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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Bird Species Feature: Spotted Pardalote

Bird Species Feature: Spotted Pardalote

Everyone loves a Spotted Pardalote!  This tiny bird of 10cm long is distinguished by its white spots, mostly found fluttering around in eucalypt forests and woodlands but occurs in parks and gardens with well-established eucalypt canopy. I have also seen them feeding...

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NEW Landcare NSW COVID-19 Fact Sheet

NEW Landcare NSW COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Landcare NSW is providing the attached Fact Sheet containing information published on the Service NSW and NSW Health websites. The advice is current as at 11:00am 22 July 2020. As the information flow is fluid and subject to change, at this point in time this was the...

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Work Health and Safety Resources

Work Health and Safety Resources

Yeah, I know, WHS can be pretty tedious and while you may be operating safely in your farm, work or Landcare activities if something were to happen and someone were to get injured then without documented procedures and risk assessments you could be liable to expensive...

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Bird species feature: Little Lorikeet

Bird species feature: Little Lorikeet

A small bird at 16 - 19cm, 40g, it is easy to tell why they are named ‘little’ when side by side with a Rainbow Lorikeet. They make up for their size in their constant chattering calls and large flocks. This species is listed as vulnerable in NSW, found mostly high in...

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