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Serayah Parker, former Shire of Mundaring Cr Patrick Bertola, Lucas Bochtler, Clare Siebermaier, Harvey O’Brien Mundaring Christian College principal Mr Rod McNeil, Kynan Warden.

Boxes hatch successful results

A CONSERVATION project in the Shire of Mundaring is yielding successful results after the discovery of Australian Wood Duck eggs in purpose made nesting boxes.

Six boxes made by Mundaring Men’s Shed and constructed by Mundaring Christian College students also contained evidence of possum habitation.

One box was installed at the College, another at Mundaring Primary School and the remaining at the Mundaring Arena site in August last year.

Local ornithologist Simon Cherriman said the project aimed to encourage native species back to the area.

“It’s great to see some fauna species have found and used the boxes in these early stages of the project,” said Mr Cherriman.

“Continued monitoring over the next few years will provide really useful information on their long-term success.”

The boxes will be monitored annually by Mundaring Shire environmental officers, local groups and volunteers.

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