Did you know that the Pullenvale Reserve is home to a beautiful array of birds, such as Sugar Gliders, rare Great Gliders, Feathertail Gliders, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Yellow-footed Antechinus, Fawn-footed Melomys, Microbats, Lorikeets, Eastern Rosella, Wood Ducks, Boobook Owl, Owlet Nightjar, and Galahs?
To ensure that their habitats won’t be threatened by urbanisation or any other development, the local community came together to install bird boxes to encourage more species to live in the natural richness of the reserve.
The locals also sought help from Cr Greg Adermann and Habitat Brisbane in identifying the species and their locations so that more bird boxes will be installed.
“I agreed to commit some funds from my 2021/22 Suburban Enhancement Fund for a number of nest boxes that can cater for a wide range of these mammals and birds,” Mr Adermann said.
The first six bird boxes were distributed and installed along Pullenvale Road and more will be added in the coming months.
Deborah Tabart OAM of the Australian Koala Foundation commended the initiative.
“Delighted that the Pullenvale Reserve is now even more environmentally friendly with the addition of artificial hollows. Our wildlife needs our help and this is a great way of protecting our precious mammals and birds,” Ms Tabart said.
“What a wonderful initiative! The bird boxes blend in with the trees, provide safe refuge for our wildlife and allow for monitoring and observation. We would love to see more including larger boxes for the powerful owl species,” said Dr. T Khoo, a resident.