It is easy to assume that we know all there is to know about what are regarded as common species. Recently as part of a Basalt to Bay Landcare Network fox program monitoring program, a remote sensing camera was set up to record fox activity on a sheep carcass. Continue reading
Have you checked out the SWIFFT website lately? It has a new look and for those who haven’t looked at the site there is a lot of information about threatened species, a bio-calendar and video conferencing and more. The next video conference is on July 31 in the Ballarat DEPI office in Mair Street, 10-12 am, on the topic of Wildlife on Farms. Continue reading
In the latest newsletter “Warron”, read about the largest fox-free area in Victoria near Mortlake. Warron_Issue 19
If you are interested in insects the latest Moths of Victoria book (5) is available to order through the Entomological Society of Victoria. It covers Satin Moths and Allies.
At $12 these books are great value and come with a disk that provides more than 400 additional pages.
The Leigh Catchment Group is offering planting opportunities through July and August. You may like to take them up on the offer. Here are the dates but check out the details such as times at this link
Sun 20 July :Redan Wetlands Fun Day
Sun 27 July: Macs Road Buninyong
Sun 3 Aug: South Durham Bridge
Sun 17 Aug: Brown Hill, Ballarat
If you live in the Leigh River Catchment area you may be eligible for funding to do your own planting. Check on the link above for the criteria.
The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced the appointment of Gregory Andrews as Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner on 2 July 2014. Continue reading