Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Rail trail reserve helping to retain endangered species

The O’Keefe Rail Trail is the focus of a project to install nest boxes along a section of the trail, for Brush-tailed Phascogales (Tuans) and Sugar Gliders. These new nest boxes, built by students at Catholic College Bendigo, should become homes to these small threatened animals in the trail reserve’s natural environment.

Brush-tailed Phascogale Photo: Jerry Alexander

Brush-tailed Phascogale Photo: Jerry Alexander

The location for these boxes is along the O’Keefe Rail Trail, between Knul-doorong Woodland (Somerset Park Rd) and the Junortoun Flora and Fauna Reserve (Trotting Tce) Junortoun. Funding for the project has been provided by a City of Greater Bendigo Council’s Community Grant, awarded to the Junortoun Community Action Group

The public can witness the boxes being installed, which is to occur on Monday 24th April at 2:15pm at the O’Keefe Rail Trail crossing on Wilkie Road Junortoun.

Media Release by Junortoun Community Action Group.

2 responses to “Rail trail reserve helping to retain endangered species

  1. Kym May 5, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Hi. Would it be possible for me to use the image by Jerry Alexander of the brush-tailed phascogale for community education and awareness raising here on the midcoast nsw? The use would involve a power point presentation to encourage the erection of nest boxes on a fire impacted golf course and in a regular article in a small local free newspaper, the Forster-Tuncurry. Both endeavours are on a voluntary basis

    • bendigokilmore May 14, 2021 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Kym, the image by Jerry Alexander of the brush-tailed phascogale was sourced from a web search, hence the acknowledgement of the photographer. Wish you well in your efforts following the bush fires, to assist rehabilitate the impacted native animals. Regards FBKRT

Leave a Reply to Kym Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: