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Glider nest boxes installed at Park Ridge

Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network installed eight greater glider boxes off Virgil Road in Park Ridge on November 10 to provide quality homes for native wildlife in the area. 

The construction and installation of the greater glider boxes was funded by Logan City Council Division 8 Councillor Jacob Heremaia.

Cr Heremaia said the boxes would help protect Logan’s wildlife by providing high quality homes for native animals.

He attended a late-night community spotlighting expedition a few months ago at 10pm with Wildlife Queensland and local community members.

“We had torches and we went out there into the dark bush and we saw gliders, we saw owls, we saw possums, we saw so much wildlife,” he said.

Cr Heremaia said the boxes would help to make sure that the environment is not just protected, but turned into high-quality areas for wildlife.

“We need to have boxes, we need to have walking trails, we need to really activate that land by improving the quality of it,” he said.

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The nest boxes are monitored by Wildlife Queensland using a camera on the end of a pole, and the footage from inside the boxes is streamed to a phone. 

At the first monthly check of the nest boxes, six out of eight were occupied by possums, but in the near future they will hopefully become occupied by gliders.

“Gliders are so special; we need to make sure that they are taken care of,” Cr Heremaia said.

“They will definitely be monitored on a regular basis.”

Cr Heremaia said the Logan City Council was committed to improving the city’s natural environment.

One hundred thousand trees were planted in Logan City in 2021, which increased the city’s overall tree canopy by 5-percent.

He said he hoped future generations would be able to enjoy Logan’s natural environment.

“What I’m fighting for in council is to protect our environment to make sure that the environment and green space we do have isn’t neglected but rather activated for people and animals alike,” Cr Heremaia said.

Glider Nest Boxes