Where: Kooralbyn (Ramada resort)
When: 9.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 4th August
Why: To look at the needs of local species to move, seasonally or otherwise, and what we can do to facilitate it
Free entry (but either BYO lunch or buy it at the resort)
Many thanks to our sponsor Ramada Resort Kooralbyn, who are very supportive in many ways
The first theme we chose for the Scenic Rim branch of Wildlife Queensland some years ago was “Wildlife Needs to Move.” Some need to move seasonal, others nomadically following flowers, fruits, fish or other resources, others occasionally if severe drought, fire or other disaster make their home range unliveable. Young animals need to Ove out into new territories. If movements are restricted populations can become inbred, with a rise of deleterious genes making their persistence into the future less likely.
See http://scenicrim.wildlife.org.au/wildlife/wildlife-corridors/ for details
We have also spent a couple of years looking at the distribution of gliders in the Scenic Rim, especially squirrel gliders, since they are dependant on low-altitude open forests which are not as well protected as the tall dense forests preferred by other glider species.
See http://scenicrim.wildlife.org.au/projects/gliders-of-the-scenic-rim-an-on-going-study/what-the-glider-study-is-all-about/ for some background on this, and related pages for results of some of our surveys.
We now have funding for the establishment of wildlife corridors for gliders
Corridors can be planned that also protect other, from koalas and turtles to bees and butterflies.
Come along and hear about our local wildlife and what they need, and discuss what we can do about it and how you can be involved.
Keynote speaker: Prof Ross Goldingay of Southern Cross University, expert on gliders and the use of glider poles
Our venue and sponsor:
Kooralbyn is near the centre of the Scenic Rim, and amidst patches of the low-altitude open forest favoured by squirrel gliders
More details soon