Gliders of the Scenic Rim

Surveys of gliders

squirrel glider

We will be continue to collate as much information as possible in 2015 on the distribution of gliders, with special emphasis on squirrel gliders, in the Scenic Rim:

  • where they are
  • what trees and other resources they are using (for food and shelter), and
  • what apparently suitable habitat areas they seem to be absent from.

In July 2014 we hope to survey some sites near Boonah and Tamborine Mountain

Our overall aims are to indicate:

  • where we might usefully enhance habitat (e.g. by planting more of their food trees or installing nest boxes in sites that lack suitable hollows) and
  • where provision of corridors is especially important (we have access to poles to erect for traversing empty paddocks where re-vegetation is not desired by the landowner)
  • where glider populations are doing well (but may need watching to protect from future threats)
  • what some of the causes of mortality are (e.g. predation by cats, roadkill)

To learn more about gliders and our surveys, come along to the Glider workshop, The Centre, Beaudesert, 10.00am to 5.00pm Saturday 28th February

Email scenicrim@wildlife.org.au if you’d like to join us on any of these

Also see http://scenicrim.wildlife.org.au/projects/gliders-of-the-scenic-rim-an-on-going-study/glider-surveys-coming-up-soon/ for an overview of surveys coming up in the next few weeks

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