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by March 26, 2020
A brilliant story of passion, resilience and commitment. Thanks for your great work!!
by March 25, 2020
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by February 24, 2020
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by December 16, 2019
Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
by July 25, 2019
A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
by January 8, 2020
Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
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by February 25, 2020
MCCL Partners with HBOC to undertake ongoing seasonal surveys of bird species. Martindale in NSW, and particularly Medhurst Bridge in Martindale, is a renowned hotspot for bird watchers. Well-known as a particular habitat for the Painted Honeyeater in NSW each summer, local residents keenly watch for the first birdos to arrive in mid-late September each year. This annual migration flows sporadic sightings throughout the annual cycle of bird migration. Often seen on the verge of the narrow one...
by February 3, 2020
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Article by Whian Whian Landcare In 2017-2018 Whian Whian Landcare embarked on an experimental project to improve the quality of water runoff from a local macadamia farm. The project was seeded in a conversation between a Landcare coordinator, Hannah Rice-Hayes and local macadamia farmers Bruno Bertolo and Steve Genrich (from WW Landcare), about a consistently wet, hard to manage setaria patch in the middle of their orchard. Conventional logic is to drain agricultural areas for easier manag...
by July 10, 2019
Hello, and welcome to Rescue! I'm the project producer, moderator and go-to person for any questions you might have... I'll be selecting stories to highlight, writing blogs to highlight your work, and later, curating a selection of stories to become part of a podcast series that you can listen to. I'll also be making an audio documentary about a site of landcaring, selected from the stories you tell, so if you think what you do is pretty special, do get your fellow carers to contribute so I c...
by July 10, 2019
In early 2003 I bought my first home. The day of the move was a scorcher, climbing to 40 degrees. By 2 am I sat alone on the back step gazing up at the brilliant night sky, so different from the sky of the city I had just left. Hot and thoughtful, I wondered about the people who had been here before me and the ones that came before them. This plot once part of the Swan Coastal Plain Wetlands was now surrounded by colour bond, dominated by a modest red brick house. Over the back fence, the river ...
by July 10, 2019
It was the beginning of wildlife rescue work - little information to go on, and not much known about our native fauna. We were living in the Grampians at Halls Gap when a deluge of orphaned and injured wildlife arrived. My husband at that time, a very talented wildlife artist, was more than happy to have all these fascinating subjects delivered by all and sundry. I had the challenge of caring for them. In those days there were no milk formulas. The vets and zoos were equally at sea. We learne...
by July 10, 2019
One late night I swerve to miss a Kookaburra in the middle of the old highway, just sitting there. I chuck a u-ey, park, grab a towel from the boot. The bird shuffles and squawks, its fearsome bill opening wide, a wing hangs. I lay the towel over the kingfisher and carry it, quiet as a mouse, bones angel light, to the back seat. Too late to ring WIRES, I leave it in the garden with glucose in water, hidden behind the gingers. The noisiest bird in waking the forest with a cacophony of laughter, a...
by July 10, 2019
Moving out of the city eight years ago I was thrilled to be able to move to a place beside near a nature reserve. I grew up near the Royal National Park, so it was almost like coming home. Having left full time employment to work as a consultant, I had time to appreciate where I was and pursue my art and writing in a more substantial way. I was stunned at the loveliness of the nearby forest and wanted to help protect it for future generations. Nature Reserves are such a tiny proportion of Austra...
by July 10, 2019
The Conservation Status of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo is, according to the locals, " f**k'n millions of the bastards out there". They're probably right. On the 5km stretch of road from our block down to the village every evening, hundreds emerge from the golf course, the town common, the rubbish tip and the Nature Reserve - wooded public land on the South side. They cross the road to sup on crops and farm dams on the North side. Hundreds.   No surprise then, that I'm regularly stopping and ...
by July 10, 2019
When you live on acreage you get to know the intimate lives of those you share the land with. Being a bird person, I pay particular attention to the daily activities of birds. We are privileged to have both Regent and Satin Bowerbirds around the house and they are bold and engaging creatures. You can imagine how pleased I was in December 2014 to observe a female Regent Bowerbird making a nest in the top of a tree not 10 metres away from the house. I saw the nest completed and observed her sittin...
by July 10, 2019
Rescue: For as long as I can remember, I've been a 'rescuer'. As a child I would rescue ladybirds in puddles, worms from the footpath, hornets in pools, birds who had fallen out of their nests and even flies caught in spider webs (which didn't make me popular with the spiders). For sixteen years I lived in Manhattan, where non-human life was hard to come by most of the time, except for the city rats who'd be mistaken for large cats in the night light, or the ever present cockroach, an inev...