The Habitat Recovery Alliance is project based with several local groups coming together to help bring habitat back after the Cuddlee Creek bushfires. Planting workshops are being held throughout February and into March at the Mt Pleasant Market where participants are helped to plant one or more trays of local seedlings which they then take home to care for till winter. Boxes of grown plants will then be collected, sorted and distributed to fire affected properties. Thank you to all those caring growers !
Planting on properties is yet to be organized but will be an extension of the project. Lots of help will be required on planting days.
The HRA also plan to build and installnesting boxesfor vulnerable species that have lost their homes. These will be for possums, bats and several owl species.
For info contact Terese 0417330343
Bushfire recovery for critters
Adelaide Hills Council. Hills Voice, March 2020
Many native fauna species are in need of a new home after the Cudlee Creek Bushfire and Council has been working with the Kersbrook Landcare Group to create safe spaces for these critters. Mature eucalypt trees often possess hollow branches or trunks which become home to native animals for nesting and den sites. Small hollows can be suitable for bats, lizards and small birds and large hollows are commonly occupied by Cockatoos, Brush-tailed Possums or Owls. The Kersbrook Landcare group approached Council with a request to retrieve the hollow wood from the burnt and cleared trees removed from the roadside. Council staff were able to assist the group in retrieving a trailer load of valuable hollows from stockpile sites across the district. These are now being relocated back into the burn area to enhance habitat and encourage the return of native species.
For information on the Cudlee Creek bushfire recovery you can visit Councils website or the State Recovery website:
Click here for AHC Recovery page
Click here for the Department of Health Services website