Students make nesting boxes for wildlife at Mundaring Arena


Serayah Parker, Mundaring Shire deputy president Cr Patrick Bertola, Lucas Bochtler, Clare Siebermaier, Harvey O’Brien, Mundaring Christian College principal Mr Rod McNeil and Kynan Warden.
Serayah Parker, Mundaring Shire deputy president Cr Patrick Bertola, Lucas Bochtler, Clare Siebermaier, Harvey O’Brien, Mundaring Christian College principal Mr Rod McNeil and Kynan Warden.

MUNDARING Christian College primary school children are learning about protecting endangered native species in a trial project with Mundaring Shire.

Students made nesting boxes to be installed in bushland at the Mundaring Arena precinct after natural habitat was cleared for construction.

Shire supervisor of environment and horticulture David O’Brien said native fauna was safely relocated and an environmental report prepared before the site was cleared.

The report identified bushland where nesting boxes would likely encourage some endangered species back to their natural habitat.

“Mundaring Men’s Shed made six nesting boxes; two each for owls, possums and pardalote, using materials from local business Makit Hardware,” Mr O’Brien said.

“These were provided to the students in flat pack form, which gave the older kids the opportunity to assemble them and allowed the younger students to paint and camouflage the nests.”