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Ask a Plant Nerd: From Little Things

Ask a Plant Nerd: From little things.  This month’s “Ask a Plant Nerd” question comes from HRLN committee member Les Pearson who asks “What’s a forb and why are they important?” The first bit is easy, a forb is a herbaceous flowering non graminoid (grass like) plant,... read more

Shorebird Feature: Crested Tern

Thalasseus bergii As many of us flock to the shoreline for some lockdown-permitted exercise, you may have spotted flocks of Crested Terns. These ubiquitous shorebirds are the 2nd largest of the Australian Terns- approximately 49cm in length and are the most commonly... read more

Fauna Feature: Rainbow Bee-eater

A First Nations’ Dreaming story describes how birds were created when a rainbow burst and its fragments fell on Earth. The colours of the rainbow are well represented in one of the most magnificent and colourful Australian birds, the rainbow bee-eater (Merops... read more

Take a Coffee Break, search for Fairy Bells, or take a ride on a drone…

Have you seen our Landcare YouTube channel lately? It’s filling up with stories and adventures across the region. Immerse yourself in the world of our natural environments for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJYvXOeppRURmfkwxfYJVA/videos... read more

National Landcare Conference Outcomes

Don’t worry if you missed joining in for the recent online conference, the presentations and discussions are available here for free until the end of September: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/education-resources/ Prepare to be amazed, questioned, inspired,... read more

National Tree Day success in Maitland

As part of National Tree Day on Sunday 1 August, people all around Australia rolled up their sleeves to plant trees, including at Metford Oval, where Maitland Council invited residents to join in on the planting of 400 seedlings. Local schools also played their part... read more

Working Together Aboriginal Engagement Communities Program

Caring for country is what we do in our Landcare activities, but how do we incorporate Aboriginal cultural knowledge and understanding into our Landcare activities, and seek advice from our local Aboriginal community to guide us? We’ve been working with Landcare NSW... read more

Collaborations are the key…

There are many Landcare projects around the Hunter region that would not happen if it wasn’t for collaborations and meaningful networking. Check out this great video about OzFish and Landcare, featuring our very own Luskintyre community projects: If you would like... read more

Two Hunter Landcare Projects Funded – Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Fund

Two Hunter Landcare projects gain funding through landcare led bushfire recovery fund. The Program is a $14 million Federal Government commitment to deliver on-ground activities to aid in the recovery of native wildlife and habitat in seven regions severely impacted... read more

Gresford Landcare

  This group embodies the Landcare philosophy and spirit with their sense of community, continual learning and sharing of practices that care for the land and local environment.  Discover what makes the longest-running Landcare group in the Hunter Valley thrive!... read more

Frog Deaths Across Eastern Australia

Have you noticed ill and dying frogs in your backyard or Landcare site? Please read this article to find out more and send any reports of sick or dead frogs (and if possible, photos) to the national citizen science project FrogID, or email calls@frogid.net.au They... read more

Woodland Birds School Program Feature – Mistletoe: Marvellous yet often misunderstood!

Although it is often considered the bane of gardeners, arborists and farmers, the pendulous clumps of mistletoe provide an extremely important resource for all manner of wildlife. Mistletoe boosts wildlife numbers in agricultural landscapes, especially insect-eating... read more

‘Renewal in the Desert’ Short Film

Grab a cuppa, some friends, and a computer interface to enjoy this short film hosted by the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) as we celebrate a milestone or two with the production of our documentary celebrating one of the earliest bush regeneration... read more

Expression of Interests sought to present and share your story at the 2022 Landcare NSW & Local Land Services Conference in March 2022

Farmers, Landcarers and community groups with a story to tell are being encouraged to submit their ideas for an opportunity to present at the 2022 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference in Tweed Heads.  The conference theme is ‘Rethink, Renew, Recharge’ with... read more

The 2021 Winter Shorebird Count season is here…

Hi Shorebirders, The Winter Shorebird Count season is already in full swing, starting 15 May and going through until 15 August. Birdlife Australia and the Hunter Bird Observers Club encourage you all to share your survey results when you go to local shorebird areas,... read more

Pasture options after a coastal flood

Check out this fact sheet by Neil Griffiths on what you can do with pastures after flooding. Download... read more

Wildlife Friendly Fencing

Fencing is important for effective stock control, but barbed wire near fauna corridors can be problematic for wildlife. Check out this handy resource from Hunter Local Land Services…   Download as... read more

Plant of the Month: Australian Toadflax

(Thesium australe) When most people think of endangered species they think of something like the Wollemi Pine, tall, majestic and hidden away in a remote valley in the wilderness but in truth most of our endangered plant species are small, nondescript and in places... read more

Volunteer Grants Activity – 2021 Volunteer Grants through your local Federal MP

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations. This funding is to be used to:  purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs contribute to transport costs for... read more

Healthy Land, Healthy Horse

Register your interest at: https://hunterlls.wufoo.com/forms/hunter-healthy-land-healthy- horses-eoi/ read more

Singleton Landcare – Nature Art in Col Fisher Park

Singleton Landcare are hosting a Nature Art in Col Fisher Park event in March as part of a grant they received from the Australian Government Communities Environment Program. This workshop is already booked out, but there are many different ways that you can engage... read more