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!

 

  • Nemo goes viral: the tiny local spider that captured the attention of the world’s media April 27, 2021
    Last month we brought you the story of the Nemo peacock spider (Maratus nemo), a newly named little spider with an orange and white striped face that I found at Mt Burr Swamp (if you missed it, catch up here). Since the release of the scientific paper describing the spider on March 26th 2021, I ...
  • Swamp antechinus discovered at Hutt Bay Wetlands! April 27, 2021
    We recently picked up an exciting new fauna species record for Hutt Bay Wetland Restoration Reserve, but first, some background…The swamp antechinus (Antechinus minimus maritimus) is a small carnivorous marsupial occuring across a large stretch of NGT’s focal region. In the South East of South Australia, the swamp antechinus is most reliably found in silky ...
  • New Coordinator for Orange-bellied Parrot monitoring in SW Victoria April 27, 2021
    For the past four years I have spent my winters looking for the Orange-bellied Parrots in south west Victoria and I have loved every minute of it. I got to explore some amazing places along our magnificent coastline, met so many wonderful volunteers, and with last year’s confirmed sighting in Peterborough, I feel I have ...
  • An exciting citizen science opportunity in the Grampians awaits You! April 27, 2021
    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 the past few years, with support and involvement from the ...
  • Dragonfly emergence – a special moment captured at BirdLife outing to Walker Swamp April 27, 2021
    Did you know that dragonflies spend their early life stages in water? Read on to find out more…In late February, the BirdLife South East SA group arranged a day visit to Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve, Victoria to observe and record the birds seen and heard around the property. What a sight from the viewing tower ...
  • A weekend of wetland exploration with the South East Australian Naturalists’ Association April 27, 2021
    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 this year! The South East Australian Naturalists’ Association links Field ...
  • Water levels and rates of filling across Walker Swamp in 2020 April 27, 2021
    Late last winter we were feeling less than optimistic about how the season was unfolding, albeit with a glimmer of hope from the BOM long-term forecast. Fortunately, that forecast was correct and we experienced the best spring rainfall we have seen since working across these wetlands. Early October rain, which caused flooding across parts of ...
  • Volunteers get crafty for crays April 27, 2021
    If you like handicrafts, you’ve probably heard of a crafternoon (an afternoon crafting event), but have you heard of a CRAYfternoon?No? Well, we might have made the term up, but it fits perfectly for our recent working bees where our volunteers made more than 40 crayfish nets. Over three days in February and March, ...
  • Orange-bellied Parrot season off to an early start April 27, 2021
    After a great Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) season on the mainland last year, the good news kept on coming throughout the summer. By the end of winter, 52 OBPs returned to Melaleuca, Tasmania to join successful captive bred and released birds, resulting in 76 OBPs in the wild ready for breeding. Beginning with 38 potential breeding ...
  • Exploring the hydrological restoration potential of the Aldinga Washpool and Blue Lagoon April 27, 2021
    Over the next year and a half NGT will be exploring the hydrological restoration potential of the Washpool and Blue Lagoon, coastal wetlands located at Aldinga near the southern edge of metropolitan Adelaide, with support from the Green Adelaide Grassroots Grant program. These wetlands are highly significant to the Kaurna community, as they possess physical ...

 

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