The recent discovery of Squirrel Gliders (SG) in occupation of a nestbox in the vicinity of Whitelock Street has buoyed the spirits of the locals. The plan to ‘install nestboxes and they will come’ seems to be working. The spotlighting session aims to survey the area for SG activity.
The Spotlighting Soiree will commence at 5:30pm, meeting at the crest of Whitelock St, Carey Bay, at the entrance gate to the Hunter Water land. The leading light will be held by Dr Chris McLean, SG enthusiast & expert.
International Biodiversity Day this year is a time to reflect on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. Monitoring the presence or absence of Squirrel Gliders along the Coal Point peninsula is one way to consider what sustainable development within our community means for the local flora and fauna.
Ensuring the variety of plants and animals on the Coal Point peninsula remains abundant is the goal of the Threatened Species Last Stand on the Coal Point Peninsula project . The Environmental Trust funded project is now in its fourth year.