Entries by Holbrook Landcare Admin

Woomargama Connections – Slate to Plate Bushwalk

Last Sunday the Slopes to Summit Partnership – a connectivity conservation initiative in the Eastern Murray – celebrated Spring with a bushwalk through a connectivity corridor in Woomargama. The 28 walkers had a wonderful morning. The walk started at Blue Metal Rest Area on the Hume Highway and walk approx. 10km including extensive areas of Box-gum woodland, […]

Ants…the ecosystem engineers

After the recent rains, many people have noticed the large amount of ant activity in some areas of the bush. Often people comment about increased ant activity before rain events as a “sign” of rainfall – there isn’t scientific evidence for ants detecting weather events,  but it is highly likely that they can respond to environmental […]

Bird Walk at Nest Hill Nature Reserve

Birdlife Australia conduct Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater surveys twice a year, with the first one for 2016 held in May. They seek volunteers to assist with the search, to help determine the distribution of both of these Critically Endangered A group of Holbrook Landcare staff and members headed to Nest Hill Nature Reserve (formerly […]

“Fungi of the Southwest Slopes and Upper Murray” Brochure released

The “Fungi of the Southwest Slopes and Upper Murray” identification guide has been released…..just in time for lots of exciting fungi activity after the rain. This  publication brought to you in a collaboration between Dr. Alison Pouliot, the Slopes2Summit Bushlinks project and the Murray Local Land Services. ‘The brochure provides just some of the many species […]

Bats on the Billabong

Over 70 people attended Holbrook Landcare’s ‘Bats on the Billabong’ might on Thursday 14th April at “Fellow Hills”, Morven. The night was held in conjunction with the Australasian Bat Night which is a public awareness programme aimed to show people the fascinating world of bats and to promote their conservation. Guest speaker, Dr Helen Waudby […]

Wattles in September!

Wattles (Acacia spp) blooming herald the start of Spring and we celebrate Wattle Day on the 1 September. Often people complain that wattles only live for 5 -10 years and don’t like to include them in plantings on farms. Wattles have an important ecological role in our local ecosystems. They are a key food plant for many […]

A good weekend for birdwatching….

BirdLife Australia’s Threatened Bird Network  are looking for volunteers to help survey Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters across Victoria, NSW, ACT and Queensland in 2015. These surveys provide critical long-term data on the movements, habitat use and population size of the Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater. The 2015 survey weekends will occur on May 16-17 and August […]