NGT out and about in July – Photos from the field

It’s planting season! NGT’s Mount Gambier field crew have been busy planting natives at Timberlands, Penola. The team have been adding habitat complexity with a range of locally occurring shrub and tree species:

NGT’s Scott Huntley and Simeon Pocha have been out doing fish surveys, and snapped some pics of more than just fish! Their shots include a shy echidna, a Murray Crayfish, a Golden Perch and some frog-eggs. Among other things, they have been conducting a project called ‘Perch Search’ targeting juvenile Golden Perch to show evidence of local recruitment near Balranald NSW, on the lower Murrumbidgee floodplain.

High rainfall lately has made for some brimming wetlands! Thanks to Senior Wetland Ecologist Ben Taylor for these snaps of wet-wetlands in South Australia, from the Finniss River Catchment in the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Aldinga Washpool south of Adelaide and NGTs own Hutt Bay Wetland near Port Macdonnell in SA’s south-east.

Tessa Roberts