Over the past few months, the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network’s Focus on Fauna team has been installing remote motion-sensing cameras to record wildlife at each of the Biodiversity Project sites . This was an attempt to establish some baseline data for future comparison so as to gauge the effects of the project’s revegetation and habitat protection works.
Similar procedures to the Focus on Fauna project were followed, although camera deployments were for longer periods – usually about four weeks. A scent lure of peanut butter, golden syrup and rolled oats was set up near the camera (contained in the black plastic filter that can be seen in many of the images).
A wide range of animals was captured on camera and a sample of those at each of the project sites is shown below – click on any of the photos for a closer look. Unsurprisingly the well-vegetated and relatively remote “Hidden Valley”, comprising the Hubbard and Watson sites, produced the greatest variety of wildlife. As with the Focus on Fauna project, one of the disturbing results was the number of foxes, which were recorded on camera at four out of the six sites.
Site 1 – Joblins:
Site 2 – Kings:
Site 4 – Granters:
Site 5 – Fosters:
Site 6 – Watsons: