Blue Faced Honeyeater

You may have noticed the change in birds in your backyard or neighbourhood with the change in seasons and flowering plants. I have noticed many honeyeaters out searching for and enjoying nectar plants such as banksia and grevilia. This Blue-faced Honeyeater is a...

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World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 9 May is World Migratory Bird Day which is all about birds connecting our world and preserving ecological connectivity of habitat for our migratory shorebirds across the globe.   The Hunter Region Landcare Network and Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Connection...

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When To Apply Herbicides

Time the application of herbicides to achieve maximum effectiveness. The right time to apply systemic poisons is when water and sugars are being rapidly moved (translocated) around the plant (usually spring and summer). Herbicides are likely to be less effective on...

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Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) Munumba (Worimi) Buringoa (D'harawal) A magnificent tall tree to 50 metres, the Forest Red Gum is found along the east coast of Australia from Gippsland in Victoria to Papua New Guinea. In the Hunter Region...

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Blue grass vs Red Grass ID

  Plant Recognition Notes: Blue Grass-Red Grass Blue Grasses (Dichanthium sericium, Dichanthium setosum): Clumping Grass to 1m, common in the Mid and Upper Hunter, often bluish, “hairy “skirt” on the nodes, spikelets come out from a central position (digitate)....

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The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has 20 Coordinators based across regional, rural and remote NSW who inform, educate and connect individuals, communities and workplaces with appropriate services and programs. We link people to local mental health...

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Branxton News Article

  The River Reserve looking much better The Hunter River Reserve contains one of the last remaining stands of intact native vegetation along the Lower Hunter River, a host of native wildlife, and a direct river access via historic sandstone steps and pathways....

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Do You Have a Small Farm or Semi-Rural Block?

The Every Bit Counts project recognises all small farms and lifestyle blocks (2 to 20ha) play an important role in managing our natural resource and agricultural environments. This project will coordinate workshops, local resources and build a connected community...

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Bushfire Recovery Resources

NRM Regions Australia have collated a set of resources from around the country to help with bushfire recovery. Main resources menu page is here. A particularly useful document is the Hotspots Fire Project- managing fire on your property- a guide for NSW landholders. ...

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Book review: “Who’s Minding the Farm”

After a career in modelling, journalism and television Patrice Newell, along with partner Phillip Adams, tree changed well before it was trendy and bought the historic Elmswood homestead at Gundy. While much of the now 4,000 hectares is left for conservation it is a...

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