Remote camera images reveal Squirrel Glider behaviour

On-going monitoring of Squirrel Glider nest boxes installed as part of the John Holland Squirrel Glider Conservation Project have revealed some interesting nest building behaviour. Squirrel Gliders were first detected at the project site in November 2014. They began occupying nest boxes by January 2016, just over a year after installation. Monitoring has shown that so far at least three individuals are using the nest boxes but remote cameras installed have provided a snapshot of what they get up when the sun goes down.

Photos taken each night reveal gliders busily building nests by carrying small branches of eucalypt leaves in their tails, gliding in from nearby trees and coming and going up and down the tree trunk. Up to 40 images are taken each night as they move to and from the nest box. Busy little critters!


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