Monitoring finds brushtail possums in nest box

Enhancing Wildlife Habitat: A Nest Box Success Story

Nestled within the vibrant landscape of Southeast Queensland lies Sleeman Sports Complex, a hub of athletic prowess and community engagement. Beyond its sporting arenas, this complex is fostering a different kind of activity—one that involves the delicate balance of nurturing native fauna within its precincts.

Ecosure was engaged by Sleeman Sports Complex to install and monitor nest boxes mounted strategically across the premises to provide sanctuary to various native bird and mammal species reliant on natural hollows—a vital component of Australia’s biodiversity.

The initiative commenced with the installation of an array of nest boxes, each meticulously designed to cater to the specific needs of indigenous wildlife found in the Brisbane area. From rear-entry gliders to cozy possum abodes, these nest boxes offered a safe haven for creatures great and small.

In December 2023, the first inspection took place, marking the beginning of an insightful journey into the lives of Sleeman’s inhabitants.  Nest box type, condition, location coordinates, and identification numbers were meticulously catalogued.  But perhaps most thrilling were the discoveries of species occupancy—evidence of a thriving ecosystem within the complex’s bounds.

As the 2024 new year dawned, another round of inspections ensued, revealing further signs of life within these man-made sanctuaries.  The results were impressive: out of the 89 nest boxes monitored, over 80% of the total nest boxes were occupied (40%) or showed occupancy signs.  From the acrobatic antics of squirrel gliders to the vibrant hues of rainbow lorikeet chicks, Sleeman Sports Complex had become a bustling haven for both familiar and lesser-known wildlife. 

This speaks volumes about Sleeman’s dedication to conservation efforts. By investing resources and effort into habitat restoration, the complex has demonstrated a profound commitment to environmental stewardship.

Ecosure commends Sleemans for their proactive approach and looks forward to continuing this partnership in the future.

But beyond the confines of Sleeman Sports Complex lies a broader message—one of hope and possibility. The installation and monitoring of nest boxes serve as a reminder of the vital role humans play in safeguarding biodiversity. In a world where habitat loss threatens countless species, initiatives like these offer a glimmer of hope—a testament to our capacity for positive change.

At Ecosure, our nest box services extend far beyond mere installation and monitoring. We’re dedicated to sourcing species-specific nest boxes crafted from natural and recycled timber, ensuring optimal comfort for our feathered and furry friends. With a team of trained and qualified experts, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique needs of each environment.

Visit Ecosure’s website today or call 1300 112 021 to discover our comprehensive nest box services and how they can benefit your organization or local area. Whether you’re a community group, educational institution, or business looking to make a positive impact on the environment, our team is here to guide you every step of the way.

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