The Cockatoo KIDS Club is a flock of kids who learn about Black-Cockatoos, tell other people about conservation issues and care for the environment. It is run by the Canning River Eco Education Centre, and this is were we met a bunch of enthusiastic kids to talk about nest boxes. Not having much time, we took two completed nest boxes with us, one for possums and one for parrots. We talked with the group about the importance of hollows and why there are not many left around the city of Canning, as well as how we care for the environment by converting recycled waste into animals homes.
Before hanging the boxes we went for a bush walk along the river where saw waterbirds, lots of little 'bush birds' and some nest boxes previously put up in the trees for small micro bats. Along the way we picked up all the rubbish we could find, doing our bit to clean up the environment as we went. Well done kids!
Finally everyone signed the box so that we knew who was involved in the afternoon's activity and we all watched as Simon put his ropes up a large Flooded Gum (Eucalyptus rudis) right next to the river and hung the last box.
If any of the kids from the Cockatoo KIDS Club or visitors to the Canning River Eco Education Centre want to tell us what has been using the nest boxes we would love to hear from you! Please comment below.
Thanks to Hayley Bullimore from Canning River Eco Education Centre for organising such a fun afternoon.