Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species

To: Nick Payne <>
Subject: Using wheelie bins as nesting boxes for large species
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 22:41:21 +0000
I have been in touch with the coordinator of Hinterland Bush Links and she has advised
" Re the wheelie bin boxes - the landholder will be monitoring and writing a report on the success of the project. It will cover the more conventional boxes, the wheelie bins and the carved hollows. It's early days - if there are results with the latter two approaches, it may take some time. We will share information about the results on our website, Facebook site and through our bulletin to members. The ABC is also keen to do a follow-up story.

So watch/follow the linked sites for news. The Coordinator has also advised that: 
"A link to the Facebook site will provide our more immediate news but news items do make their way onto the website." 


On 4 June 2018 at 09:24, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
An interesting article.  It would be useful to get some feedback on how it works.  If the species using the wheelie bins take them up there are all sizes of plastic bins that could tried for species requiring smaller hollows.

On 4 June 2018 at 09:14, Nick Payne <> wrote:

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