Fauna projects

fauna projects

Over 690 fauna species live in Ku-ring-gai and ensuring the health of these populations is a key part of our work. We undertake extensive monitoring to inform and prioritise management of native wildlife and improve our understanding of the diversity and distribution of species.

Native Bee Program

Each year about 10 volunteers join staff to split Native Bee Hives which are being fostered by residents. The work is seasonal and occurs from late September to early November each year.

Quick facts

  • Requires commitment to learn about native bees and splitting protocols which is a fascinating experience for both young and the young at heart.
  • You will need availability eg. at least one day a week for 4-5 weeks.
  • Reliability is essential – not turning up for a shift means the day is cancelled.
  • Physical fitness - approximate weight of a hive is 10kgs

Visit the native bee program page to find out more about the wider program.

Eastern Pygmy Possum Monitoring

This program is still in development but please register your interest below. 

Get involved

Register your interest online and we will be in touch with more information.

Register online

For any questions, email the Environmental Volunteering Programs Officer or 9424 0811.