Sixty participants recently attended the Nest Building for Wildlife workshop at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School. Families were shown how to build nest boxes that will now be installed in bushland areas for local animals to nest and raise their young. GeoCatch will monitor the boxes and share the data throughout the year.
Presented by award-winning environmental scientist, writer, educator, and wildlife filmmaker Simon Cherriman, this workshop gave participants the confidence and skills to make and install nest boxes that will benefit native wildlife.
“A great diversity of Australian wildlife relies on hollow cavities in native trees (known as tree-hollows) to meet their nesting or roosting requirements. Such hollows take hundreds of years to form naturally, but sadly, due to massive land clearing since European settlement in Australia, countless numbers have been lost. This plight has severely impacted native wildlife, particularly charismatic species like Black Cockatoos,” said Simon.