Mission Matriarch’s innovative nesting box design has enabled active sustainability and habitat rehabilitation far beyond was previously possible. With the community, socially responsible businesses, the government, and you we are excited for the positive journey ahead.
The Sugar Glider is one of Australia’s most iconic tree-dwelling marsupials. These adorable creatures are heavily reliant on good numbers of nesting hollows where they huddle together in family groups throughout the day, emerging at night to feed on nectar, sap, insects and other small critters.
These palm-sized creatures are capable of gliding 45 meters in a single leap, catching insects mid-flight. Being widespread across Australia’s North and East coast provides us with ample opportunity to support healthy populations with backyard nesting box programs!
The Greater Glider is Australia’s largest gliding mammal weighing in at approximately 1.3kg as a mature adult and exist in both dark and light colour variations. These fluff-balls can glide up to 100 meters from tree to tree and spend most of their time in high elevation old growth eucalyptus forests where they can find their preferred meal, baby eucalyptus leaves.
These gliders are found along the east coast of Australia but are being disproportionately affected by bushfires and the logging of the incredible old growth forests that they call home. It’s our responsibility and goal to make spread the active distribution of these fantastic animals for future generations to enjoy.
The Feathertail Glider is the world’s smallest gliding mammal, weighing in at a mere 13 grams! When cold weather conditions or shortages of food occur these crafty creatures enter a state known as topor where their breathing slows, temperature drops and they become unresponsive in an effort to save precious energy.
Mission Matriarch’s nesting boxes are specifically designed to use high quality and suitably thick ply to ensure the thermal integrity so these cute critters stay as warm as possible when they’re exposed to some of South East Australia’s wild weather.
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