Free workshop on hollows as homes

Hawkesbury City Council is delighted to offer community members the chance to attend a free workshop on Hollows as Homes on Saturday, 20 May 2017 in Kurrajong.

Hollows are used by around 300 animal species around Australia, with at least 64 of these threatened by extinction.

In urban and agricultural areas large, hollow-bearing trees are in decline, but many species of animals rely on tree hollows. Nationally, hollow-using species include at least 83 mammals, 114 birds, 79 reptiles, 27 frogs and many insects and spiders.

Places are limited and registration for the three hour workshop is essential by contacting Council’s Bushcare Officer Martin Gauci (02) 4560 4525 or 0413 195 248 or email mgauci@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Hollows as Homes is also a project which is gathering information on hollows currently being used by wildlife, whether they are natural hollows in trees or artificial man-made nest boxes.

Hollows as Homes is a citizen science program asking you to report hollows in your local area, and the wildlife using the hollows. Information is being collected to help understand what animals are using hollows, where the hollows are, what tree the hollow is in, how high up it is, and so on. The more information, the better we will all understand how to help conserve the future of our wildlife.

Imagine how much information could be gathered if every Bushcare group or caring landholder spent just ten minutes a week watching a hollow and submitted the data at www.hollowsashomes.com

For information on how you can be a part of this program, visit www.hollowsashomes.com or www.facebook.com/HollowsAsHomes

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