Restoring the Underrepresented Ecological Communities of the South East

[caption id="attachment_29350" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Silver Xenica set free in its new home at Honan NFR[/caption] The Silver Xenica butterfly translocation project has completed year one in the recovery of the species in South Australia. 40 females and 20 males have been carefully captured and transported from...

Karst rising-springs (KRS) in the South East of South Australia represent important, but highly threatened ecosystems for a diversity of flora and fauna species. In fact, almost a third of the freshwater fish species of South Australia occur in these ecosystems. Building on a number...

[caption id="attachment_18258" align="alignright" width="200"] Silver Xenica (Source: J Tuck)[/caption] The Silver Xenica Oreixenica lathoniella herceus is a small native butterfly, occurring in cool climate regions across South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. The species prefers open grassy woodland habitats and requires specific grass host plants during their...

Our region is home to a very special critically endangered animal, one which you may not be familiar with – the Southern Bent-wing Bat. This small insect-eating bat roosts in caves all around the South East and western Victoria. [caption id="attachment_28375" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Southern Bent-wing Bat...

Sheryl and I recently headed out to check on the Little Dip Spider Orchids (Caladenia richardsiorum) that were planted out at various sites in the region in winter 2015. To refresh your memory, these threatened orchids along with three other species were purpose-grown for reintroduction...

The Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus obesulus) is a medium-sized, ground dwelling marsupial mammal, which was once common in south-eastern Australia. As a result of the cumulative impacts of habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, altered fire regimes, and introduced predators, the species is listed as Endangered nationally. However,...

It's taken a little while to pull everything together, but the huge job of collecting digging abundance data in the field for the Southern Brown Bandicoot (completed by 2016 NGT graduate intern Andrea Fullagar) - has led to a major review of the species in the South...