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Avocado seeds are big, sunflower seeds a bit smaller, but for Neophema parrots, food seeds are rather small. The Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) feeds on the seeds of Beaded Glasswort (Sarcocornia quinqueflora); seeds just over 1 mm long. [caption id="attachment_33902" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Beaded Glasswort seeds from...

Squished and triangle-shaped Banksias are free to grow after they were removed from the confines of their tree guards at Eaglehawk Waterhole. It was our final National Volunteer Week event on Saturday 25th May, and despite the constant rain and cold weather, our NGT staff...

Avenue Cassinia (Cassinia tegulata) is Critically Endangered in Australia, endemic to South Australia and south-west Victoria, and has been a focus of NGT actions since 2015 including pre-planting and post-planting work to establish new populations in 2016. [caption id="attachment_33111" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Cassinia tegulata in full bloom...

Native plants are sprouting and weeds are drowning at Glenshera Swamp, Stipiturus Conservation Park! Two years after hydrological restoration work began, the early-season rains are really showing results. Our sandbag structures, built with the help of many hardworking volunteers, are redirecting water into the swamp...

The Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciliptilus) is a key bird of dense swamps in south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia, but it is also Nationally Endangered.  Bitterns like to hide out in wetlands with tall dense vegetation and forage in still, shallow water. They are so...

A Border Watch article (see below) has highlighted how a positive partnership between NGT and OneFortyOne Plantations is actively working towards restoring habitat of the Southern Bent-wing Bat (Miniopterus orianae bassanii) in the Mount Burr Swamp area. The recent discovery of Southern Bent-wing Bats at...

Mark's post describing spinifex (Triodia sp.) in the Grampians caught the attention of a few readers. Phil Robertson and Greg Müller responded to the post, also recently seeing Triodia in the Grampians with a student group. Phil wrote that they found: “...