CROSS-BORDER ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS CALENDAR – SPRING 2014

Welcome to the cross-border environmental events calendar for South East SA and South West Victoria!

On this page you’ll find links to our quarterly environmental events calendar to help you find out about what’s happening in your region.  There are so many great groups and organisations hosting a range of activities throughout the South East of SA and Victoria’s South West, and we wanted to help spread the word about the opportunities on offer. Working bees, talks, outings, monitoring, training, field days, art exhibitions….you name it, it’s happening in our region.

Autumn 2015

The new Autumn cross-border community environmental calendar is now available!  Check out the images below for what going to be happening in your region as the weather heats up – whether you’re interested in open days, workshops, birding outings, working bees or dog’s breakfasts at the beach(!), there’s bound to be something for you!

Take a look at the latest calendar here 2015_Autumn-Environmental-Events (0.3Mb)

bell-frog-2-Copy-150x150 (1)Does your group/organisation have an upcoming event over the SUMMER months (Dec, Jan, Feb)? Contact the NGT team by FRI 31 OCTOBER 2014 for your event to be included in the next calendar.


The 2014 Biodiversity ‘Up Close’ events

NGT along with a host of partners brings you the Biodiversity ‘Up Close’ events – a series of walks, talks and opportunities for you and the family to meet the experts and learn about the amazing things nature offers across the South East of South Australia and Victoria’s South West. Visit the Up Close page here for more details!

 

  • Grampians wetlands – where are we at with water levels? August 26, 2020
    In a short few years NGT has managed to secure and make big steps towards restoring two amazing wetlands of the Grampians region – Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve and Green Swamp Restoration Reserve.This time last year we were witnessing the first arrival of inflows to Walker Swamp since its full restoration. As we now know, ...
  • The Egret of Lanark – a poem in remembrance of John Fenton August 26, 2020
    After our story in the May Newsletter celebrating the life of John Fenton, I received some really touching correspondence from a few people sharing their wonderful memories of him, and also saying how grateful they were to read the personal perspectives of Neville Bonney, Jim Sinatra, Rod Bird and Rochelle Ruddock. In one final, and I ...
  • Softfoot gives helping hand to save little fish August 26, 2020
    With the assistance of private landholders, an endangered small bodied native fish species has been given a chance to rebuild populations numbers in the wild. Dams and wetlands on private property have been used to house and breed numbers of these fish to be released back into habitat areas with remnant populations. Softfoot is a privately ...
  • Mt Gambier Rail Trail year one revegetation complete August 26, 2020
    A huge thankyou to the Mt Gambier community and students from Tenison Woods College for your efforts in helping Nature Glenelg Trust complete year one of a five year project aiming to revegetate areas between Bertha Street and White Avenue, along Mt Gambier’s fabulous Rail Trail. Over 30 community members and 160 year 6 & ...
  • Better late than never – winter rain hits south-west Victoria August 26, 2020
    Most of us in the south-west of Victoria will have noticed that is has been unusually dry this winter. A positive Southern Annular Mode has been directing the moisture laden westerlies down toward the south pole, and many rain stations have recorded monthly totals well below average. But in a late reprieve, we received some ...
  • Utilising environmental-DNA sampling to detect threatened small-bodied fish August 26, 2020
    Have you you heard about eDNA (or ‘environmental’ DNA)? Well, Aquasave-NGT’s Nick and Sylvia have been awarded a grant through the Nature Foundation to utilise this sampling technique in combination with traditional net sampling to try and detect small bodied fish (up to 15cm length) in the lower reaches of the Murray Darling Basin. In ...
  • NGT Bushcare is bringing native vegetation back to retired quarries August 26, 2020
    Down in the South East of SA, we’re all about the limestone. As well as being the key ingredient in many of our landforms and resulting in spectacular karst formations, its presence at varying depths and densities drives the composition of much of the native vegetation we see around us. It’s also a key resource ...
  • Opportune visit to Pulyonna Wirra (Wadmore Park) in July August 26, 2020
    Opportunistically, I dropped by Wadmore Park in mid-July during a visit to Adelaide from the Limestone Coast. The weather was kind and lately had been mostly sunny, so it struck me as a great chance to see what might be calling within the Fifth Creek watercourse and lurking beneath the roofing tile grids. I wasn’t ...
  • A memorable encounter of the reptilian kind … August 26, 2020
    After a positive response to the story late last year about lighting striking twice for Lewin’s Rail captures at Lake St Clair during mammal surveys, I thought I’d go back through the archives to see what other gems might be lurking in the old mammal trapping data. Today’s story is about the special skink that could ...
  • Species of the month: Giant Cuttlefish – Whyalla’s stunning cephalopods August 26, 2020
    I recently took a week off to visit Whyalla in the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, something I had been wanting to do for several years. Why Whyalla? Each winter, from May to July, thousands of Australian Giant Cuttlefish Sepia apama gather there to breed, and this is the only place in the world where ...

 

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