Free greater glider wildlife evening

LANDOWNERS, cat lovers and all Eurobodalla residents who are keen to learn more about the native wildlife in Bingi and Congo are invited to Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Greater Glider Wildlife Information Evening at the Bingi Fire Shed on Monday, December 16 at 6pm.

The event is part of council’s Bingi Congo Greater Glider project that aims to raise awareness of the area’s glider population which was declared endangered in 2007 by the NSW Scientific Committee.

You’ll learn important information about this nocturnal creature and other native wildlife during the evening and will be able to pick up some great resources to help you monitor and protect them on your property.

Guest speakers include:

* The highly experienced wildlife spot-lighter and Glider enthusiast, John Perkins

* Council’s Invasive Species Supervisor, Paul Martin, who will talk about the impact of domestic cats on gliders and show landowners how to use motion-sensor infra-red cameras to monitor wildlife

* Council’s Environment Project Officer, Tom Dexter, who will provide an overview of the Bingi Congo Greater Glider Project.

Landowners will be able to borrow spotlights and infra-red cameras on the night from council to help them see gliders on their properties and cat owners will be able to sign up for a free bib which will enable their cat to perform all its normal functions without being able to pounce on birds and other native wildlife.

You can also pick up some resources aimed at encouraging you to record your wildlife sightings across the Bingi and Congo area.

The free Greater Glider Wildlife Information Evening is being funded by the Norm Wettenhall Foundation. To RSVP, please contact Tom Dexter, Environment Project Officer, on 4474 7491. Light refreshments will be served. 

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