Habitat trees, hollows & nest boxes
Tree hollows are a home to many native animals
Australia has the greatest percentage of hollow nesting animals than any other continent. In the Moreton Bay region there are more than 31 native mammals, 14 reptiles, 6 amphibians, and 60 bird species that use tree hollows.
Unfortunately, naturally occurring hollows are becoming scarce leaving much of our wildlife homeless.
What you can do:
- Retain old Eucalypts and other hollow bearing trees on your property
- Purchase/ make and hang nestboxes to provide more homes for our wildlife
Nest Boxes for Wildlife
The book Nest boxes for Wildlife by Alan and Stacey Franks is a practical guide to building and installing nest boxes.
Their book is based on success in the field and is a good resource for residents wishing to enhance the habitat values of their properties.
Although the provision of nest boxes never compensates for vegetation clearing and the destruction of old trees, nest boxes can provide critical temporary accommodation for our native wildlife - particularly where land clearing is imminent or has recently occurred.
Nest Boxes for Wildlife by Alan & Stacey Franks - price $19.99.
Contact Council to obtain a copy.
Council's Nest boxes for wildlife factsheet
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