Alstonville High School industrial arts students presents WIRES NR with 3 nesting boxes.

 

After setting up an information stall at Alstonville High School Wellbeing day earlier this year, WIRES volunteer Julie was invited to the school last Wednesday, where she was presented with 3 nesting boxes made by the industrial arts students.

 
 
 
A huge thank you to Sarwood timbers at Wollongbar for donating the timber to the school, and to Bunnings in Ballina for donating the screws and other items for construction.
These boxes will be used for Kookaburras and Rosellas. The class has also made possum boxes and other bird boxes that have been placed in the school grounds.
Kookaburras tend to excavate termite mounds to form a nesting hollow. Last season it was extremely wet during Kookaburra nesting season and several hollows collapsed. In just one week, WIRES Northern Rivers volunteers put up 4 substitute nesting boxes to reunite chicks.
A huge thank you to the industrial arts students and their teacher Andrew Fox for this wonderful gift, the nesting boxes will be put to good use reuniting chicks this spring.