Swamp Gum Woodlands

[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...

[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...

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...

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...

Natural Resources South East and Nature Glenelg Trust joined forces over the last 7 months to roll out a number of community workshops as part of the Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project (RUEC). The aim of the workshops was to seek input and engage with the community, landholders...

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...

The southern water skink (Eulamprus tympanum) is a medium-sized skink species found in New South Wales, Victoria (incl. Bass Strait islands) and South Australia. Typically, they have three colour bands along their body of olive-brown on top with dark flecks, a black band along its flanks...

Tea-tree Fire-tail Cicada The Tea-tree Fire-tail cicada has recently emerged in the lower south east of South Australia. It is a very high pitched and soft calling species that prefers Swamp Gum woodlands in the moist parts of the region especially around Glencoe and Port MacDonnell. [caption...

[caption id="attachment_11560" align="alignright" width="180"] The new Woodland Birds of SE SA brochure[/caption] At the end of August we were treated to a whole bird-photography related weekend. BirdLife photographer and ecologist Dean Ingwersen made the trip across from Melbourne for a talk at Mt Gambier City Hall,...