Stu­dents make nests for wildlife

Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

THE Bush Rangers at Rock­ing­ham Se­nior High School Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre made nest­ing boxes as part of Si­mon Cher­ri­man’s The Re-Cyc-Ol­ogy Project in­cur­sion.

Stu­dents learned about the im­por­tance of wildlife con­ser­va­tion and waste man­age­ment.

Mr Cher­ri­man told stu­dents about the loss of tree hol­lows due to land clear­ing and its im­pact on wildlife.

He then en­gaged the Rangers in a prac­ti­cal sus­tain­able solution to help an­i­mals and birds by build­ing nest­ing boxes made out of re­cy­clable ma­te­rial.

The larger boxes were for black cock­a­toos and even ducks, the medium-sized boxes were for the galahs, par­rots and owls, and the small boxes for the pardalote (song bird).

Stu­dents then chose suit­able trees in and around the school grounds to in­stall the nest­ing boxes to pro­vide a habi­tat for birds.

Cameron Shell­back (14), Kate Mut­ton (14), Zac Thoro­good (15) and Rachel Pear­son (15) with the large Black Cock­a­too nest­ing box.

Is­abella Fraw­ley and Joshua Ben­der.

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