Swamp Gum Woodlands

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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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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28 Jun 2016 Regional Action Plan workshops – great team work across the South East!

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...

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06 Dec 2015 The Dusky Scurf-Pea – brightening up our Swamp Gum woodlands

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...

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06 Dec 2015 Photo of the week: Southern Water Skink

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...

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29 Oct 2015 Species of the Month – the Tea-tree Fire-tail Cicada

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...

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19 Sep 2015 Visit by top photographer puts the focus on SE SA’s woodland birds

[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,...

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07 Aug 2015 Swamp Gum woodland restoration (Year one complete)

Swamp Gum woodland sites received a further boost recently with planting of understorey species in three lower South East sites. [caption id="attachment_12427" align="alignleft" width="300"] Swamp Gum grassy woodland in Honan Native Forest Reserve[/caption] Rare species were planted out to create new colonies in Honan and Warreanga Native...

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