Author: Bryan Haywood

Tea-tree Fire-tail CicadaThe 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_12530" align="alignright" width="300"] Elegant Spider-orchid (Bryan Haywood)[/caption] Eleven days of intricate and rewarding field work has recently come to an end after four nationally threatened terrestrial orchid species were successfully translocated into 8 sites throughout the South East through the Restoring the Under-represented Ecological Communities...

Nature Glenelg Trust has recently planted its first area towards achieving the milestone of restoring 70 hectares of the Eaglehawk Waterhole property. A range of understorey species (~ 900 individual plants) have been planted to boost the restoration process after livestock were removed back in...

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...

The first of many working bees occurred within the Ramsar-listed Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park recently, whereby the Mt Gambier Friends of Parks group helped to create additional habitat through our Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project. This region-wide project (being run by Nature Glenelg Trust on...

January 15-17th, 2015A party of nine made the trek to Eaglehawk Waterhole for a two night working bee campout.On the first night while the weather was calm the crew went out spotlighting for rabbits (out on the sandy hills) throughout the property. Over 25 were seen out...

[caption id="attachment_8408" align="alignright" width="300"] The mound monitoring team at Gum Lagoon[/caption]I have just returned from a few days out with Vicki Natt monitoring malleefowl mounds as part of the annual grid monitoring program. This activity is considered a key component of the South East Regional...

[caption id="attachment_7932" align="alignright" width="150"] Tatiara Pea in full bloom in the seasonal herbaceous wetland[/caption]Tuesday the 21st October 2014 is the next scheduled outing for volunteers to help NGT with a unique restoration story of Under-represented Ecological Communities.Last month at the Eaglehawk Waterhole campout we managed...

The first Eaglehawk Waterhole working bee was held this week, with a great turn out of volunteers helping with a range of tasks and enjoying the peaceful surroundings of the Bangham area. Ten people made the campout a great success from Sunday 28th September to Wednesday...

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