Project Update: B4C and Powerlink Queensland working together at Minnippi Parklands

Nest boxes being monitored using specialised camera equipment

The Minnippi to Belmont Hills glider corridor is an important link for our wildlife, especially squirrel gliders.

B4C has been working with Powerlink to restore an existing glider crossing under the powerlines between two parcels of bushland at Minnippi Parklands.

So far the existing glider poles have been accessed for safety, and 12 new nest boxes have been installed on the poles to replace the broken ones.

Recently, monitoring of the boxes was undertaken by B4C citizen scientists using a special remote control infra-red camera on an extension pole. The team found that the new nest boxes are already home to both squirrel gliders and microbats.

Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) peeking out of its leaf nest, in a nest box on a glider pole.
A colony of microbats (species unknown) hanging together inside a microbat box on a glider pole.

The partnership we have with Powerlink provides wonderful results for wildlife and the community. We are very grateful for their ongoing support.

Native glider food species will be planted under the poles in a community planting morning to further enhance habitat connectivity and improve shelter for gliders, bats and other local wildlife.  

Minnippi Planting details
Wednesday 25th November, 8am-10am.
Meet at car park off Stanton Rd West.

Wear sunsmart clothing and closed-in shoes. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Morning tea provided.

Microbat in nest box.

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