Nest Boxes (Habitat Creation)
Fauna has three basic requirements for survival; food, water and shelter. Natural hollows play a crucial role in the survival of many animal species as they can contribute to all three basic requirements. However, the most important function of hollows is providing shelter.
Understanding the importance of hollows as shelter, how their availability has changed in the last 175 years, impacts on native wildlife and what may be done to enhance hollow dependant fauna will all be considered in this resource.
A better understanding of their local environment and how it has been altered, will allow your students to make informed decisions about how they choose to live their lives. This, in turn, will influence the school’s approach to management of hollows and facilitate greater community understanding of this essential environmental resource.
Birds in Backyards has developed a series of nest box plans for a range of Australian birds. They contain information on the bird, where it lives, what materials you need, and how to build, install and maintain your nest box.