Kenibea Bushland Reserve habitat enhanced

Published on 15 February 2024

Nestbox installation at Landcare site

September 2023 saw the installation of 12 nest boxes to enhance the habitat at Kenibea Bushland Reserve. The initiative was part of a project by Kenibea Bushland Reserve Landcare group, supported by Lake Macquarie City Council through its Community Environment Grants Program.

The project will add to the habitat improvement that the Landcare group contribute through their weeding and regeneration efforts by adding nesting and roosting boxes to trees in areas where natural hollows were low or absent.

The nest boxes were installed by a qualified ecologist with working-at-heights training and using the Habisure system to avoid damage to trees. The four box styles cater for different fauna groups, including larger possums and birds, smaller birds such as parrots and rosellas, gliders, and microbats. Landcare Team Co-leader Bob Spargo and fellow volunteers Richard McFayden and Robyn Pollard helped with the nest box placement from the ground.

The Landcare group will be inviting local residents and schools to learn more about the project and the efforts of the Landcare group. If you would like to find out more or get involved please contact the Landcare office to be put in touch with the group.



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