By Des Nelson My article on the origin and spread of Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) posted in the Alice Springs News online (and shared on the Land for Wildlife blog as A Buffel Grass Story) promoted some discussion. Among topics it was said that the cover provided by Buffel Grass would prevent dust storms such
Land for Wildlife Central Australia is proud to announce the National Trust Register of Significant Trees Northern Territory is now available online. Visit our website and explore the interactive map of tree listings. Why not even go on a self-guided Significant Trees Tour in your region? View the Register: wildlife.lowecol.com.au/projects/significant-trees
Ever wondered about how a new Mistletoe plant comes about? As with most other plants, it relies on birds for seed dispersal and the Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) is the key. They are one of the major species that feeds on Mistletoe fruit. Another local species that consumes the fruit is the Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis).