POINT Nepean Men’s Shed members are using their woodworking skills to make 100 shelter and nesting boxes for wildlife impacted by bushfires in Gippsland.
In the picture, above, men’s shed president John Stevenson and members Laurie Oliver and Leigh Norrie add final details to the boxes which were the last of a batch going to Kalimna West, inland from Lakes Entrance.
The bushfire recovery program aims to help the animals in their long-term recovery. Birdlife Australia provided a design template, Studio57F1 provided the boxes in kit form, Bunnings Rosebud provided the paint and the Men’s Shed provided the hardware as well as assembling and painting the boxes.
“We have partnered with BirdLife Australia, Studio57f1 and Bunnings in creating nesting boxes,” the shed’s Terry Phippen said.
“A local indigenous community group will take the boxes and place them where the need is greatest.
“The aim is to provide nesting opportunities for native fauna where their natural habitat has been destroyed. Our effort was a small part of a major recovery program which brought several groups together.”