Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve will plant appropriate shelter trees after squirrel gliders were found in the vicinity.ELAINE COONEY June 10, 2014 3:20am
Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve members Don Thompson and Naida Belot, Strathallan Landcare members John and Veronica Groat, Rochester library staff member Diane Hansen, Gordon and Barb Stanton.
A project outlining the district’s rich wildlife is available to view at the Rochester Library.
The Strathallan Family Landcare group handed over the project it had been compiling for the past few months.
Night surveys showed the presence of squirrel gliders at four sites near the Campaspe River.
Last month a squirrel glider and sugar glider were spotted at the Campaspe Golf Club by the research team.
One was caught on camera
Strathallan Landcare president Veronica Groat said the vegetation at the golf club was the type squirrel gliders ate, but there was a shortage of hollowed trees where they like to rest.
Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve president Naida Belot said the club was looking into planting flowering gumtrees which would create a good habitat for the gliders.
‘‘We are going to get rid of the sheoaks and replace them with new plantings,’’ she said.
The landcare group said wattle also attracted squirrel gliders.
Barb Stanton, who lives near Rochester on the Northern Highway, was delighted by the wildlife finds at her property.
‘‘I was just blown away they found barn owls,’’ she said.
‘‘I had not seen barn owls out here for some time and they found five one night by the river.’’
Fire destroyed a motorcycle clubhouse on Railway Place in Benalla overnight.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
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FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
The usual yellow and black colours at Katamatite Recreation Reserve will be replaced this Mother’s Day as pink will be the colour of choice.
Jake has babies to thank for surviving cancer.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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