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.’’
They may be small and rare, but they attract hordes of loyal enthusiasts from American chat show hosts to Shepparton car buffs.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs John Geary will attend a memorial for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
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