Feral animals pose a threat to wildlife, landscapes and farm animals. This event will help you learn to monitor feral animals so you can design a successful management program for foxes, feral dogs and cats. Join Alice McGlashan for a free webinar in the morning followed by an optional paid paddock demonstration in the afternoon.
In the webinar Alice will discuss successful methods for monitoring feral predators including identifying travelling routes, their predatory behaviour and activity periods. The use of cameras for monitoring will be demonstrated including example footage collected by Alice.
The topics covered in the webinar will include:
- the benefits of monitoring feral animals
- where to monitor and characteristics of feral animal behaviour
- how to use wildlife cameras
- height to set the camera for different feral animals
- types of wildlife cameras and where to install them
- details of the Small Farms Network Capital Region camera loan program and how to get involved
- different feral predator control options, with consideration given to property size and location.
The webinar is free to attend.
In the afternoon Alice will lead two paddock demonstrations at 1.30-3.00pm and 3.30-5.00pm in the Wamboin area (just outside Canberra). The paddock demonstration costs $11 per person and places are limited (maximum 10 people in group).
During the paddock demonstrations Alice will show you:
- how to use and set up a wildlife camera for feral animal monitoring
- how to target your monitoring to find out where feral animals are moving on your property
- clues to look for present and past use
- checking the camera data card and installing the wildlife camera.
You will be able to practice installing and using a wildlife camera.
About our presenter
Alice McGlashan is a natural resource management practitioner and environmental educator, who lives on a rural bush property in Wamboin. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Alice spends her free time improving the native habitat on her property for wildlife and actively controls feral predators to protect her poultry and local native animals.
Dogs are not allowed at Small Farms Network Capital Region events (even in your car). Only registered participants are able to attend the paddock demonstration. This event is not suitable for children.
We have developed a Covid-19 safety plan and will be following National Covid-19 safety guidelines. A refund will be offered if you are sick and cannot attend. You can read the SFNCR Covid-19 policy here.
This event is made possible with funding from South East Local Land Services. The Veolia Mulwaree Trust donated funds to help us purchase wildlife cameras for demonstration and loan.