll also be starting our springtime surveys soon of wildlife long the corridors and in the hubs. Stay tuned for details.

Glorious Gliders: A Wildlife Queensland Webinar

Did you catch Dr Ronda Green’s presentation about squirrel gliders and the Scenic Rim Wildlife Corridors Project at our Glorious Gliders webinar in July? You can download the presentations and watch the recording on the Glorious Gliders web page.

 

Written by Wildlifeqld