Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden.
Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife.
“A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of the species who rely on hollows for refuge and nesting.”
The best hollows are found in very old trees which have had time to develop holes in which wildlife can shelter.
“Research suggests that natural tree hollows take around 150 years to form,” she said. “Retaining naturally occurring hollows or creating artificial ones like nesting boxes are simple examples of how we can encourage native wildlife into our gardens.”
The free Hollows for Habitat and Nest Box Workshop will be held from 10am to 1pm on Friday 19 May at Mansfield Reserve in Bowral.
The day will include brief talks, demonstrations and a short walk around the reserve.
Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic and water and wear closed in shoes.
Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
For more information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/habitat-for-wildlife or phone Karen Guymer on 4868 0828.