Bird publicity and a TV celeb

To: Karen Pearson <>
Subject: Bird publicity and a TV celeb
From: "R.A. & A. Green" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:28:34 +1030
Karen Pearson wrote:

> I thought that the recommended management now suggested in removing possums
> from your roof was to block their entry points in the roof and provide them
> with an alternative nest box nearby outside.
> The below  NPWS site has a good outline of the method and has a very
> sensible reason for doing this method mentioned at the bottom of the site;
> "By providing a possum-house, you are encouraging the possum to stay and
> claim your yard as its territory. The possum will then discourage other
> possums from moving into your roof and yard. By making friends with a
> possum, you can help to conserve the species and learn about their way of
> life at the same time."

I agree with all of the above, whenever possible.
John Dengate is an irregular guest on Burkes Backyard and is, I think, a NPWS

>  Regarding
> personalities ----   I've always liked John Dengate and I know he has
> written a book "Attracting Birds to Your Garden".  Is he part of NPSW??  I
> remember hearing my parents say they loved his regular wildlife radio show,
> probably on the ABC.

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