Gooseneck Swamp Restoration Trial

At the end of July, Lachie and Tom met with an eager group of volunteers to complete the first round of data retrievals for our remote monitoring project in the Grampians. Field cameras and AudioMoth sound recorders had been deployed a month prior at various...

In the south west of Victoria we are currently experiencing one of the wettest winters for a long time. Driving across the landscape, it has been quite revealing to see lots of wetlands showing their face, and many streams running at levels usually seen in...

We are in the early stages of developing a volunteer-based wetland monitoring program to learn more about the ecological responses of two restored wetland systems in the southern Grampians.The Walker, Gooseneck, and Brady Swamp wetland complex, and Green Swamp, have undergone significant hydrological changes over...

On the weekend of the 17th and 18th of April, the Hamilton Field Naturalists' Club hosted the South East Australian Naturalists' Association (SEANA) autumn 2021 campout. The event had been cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, so it was great to see it go ahead...

A lot of ecological restoration, management and science involves sitting at a desk, but I have a strong belief that ecologists should regularly spend time in the ecosystems on which they work. Not just focused work time, with specific tasks to achieve, but leisure time...

Since the initial restoration trials at Gooseneck and Brady Swamp, we have been keeping an eye on how the fish and frogs are doing. A key justification for restoring hydrology is to ensure that these species have an opportunity to breed and for many species,...

Next up in this series (note: you can see Part 1 here) of short 2-page papers I wrote-up after presenting at the Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate  (RRR) Conference in Armidale last year, is a story describing how NGT worked with a wide range of people to progress two proposed restoration projects...

After the recent post about a Platypus sighting, we received some fantastic feedback from our newsletter subscribers.Ryan Duffy from Parks Victoria said the sighting caused a bit of excitement in their Grampians office, because the only official records and recent sightings from within the National Park are on the...

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