CROSS-BORDER ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS CALENDAR – SPRING 2014

Welcome to the cross-border environmental events calendar for South East SA and South West Victoria!

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.

Autumn 2015

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)

bell-frog-2-Copy-150x150 (1)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!

 

  • It hasn’t been restored yet, so how do we explain the temporary return of Herne Swamp? April 30, 2020 After heavy rainfall a few weeks ago north of Melbourne, we got another temporary glimpse of a portion of Herne Swamp, the once expansive (but now artificially drained) natural floodplain wetland at the headwaters of Merri Creek. For those of you that may have missed it, we introduced Herne Swamp in a blog 12 months ago, where ...
  • Photo of the month – Going gaga over Gang Gang Cockatoos April 30, 2020 For the past few months my family and I have been charmed by very special visitors – Gang Gang Cockatoos! They are often exceptionally quiet, and if it weren’t for catching out the corner of one eye the pieces of eucalypt nuts falling to the ground, or a flash of something red, we wouldn’t even ...
  • A great breeding season leads to high numbers of migrating Orange-bellied Parrots April 30, 2020 Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs) have just started their journey to their winter habitat on the mainland. After an excellent wild breeding season in Tasmania the numbers of migrating parrots are higher than what they have been for the last 10 years. A controlled burn in 2017 to enhance breeding habitat at Melaleuca appears to have led ...
  • Has the cross-border Silver Xenica butterfly translocation been a success? April 30, 2020 It is with great enthusiasm that we can provide an update to this long term project! As you will read from our original post we believed the population was in dire need of help. Since the millennium drought of 2006-07 the Silver Xenica butterfly had not been seen in South Australia – despite searches some years ...
  • Long Swamp restoration flashback – what a difference five years makes! April 30, 2020 I recently managed to duck into Nobles Rocks at our Long Swamp restoration project site, to see how the permanently reinstated dune at Bully Lake is looking after the summer – the good news is that our revegetation plantings on the newly recreated dune are now starting to take hold and things are stabilising nicely… While ...
  • The early vote is in – the birds like the Walker Swamp renovations (and they’ve been telling their friends) April 30, 2020 After six years of intensive monitoring at Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve (WSRR) and following completion of the major on ground works, the initial response of the avian community to these changes can now be gauged. Digging into the results from 115 bird surveys including 46 x 20-minute (2ha) surveys; 42 x area search (500 m ...
  • Striped Legless Lizard update from Long Point April 30, 2020 Tile grid surveys were set up at Long Point Restoration Reserve in the southern Grampians at Dunkeld back in 2012 – long before NGT became the custodian of this patch – as part of the Dunkeld Pastoral Company’s (DPC) interest in surveying the fauna of the property through a Biodiversity Fund project. In the course ...
  • An ongoing partnership and great results at Mount Burr Swamp April 30, 2020 It was great to recently be provided with a copy of the OFO 2019 Annual Review, which has a neat little summary of the partnership project with NGT at Mount Burr Swamp. The review highlights a few of the key achievements so far from this long-term restoration project that started in 2016. Read on below to ...
  • A bird’s eye view and recapping the 2020 summer at Walker Swamp April 30, 2020 Summer sure seems like a long time ago. As much of south-eastern Australia was ravaged by bushfires, and smoke blanketed our local landscapes, Walker Swamp provided refuge for local wetland birds – you can further explore how waterbirds have responded to the swamp’s restoration in Greg’s post. After only modest inflows last winter, the wetland (although ...
  • NGT’s Rose returns from another amazing adventure in South America. April 30, 2020 Last June (2019) I took extended leave from NGT and headed off on a long adventure that took me from Honduras in Central America, through South America to Chile, returning home via New Zealand last month. For the first two months of my trip I worked for Operation Wallacea undertaking bat surveys at the long-running biological ...

 

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