Infill plantings

By planting nectar-rich species of wattle and eucalypt we replace vital glider food and nesting trees that have been lost in the landscape. 

Providing glider food and habitat

With the exception of Greater Gliders, which feed predominantly on leaves, most species of glider have a diverse diet. Typical food sources include insects, sap, honeydew (a sugary coating on leaves secreted by small insects), manna (sugary coatings left on leaves by leaf transpiration), and the blossoms, pollen and nectar of flowering plants and trees. Their diet varies from season to season as the availability of different food sources change.

As patches of habitat have become smaller, the number of trees has also reduced leaving less food for gliders and more competition for homes. We assist by planting nectar-rich species of wattles and eucalypts in and adjacent to remaining forest and woodland. This is particularly important in areas where shrubs have been lost because of fire or overgrazing, in areas which have less varieties of  flowering plants and trees to select from, or where the number of flowering species has been reduced by past clearing.

You can get involved by applying for funding to revegetate land through our Landholder Grants Program, planting native trees on your property or collecting and germinating seeds from preferred local feed species. Your Local Land Services office can suggest suitable species for your district, as well as seed collection activities in your area.

Revegetation on private land as part of K2W project

Apply for a grant

Each year we provide funding for local landholders to protect and restore natural connections in the Abercrombie Catchment through our Landholder Grants Program.

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Plant a tree

Help to create habitat for a glider by planting a tree on your property. Contact your Local Land Services office to find out which species are suitable for your area and which nurseries sell them.

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Email: mary@glideways.org.au
Phone: 0459 352 892

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Everyone has something to contribute, from participating
in one of our citizen science projects, to protecting habitat on your farm.

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