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.
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)
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!
- A huge thank you to the NGT team and volunteers: An amazing effort through a year of challenge December 17, 2020
It has been an unusual year to say the least! 2020 was a year of challenge and uncertainty and made it difficult to predict what was ahead; at times we doubted whether we would be able to continue all the important work we strive to do at NGT.
On reflection, we also have much gratitude for ...
- Closing out a very different year for NGT, plus the release of our 2020 Annual Report December 17, 2020
To end what has been a very different year for all of us, we decided to go with the flow and hold the annual NGT workshop online last month. As many of us are now finding with meeting this way, it actually worked quite well and enabled us to include some staff who may not ...
- Last-minute Christmas gift reminder December 17, 2020
Don’t forget, if you’re still looking for last minute Christmas gifts, NGT has personalised cards available! Make a donation to NGT before Christmas and you can be issued with a lovely card for the recipient to recognise a gift made on their behalf – see the example below.
Please click on the link below to make ...
- Bats of the South East – Friends not Foes December 17, 2020
Did you know that bats make up 20% of the world’s mammal species? All sorts of misconceptions exist around our nocturnal flying friends, but bats are super interesting, diverse, and helpful to humans!
I recently gave a talk at the Limestone Coast (LC) Landscape Board’s Bat Night at the Naracoorte Caves, home to the southern bent-winged ...
- Important news for Karst Springs of the ‘Limestone Coast’! December 17, 2020
With little fanfare (although that may still be to come!), in the past couple of days we’ve noticed an update to the EPBC Act list of threatened ecological communities in Australia, on the Australian Government website.
On the 15th of December 2020, the Karst springs and associated alkaline fens of the Naracoorte Coastal Plain Bioregion ecological ...
- Finding the forgotten grasslands of South East SA December 17, 2020
When you think of pre-European vegetation in south-east SA, what do you see?
An old Red Gum standing guard over a waterhole, a carpet of flowers and sedges spreading from its feet? Brown Stringybarks twisting toward the sky from heathy sandhills? Or a dense landscape of Tea-tree swamps, impossible to cross?
How about an expanse of of ...
- NGT joins the Robe Summer Holiday Program December 17, 2020
NGT is excited to be a part of the Robe Summer Holiday Program in January 2021. The program is full of a wide variety of events that will appeal to all interest and age groups.
Jess will be running multiple sustainable fishing, rockpool rambles, and estuary discoveries sessions in January. Spaces are limited at a ...
- The fishes of the Surry Estuary December 17, 2020
Last month Lauren B and I spent a few days sampling the Surry River estuary in Narrawong, south-west Victoria. This small pilot study aimed to look at possible sampling methods and locations for a longer-term program to build more understanding and community awareness around the species of fish that occur in the estuary, and how ...
- Your chance to come and say g’day at Walker Swamp this January December 17, 2020
After a year of a constantly juggling things on all fronts within NGT, I’m personally looking forward to a bit of down-time over Christmas and New Year. But I have a confession to make – I do have one big regret this year!
After Walker Swamp quickly filled to capacity later than we expected (in ...
- Encouraging start for Mt Gambier Rail Trail project December 17, 2020
The Mt Gambier Rail Trail revegetation project has achieved an encouraging start (despite impacts of COVID-19) with Year One plantings, late spring watering and weed control/maintenance completed. By next spring we should begin to see some of the colours, shapes and textures of the diverse native flora planted this year by students and volunteers (refer ...
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