Nest boxes

The Parkerville, Stoneville, Mt Helena Bushfire in January, 2014, caused significant environmental damage in the area.

As part of the Shire of Mundaring�s environmental recovery plan, local expert Simon Cherriman has constructed and installed the boxes on Shire reserves in the affected area.

Shire President Helen Dullard said it was wonderful to see the area regenerating.

�The boxes are of various sizes and provide homes for black cockatoos, possums, parrots, bats and pardalotes,� she said.

�Sadly the fire resulted in the loss of a lot of habitat trees in the area where these animals would normally live or breed.

�Survey work was carried out prior to the installation to ensure appropriate-sized boxes were installed in the reserves.�

The nesting box program attracted funding from the State Government�s State Natural Resource Management Program.

Fire-affected residents have the opportunity to build a nesting box on their property through workshops held by Mr Cherriman.

More than 10 people participated in the workshop held on Sunday.

Places are still available for a second workshop on Saturday, June 6.

Call community recovery project officer Rachael Bacon on 9290 6628 or email rachaelbacon@mundaring.wa.gov.au.