Artificial fauna nest boxes are currently being used in the creek’s catchment area due to a lack of hollow bearing trees. Tree hollows are crucial for many Australian native animals, providing safe sites for roosting and breeding. There needs to be further research into what factors influence the uptake of nest boxes by target species.
The aim is to identify which animals use nest boxes installed in local bushlands and parks. Citizen Scientists will gather observational data using special monitoring equipment and analyse what they find.
The project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Citizen Science Grant program. More details about how you can be involved will be coming soon!