Through the Numbat Neighbourhood Project we have been working in collaboration with Tangents TV to create a video to help Landholders determine if they have numbats living in their on-farm habitat. To view the video please follow this link to the our Youtube channel here.
As the numbat population increases, numbats will start to move out of Dryandra Woodland and into on-farm habitat. We had a report from a Wandering local who saw a numbat by their front gate! The ‘How to Find Numbats in Your Neighbourhood’ video will help landholders to identify numbat traces including digs and scats and apply this knowledge to determine if they have numbats in their own on-farm vegetation. The video also helps landholders to identify echidna and woylie diggings and scats.
Tamara Wilkes-Jones, who features in the video, has years of experience identifying fauna traces after being involved in the annual Numbat Dig survey in Dryandra Woodland and the Boyagin Nature Reserve. Tamara has helped PHCC deliver a Numbat Dig ID Workshop for the past two years, which has been well supported by local landholders and it is great that this information has been captured and can be accessed by all of the landholders surrounding Dryandra.
We’ve also created a shorter video to raise awareness of numbats, their threats and how PHCC is working with project partners and the community to ensure that the trajectory of the numbat population in Dryandra Woodland improves. This can be found here
This project is supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.