Nesting Hollows


This hollow is regularly used by Kookaburra's during their breeding season. Australian Wood Ducks have also used the hollow at different times.


There are places in our gardens, such as hollows in trees, which some people may think are useless and maybe even ugly.


Not so! Tree hollows are crucial for our wildlife. They may look messy but the beauty is the animal that may be hidden inside.


Tree hollows are used by certain birds such as the Laughing Kookaburra for nesting purposes and by marsupials such as the Feathertail Glider and the Brushtail Possum for dreys (a nest where they sleep during the day).

So, if you are lucky enough to have tree hollows in your garden, don't chop them down! The wildlife in your area will benefit greatly and you may also have a valuable opportunity to see these animals as they go about their daily lives.

So, watch for birds coming and going as they feed their young.

Or at night, just before dark, watch them closely and you may see a possum peering out or leaving the drey for its night time foraging.

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