Species of the month

Hackett Hill and Honan Native Forest Reserves are a carpet of colour at the moment in the Swamp Gum grassy and herb rich woodland areas.  Native daisies of various species, Vanilla and Fringe lilies, Scurf Pea and native mints are blooming nicely at the moment. The Dusky...

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...

This month focuses on spangled perch Leiopotherapon unicolor[caption id="attachment_9603" align="alignleft" width="399"] Spangled perch (Gunther Schmida)[/caption]Spangled perch is a hardy and tolerant species considered to be the most widely distributed freshwater fish in Australia, ocurring across much of northern Australia, including the western and northern...

In recognition of the amazing diversity of plants and animals in Australia, some of which we have the fortunate opportunity to study and help conserve, we have introduced a 'species of the month' blog. Fittingly we kick off with NGT's logo, the ancient greenling Hemiphlebia mirabilis [caption id="attachment_9615" align="alignleft"...

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