A citizen science survey conducted this month will lead to the development of bird feeding and watering guidelines. Is feeding birds a good idea? This survey will help to provide some science behind the recommendations. If you take part in this survey you will be able to access the results. Here is the link to the survey.
11th Lake Bolac Eel Festival
Friday-Sunday 8-10 April 2016
The festival theme for 2016 will be Aboriginal Land Management. Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe are keynote speakers. The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is a family-friendly music and art festival highlighting the environment and celebrating Indigenous culture.
There has been a lot of interest in bees recently and how important they are in pollinating our crops. Spare a thought about all the other insects that have a role to play pollination and how we provide enough habitat to ensure their survival. Here is an interesting article from The Conversation website. In Europe there are schemes to encourage farmers to create wildflower strips, protect grasslands and maintain isolated trees.
It is time to book in for a fungi foray if you are interested in learning more about fungi. Each year when fungi are at their peak Alison Pouliot runs a series of workshops, where you can learn how to photograph fungi or where to find fungi.
Check out her website to see the list of courses available.
These courses are very popular so don’t delay booking in.