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.’’
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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