Nesting boxes at Watsons Creek Habitat Link - Augut 2014
Here are some of the nesting boxes that Parks Victoria installed amongst our young forest in the Watsons Creek Habitat Link to provide shelter for the elusive marsupials of the area.
The 2009 bushfires destroyed many native fauna from the Kinglake National Park and we started working with Parks Victoria in 2010 to create a habitat link, a vegetation corridor connecting Kinglake National Park and Warrandyte State Park.
The aim of this vital project was to provide safe shelter for native wildlife, especially the threatened Brushtail Phascogales, to travel back into the National Park. By creating connections between pocket of native forests, we are protecting fauna diversity and providing them with more suitable habitat to roam.
Last year, an inspection of the boxes showed that 24 out of 28 were being utilised by Brushtailed Phascogales and Sugar Gliders! These are such encouraging results showing the impact of native revegetation!