Restoring the Underrepresented Ecological Communities of the South East

23 Jun 2017 Southern Brown Bandicoots are now on the radar

Well it was this time last year (in 2016) that we reported on how the third 'once in a decade' digging abundance survey for the Southern Brown Bandicoot was back underway. Through the Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project, NGT ended up completing the survey in 2016...

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27 Nov 2016 Roofing tiles are working a treat for finding rare reptiles

The annual monitoring event for the South Australian population of Eared Worm-lizards was recently undertaken at Furner forest, north of Millicent in the lower South East. The Eared Worm Lizard or Aprasia aurita, only discovered in South Australia in 1997, is a species of legless...

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30 Aug 2016 Monitoring variegated pygmy perch populations in the South East

This year, I’ve spent some time kayaking the crystal clear waters of Eight Mile Creek and other unique karst spring systems in search of the Ewens (or variegated) pygmy perch. This species has an incredibly small range, occurring only in Eight Mile Creek (including Ewens...

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22 Aug 2016 Planting season is now complete for threatened flora projects

The planting season has finally come to end, with all of our threatened flora planted out at their respective sites this month. The above average rainfall this winter has allowed for later planting than normal but has also delayed planting in wet sites. The Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities...

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06 Aug 2016 Students brave the elements to increase Red-tailed Black Cockatoo habitat

[caption id="attachment_15580" align="alignleft" width="300"] Students discussing their find[/caption] On the first day back of Term 3, 25 July, students from Glenburnie Primary School joined NGT staff at a bush block in the Wattle Range region to plant Stringybark seedlings for the endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. The...

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06 Aug 2016 Threatened flora happenings – winter news from the South East

In recent threatened flora news we have two sub-projects of RUEC to talk about: Avenue Cassinia (Cassinia tegulata) and threatened orchids. Avenue Cassinia is a critically endangered shrub endemic to the area between Kingston SE, South Australia, and Edenhope, Victoria. There are only about 1200 known...

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23 Jul 2016 Upcoming threatened flora translocations just around the corner…

We’re still in the midst of planting season, and in the next couple of weeks NGT will be undertaking a translocation of the nationally threatened Avenue Cassinia (Cassinia tegulata) as part of the RUEC project (to follow on from threatened orchid and Trailing Hop-bush translocations we...

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12 Jul 2016 Little Dip Spider Orchid Planting Day

Last month, on June the 28th, the last of our native orchids were planted out on to private property near Robe, with 41 Little Dip Spider-orchids (Caladenia richardsiorum) planted in-between rain showers for the Restoring the Under-represented Ecological Communities project. Last year NGT planted nearly 900 purpose...

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