Future glider surveys

Glider surveys are continuing

Several residents around the Scenic Rim are continuing to seek for gliders or set motion sensing cameras.

In coming weeks we’ll mostly be concentrating on habitat fragments along the proposed corridor routes  between Kooralbyn and Maroon and between Round Mountain and Birnham. Later we’ll be concentrating on similar surveys between Kooralbyn and Boonah and between Birnham and Duck Creek.

Let us know:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  • if you’d like us to do a survey on your property
  • if you’d like us to set a motion-sensing camera on your wooded property (or would like advice on buying one of your own)

AND PLEASE CHECK FOR GLIDERS WHENEVER YOU CAN AND LET US KNOW IF YOU SEE ANY!

We’d especially like to know what the gliders are doing, so we know how best to enhance damaged habitats. What tree and shrub species are they getting sap or nectar from, especially in winter when flowering and insect abundance tend to be low?  What trees are they nesting in, and how high up? What sorts of habitats are they in?  Bill O’Sullivan has been surprised to find how far from the creeks he has found squirrel gliders and feathertail gliders, on high, dry ridges on his property at Duck Creek. Dale Anderson has frequently seen squirrel gliders in the Round Mountain area (west of Laravale) traveling along the ground to reach the flowers of the grass trees, which must mean those flowers are important to them.

(For more details email Ronda on scenicrim@wildlife.org.au).