Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit

This species, listed as a Critically Endangered Shorebird of Australia, has been recorded flying 11,000kms across the globe non-stop! So when they reach the mudflats of our estuaries, they need lots of good food sources such as molluscs, worms and aquatic insects, and...

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Greater Bank has partnered with HRLN

Greater Bank has partnered with HRLN

Greater Bank has partnered with HRLN as part of the 75,000 Trees Program to celebrate the Greater’s 75 Year Anniversary.   Two projects have been selected to receive trees (plants) in the Hunter:  1- Luskintyre Landcare wildlife corridors The aim of this project is to...

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Plant of the month: Antarctic Beech, Nothofagus moorei

Plant of the month: Antarctic Beech, Nothofagus moorei

Every now and then I get the opportunity to wander through the cool, dark, damp Antarctic Beech forests of the high country up in the Barrington Tops. The Antarctic Beech rainforests are a Gondawanan relic showing little similarity to the surrounding Snow Gum and...

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Farm Force – Get involved

Farm Force – Get involved

The ‘Farm Force’ Enviro-Stories program involves rural kids from the Hunter region learning about the importance of good preparation to try and help make their farm more resilient and reduce the impacts of bushfire, pests, drought and flood.

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The impact of cats in Australia

The impact of cats in Australia

A recent research article by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub really woke me up to the devastating effect that cats (feral and pet cats) have on our native biodiversity.

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Contractor Management

Contractor Management

When we hire a contractor we tend to assume they have all the right insurances and licensing, certainly their licence number is probably written on the side of their work ute, for a small job around the house we might decide checking up on their qualifications...

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Tools, Tips and Tricks: Try not to get lost!

Tools, Tips and Tricks: Try not to get lost!

Apart from my Landcare work I do the odd bit of consulting and flora survey work, this work can take me into some fairly remote places and often by myself. While I regard this as the fun bit of my job it is not without a level of risk with the possibility vehicle...

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Grasses quiz

Grasses quiz

Can you identify these common weedy grasses that were presented at Tilligerry Landcare workshop recently? Once you've had your guess, scroll down for the answers! v v v v v v v v v v v Answers:  Red Natal from Africa Whiskey Grass from the USA Erharta from Africa...

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