One for the birds

Castlemaine Mens’ Shed members have turned their talents to a special project helping the state’s hard-hit wildlife recover from this season’s devastating Gippsland bushfires.
Working as part of the wider Nest Box Connections project several local shed members have got busy making about 160 specialised nesting boxes – most of which have already been delivered to fire-ravaged East Gippsland locations.
“People have been stopping me in the street and saying it’s wonderful what you’re doing,” Castlemaine Shed president Brian McCormick says.
“And the best thing about it is the community involvement.”
Shed member Phil Pengelly is one of the local shed members who has been busy turning his hand to making the nesting boxes designed especially for different sorts of native birds and animals that require trees and hollow logs to successfully breed.
With so many trees and hollow logs destroyed in the unprecedented fires that impacted East Gippsland, the ability of surviving birds and animals to breed this season is under serious threat. More in today’s Mail, Friday March 13, 2020.

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