Network sponsors local photographic competition
Come spring, the annual St Arnaud Agricultural Show is a highlight on the local event calendar. The 2017 Show, held on October 7 & 8, was no exception, providing residents of St Arnaud and the surrounding district with a chance to showcase the region’s agriculture and produce. North-central Victoria isn’t short on talent either if entries into the Show’s photographic competition are anything to go by!
This year, the Kara Kara CMN was privileged to sponsor two sections of the competition. The categories were:
Prizes were awarded to Juniors and Seniors in both categories, with the only condition being that photos had to be taken within 60km of St Arnaud.
The quality of entries was high, so it’s probably a good thing that the task of choosing winners was left to someone far more qualified than the Kara Kara CMN Committee! Congratulations to all prize-winners and indeed, all of the keen photographers who submitted entries.
Nest box installations recommence
The arrival of autumn and easing of fire restrictions has seen our volunteers venture out into the native woodlands around St Arnaud to recommence installing ‘artificial tree hollows’ as part of the Network’s Nest-box Project.
About two-thirds of the 20 nest boxes constructed by woodworking students at St Arnaud Secondary College in 2016 have now been installed on private properties at Redbank, Carapooee and Carapooee West. The remainder will be installed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, students from the St Arnaud and Donald Secondary Colleges are hard at work constructing the next instalment of 40 nest boxes.
As well as improving habitat for the threatened Brush-tailed Phascogale, the boxes will also provide shelter, protection and breeding hollows for other native mammals such as the Sugar Glider and Yellow-footed Antechinus.
Like to be involved? If you live in the St Arnaud region and are interested in having nest boxes installed on your property, simply send us an email or contact one of our Facilitators.
Pictured: Network Committee member and volunteer, Brenda Proctor, installs a nest box on private property near Redbank, Victoria.
Page last reviewed: 16/10/2017