Species of the month

The orchid flowering season is well upon us and the following photograph is of the Metallic Sun-orchid or Thelymitra epipactoides which is a nationally threatened orchid species. This photograph was taken at the translocation site in Desert Camp recently by one of our valued volunteers...

Come out to help survey for the migratory Latham’s Snipe on September 17th in sites previously known for Snipe in the South East. Notification of this survey has been prompted through The Latham’s Snipe Project (Dr Birgita Hansen) where it was started by a group of...

First up in our review of threatened species that will benefit from the restoration project at Mt Burr Swamp, is the Australasian Bittern. For anyone who hasn't heard of "Robbie the Bittern" - Robbie is the legendary wetland bird who last year put both the previously mysterious Australasian...

Without much fuss or fanfare, several weeks ago six species were added to the 'Vulnerable' category under our national environment legislation - the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. One of those species, the mainland sub-species of Swamp Antechinus (Antechinus minimus maritimus), occurs across a large stretch of NGT's focal...

Dryland Tea-tree (or Moonah) is in full bloom at the moment throughout the region. [caption id="attachment_14338" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Patch of 'Moonah' near Dingley Dell[/caption] The botanical name for Moonah is Melaleuca lanceolata. Melaleucas are trees and shrubs in the Myrtacaea family commonly known as paper-barks, honey-myrtle or...

Hackett Hill and Honan Native Forest Reserves are a carpet of colour at the moment in the Swamp Gum grassy and herb rich woodland areas.  Native daisies of various species, Vanilla and Fringe lilies, Scurf Pea and native mints are blooming nicely at the moment. The Dusky...