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Seeking landholder for mammal surveys: MSGV

Posted on 28 August, 2023 by Jess

We love phascogales and sugar gliders at Connecting Country! The Mammal Survey Group of Victoria has recently contacted us, as they are seeking sites on private land for wildlife surveys, including phascogales and sugar gliders!

Please see the information below provided by the Mammal Survey Group of Victoria and contact Kathy directly if you are interested in being involved.

Sugar Gliders in a Connecting Country nest box. Photo by Beth Mellick

The Mammal Survey Group of Victoria (MSGV) is a small citizen science group that performs surveys on private property to determine the presence of mammal species. Survey methods include the use of motion sensing infra-red cameras, spotlighting and general observation. MSGV can also install and monitor nest boxes for small arboreal mammals.

Surveys are usually performed over 2-3 nights (usually a long weekend) and the group camps on the property. Survey data is added to the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, and results are compiled in a report which is shared with the property owners and relevant organisations such as Connecting Country.

If you are curious about the mammals in your area and own a property with a significant amount of native vegetation or have undertaken revegetation activities, we would love to hear from you. Property owners and families are welcome to participate.

Feel free to email Kathy Zonnevylle and we can organise time for a chat.

For more information about the Mammal Survey Group of Victoria, please click here


2 responses to “Seeking landholder for mammal surveys: MSGV”

  1. Bev Geldard says:

    I would be interested in talking with you about our property hosting habitat boxes

    • Lori says:

      Thanks for your comment Bev. Its great that you are interested in having some habitat boxes installed on your property. You are best to contact the mammal group directly about their nest box installation programs. Email:

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