Watch out for lizards on roads in the morning or early evening, and after dark on hot days. A work colleague at Low Ecological Services was driving to work one morning and stopped to remove Bearded Dragons from on the road, not just once, but three times. The eventful trip caused us to wonder about,
On-ground action helps to increase population numbers of the critically endangered Bilby Following our article in the Land for Wildlife November newsletter about the ‘Bilby Blitz’, an innovative survey program run by Indigenous rangers in northern WA and the NT, we are pleased to report more news of positive on-ground action to help save Bilbies
Hi everyone, my name’s Kate, the new Land for Wildlife & Garden for Wildlife Central Australia Coordinator. I join the team here at Low Ecological Services with a background in landscape ecology and [basic!] landscape genetics from a few dedicated years at Deakin University. Ensconced in my heavy bias toward, and love of, the Australian
Caragh Heenan, the current Land for Wildlife Coordinator, is sadly moving on to a new role. As a result, Land for Wildlife Central Australia is looking for a new full-time coordinator to take over the management of the program. Do you think you have what it takes to engage the community regarding natural resource management?
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
Note that sections of this article were written for the Australian Plants Society Alice Springs Inc. and the Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club as part of a joint walk of Olive Pink Botanic Garden the groups ran at the end of April. Regular visitors to Olive Pink Botanic Garden over the years will have noticed
Don’t miss all those important wildlife/environment holidays – grab the latest Land for Wildlife / Garden for Wildlife Calendar. Download the 2017 Calendar and print a copy for your home or office to keep track of your comings and goings!
Land for Wildlife assisted the Batchelor Institute last week with a feral cat (Felis catus) trapping workshop, including the use of “pongo” and baits as lures, cat trap use, camera trapping and ethical considerations. The group were successful in catching one cat in their two evenings of trapping effort and managed to capture a couple
Land for Wildlife assisted the new Green Army team at Olive Pink Botanic Garden with a trapping workshop this month. The new team leader, Minh Nguyen, will be taking the Conservation Volunteers supported group through a feral animal trapping program this round to help relieve the pressure on local native wildlife. Team members learned how
Seeking entomologists that can identify this fun little friend for us! This golden and glorious fly was found at Newhaven Sanctuary, north-west of Alice Springs, on a recent trip by the Land for Wildlife coordinator. We think he’s pretty excellent and would love to know what he is. Feel free to forward this to friends
It’s a bit chilly here at the Land for Wildlife office this morning! Frost has made for a refreshing bird bath. Stay warm Alice Springs!
Land for Wildlife and the Australian Plant Society braved the cold at the Alice Springs Show on the weekend to help give advice on planting local natives. Land for Wildlife were also selling books and talking to show-goers about a range of local conservation topics. We are now contacting potential new members to assist them
The European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) was introduced to Australia for recreational hunting in 1855 and has since spread across ~76% of the continent. Foxes breed best in locations of winter rainfall and as such, do best in the southern half of NT, however they are moving northwards and are now found as far north
Land for Wildlife were invited to run a workshop this morning for the new Green Army team at Olive Pink Botanic Garden (OPBG) in Alice Springs, to provide training and support for the six months of Feral Cat and Spotted Turtle-dove trapping. The Green Army team are hosted through OPBG (a historic, well-established and active
There’s a lot of talk about domestic cats on the Alice Springs Community Forum this week, where residents are voicing their opinions regarding domestic cats that are roaming into neighbouring yards. Roaming domestic cats have the ability to spray, defecate or fight on neighbouring properties, spread disease or contract disease via other cats, run the
Ciccone seems to be the place to be for Galahs (Eolophus roseicapillus) this week! Huge numbers were seen resting on power lines over the last few days. Galahs exhibit flocking behaviour and congregate at communal roost sites, frequently establishing near regular watering points and food sources; and with populations increasing markedly following successful young rearing.
I discovered a new perk to being the Land for Wildlife Coordinator – I get to be involved with the Ntaria Junior Ranger Program! I made the journey out to meet the kids yesterday, which was a riot of fun! I joined them as they learned about Dingos (Canis lupus dingo), drew some of their
Good afternoon Land for Wildlife and Garden for Wildlife crew! Time to introduce myself… I’m Caragh, the new Land for Wildlife coordinator! I join the team here at Low Ecological Services with a background in ecology and zoology and a few other ‘ologies’ from my time in Adelaide. I am a lover of birds (but
Continuing to focus on feral cat awareness and monitoring, the Land for Wildlife team were at various events this month talking all things cats and scats. We explore the options for monitoring and collecting data in the field and share some inspirational clips to keep you motivated about contributing to urban and rural nature corridors
The Land for Wildlife team have been working with rangers from the Batchelor Institute to facilitate feral cat monitoring and management at the Desert Knowledge Precinct. We have also just begun monitoring for feral cats on some urban GfW and LfW properties in Alice Springs. We take a closer look at the effects of long-term