New homes for wildlife in Gidgegannup

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Critters around Gidgegannup have their own neighbourhood of tiny houses thanks to the Susannah Brook Catchment Group and Insight Ornithology.

Eleven wildlife nest-boxes were installed at Susannah Brook Reserve in Gidgegannup over the June long weekend.

This great initiative is supported by the City of Swan and will provide nesting habitat to a number significant bird and mammal species.

The project came about when Susannah Brook Catchment group was doing some work to remove non-native eucalyptus in the area – while they are weeds, they do provide habitat for wildlife.

The nest-boxes are a great solution, and are designed so they don’t damage trees.

Susannah Brook Catchment group are working on a three-year project to increase the available habitat for bandicoots, birds and frogs within the area, including weed control, planting of native plant species and bank stabilisation at the reserve.

Jointly funded by the State Government and City of Swan, the project will also construct a ‘Wildlife Corridor’ of native trees that allows a path for birds and native animals to travel between different bushland sites, and will link to areas previously rehabilitated.

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Nest-boxes are made almost entirely from recycled materials.

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Simon Cherriman from iNSiGHT Ornithology installing the nest-boxes.

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