Green Skills just completed a productive fauna surveying weekend at Balijup farm near Cranbrook. This Green Skills and Conservation Council of WA event had 15 participants join in range of activities including Quenda (Bandicoot ) andBrush tailed possum monitoring in the Balijup eco-Sanctuary, bird surveying inside and outside the fenced Sanctuary, Phascogale monitoring on the Horrock’s farm near the Stirlings, and checking of Phascogale nesting boxes at Balijup. Frank Riijavek and Margaret Robertson undertook some documentary filming during the weekend for Gondwana Link.
Thanks to Merryn Pryor and Joe Porter for providing the wildlife management expertise, for all the volunteers for helping, to the Hordacre family for allowing us to use the homestead and property, to Parks and Wildlife Service, UWA (Albany) and Bush Heritage Australia for technical assistance. Phill Horrocks enthusiastically permitted fauna monitoring on his farm near Cranbrook.
This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions. Acknowledgement also to support by the Conservation Council of WA, the Gillamii Centre, and Gondwana Link Ltd.
Preparing the bait for the cage traps – Balijup