Men’s Shed Saving Wildlife

Norm Graham, Warren Lindsay, Ian Taylor, Graham March, Rod Morcom and David Timmins making possum boxes.
Norm Graham, Warren Lindsay, Ian Taylor, Graham March, Rod Morcom and David Timmins making possum boxes.

Local possums will be sleeping better soon with 16 new possum boxes put together by the Canungra Men’s Shed recently.

Bren Dalby was very happy to receive the finished possum boxes.

The boxes will assist local wildlife carers to keep possums healthier.  Previous designs have been altered to include hinged lids.

“The hinged lids make a huge difference,” said wildlife carer Bren Dalby.

“It means if the possum is sick we can open the lid to get it out and treat it, rather than having to take the box apart.”

The men also added a lock to ensure goannas and other predators are not able to open the lid.

The boxes were made possible through a $500 donation by Canungra Chamber of Commerce for materials.

Canungra Men’s Shed President, Ian Taylor said there is a core group of five to ten men meeting on a Thursday morning at the Shed now.

“It has made a huge difference to the men who come here, and we are doing work that is benefitting the community as well.”

“It is working exactly the way it should be.”

Ian took over the position of President from the inaugural President, Norm Graham. 

“Norm has done a huge amount of work to get the Canungra Men’s Shed off the ground and we all really appreciate his efforts and his continued involvement,” said Ian.

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