Habitat Boxes Installation
Localised land clearing to make way for housing construction often results in some habitat loss and disruption for arboreal mammals and nesting hollows for birds – often creating high demand for nesting resources. A network of wildlife corridors was preserved and rehabilitated at Woodlands estate to facilitate the free movement of fauna. 42 habitat boxes were constructed and installed by Bushcare Services and located throughout these vegetation corridors. Bushcare Services monitored and reported on the occupancy of these boxes including servicing anywhere pest species or insects caused damage. More than 80% of the boxes had regular occupancy after 6 months including gliders, possums and a variety of parrots – observed later to be raising young.