Fire Recovery Resources

I came across this link to fire recovery information on the Landcare Gateway site today and thought of  the landholders who have recently had fires through their area.

While the weather seems cool at the moment we shouldn’t think the fire season has finished. We still need to be working on our fire prevention and clearing fine fuels away from the house and sheds. A few hot windy days and the threat of fire will be back.

Threatened Freshwater Fish

We don’t often hear much about threatened fish so the next SWIFFT video conference, 5 February, may be of interest. SWIFFT_1_2015_poster

  • The conservation of native fish in coastal wetlands – Nick Whiterod – Aquasave / Nature Glenelg Trust
  • Conservation management of Victoria’s Macquarie perch : Sit and watch or learn and do?  – Zeb Tonkin – Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Conserving Threatened small bodied freshwater fish – Ian Ellis Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre and LaTrobe University

Host a bat night!

We are not asking you to invite in a bat into your home but you may be feeling a bit bored after the Christmas celebrations, so how about organising a bat night.

The Australasian Bat Society has some ides on what to do and are hoping to promote events in March and April.

You may like to get a group of people together to build a microbat house or to meet at night and go for a walk in the bush or to sit on the verandah and listen for the freetail bat.

Land for Wildlife online newsletter

The second Online Edition of the Land for Wildlife Newsletter for 2014 has arrived. In mid-2014 people who have registered Land For Wildlife (LFW) properties were invited to subscribe online to receive the newsletter.

Only 30% of the members have signed up so if you are a member or know a member please remind them to do sign up. Currently the online is the only way to keep in touch.

Unsubscribed Members will need to click here to sign up,  Friends of LFW (ie anyone without a LFW property) may subscribe as a Friend of Land for Wildlife from this link

Land for Wildlife ideas from the Centre

A Victorian representation of the "Centre" taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

A Victorian representation of the “Centre” taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

The Land for Wildlife newsletter from Alice Springs often has interesting items that are relevant to us in Victoria. This month there are articles about soils, providing more habitat for ground dwellers, a new app for recording bird sightings and some new books. Here is the link