Author: Lu-Wei Spinks

Last month I was privileged to be invited as a speaker at the 2019 South Australian Landcare Conference in Bordertown. This year the theme was “Landcare Unearthed – Celebrating Diversity, Managing Landscapes”, and the three-day event brought together people from all around South Australia and the...

[caption id="attachment_35263" align="alignright" width="300"] The completed bird observation tower at Walker Swamp, Vic[/caption] National Bird Week, from the 21st to 27th of October, celebrates our appreciation and love of Australia's native birds. It is also a time to be inspired to get involved in bird conservation...

National Threatened Species Day is celebrated annually on the 7th September to commemorate the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) in Hobart in 1936. Although the origin of National Threatened Species Day is sad and gloomy, it is a good time to reflect on...

Introducing Kurrawonga’s two-tailed resident! As a self-defence strategy to distract predators, most lizards can drop their tails when hit or stressed. The dropped tail will continue wriggling to catch the predator's attention and allow for the lizard's speedy escape. This self-amputation mechanism is also known...

The Eared Worm-Lizard (Aprasia aurita) is an endangered legless lizard species endemic to south-eastern Australia. The species was only relatively recently identified in the South East, with annual surveys conducted since 2012. The surveys occur along the Reedy Creek Range between the months of September...