Fauna and Flora

This Saturday – Dig into Bandicoot Territory!

This Saturday – Dig into Bandicoot Territory!

From the Red Hill South Landcare Group (13/7/24)… Dig into Bandicoot Territory!       2.00-3.00pm SATURDAY 20 July 2024 Bandicoots and other small mammals help the environment flourish in many ways. Digging and scratching while foraging for food makes a perfect bed for seeds to…

Tracking Western Australia’s flatback turtles to aid conservation

Tracking Western Australia’s flatback turtles to aid conservation

From Cosmos (1/6/24)…   Tracking Western Australia’s flatback turtles to aid conservation Western Australian researchers have released details of a 15-year satellite tracking program following flatback turtles as they migrate, forage and breed. “The flatbacks can swim hundreds of kilometres,” says Dr Sabrina Fossette-Halot from…

Two-thirds of us support banning pet cats from roaming. A ban would save millions of native animals – and billions of dollar

Two-thirds of us support banning pet cats from roaming. A ban would save millions of native animals – and billions of dollar

From The Conversation (15/5/24)…   Two-thirds of us support banning pet cats from roaming. A ban would save millions of native animals – and billions of dollar Australians have more pet cats than ever before – more than 5 million in total. With the growing number,…

Could bilbies return ‘home’ after a century?

Could bilbies return ‘home’ after a century?

From Cosmos (15/5/24)…   Could bilbies return ‘home’ after a century? A study of bilby behaviour in temperate climates could open the door for the Australian marsupial to be reintroduced to areas it once roamed. Greater bilbies (Macrotis lagotis) are mostly associated with inland arid…

Why are fish still dying in the Darling River at Menindee — and what can we do to prevent it?

Why are fish still dying in the Darling River at Menindee — and what can we do to prevent it?

From ABC News (30/4/24)…   Why are fish still dying in the Darling River at Menindee — and what can we do to prevent it? Over the past few months, the Darling River near Menindee has, once again, been strewn with the rotting remains of…

Native bats should be celebrated like other Australian wildlife, ecologist says

Native bats should be celebrated like other Australian wildlife, ecologist says

From ABC News (28/4/24)…   Native bats should be celebrated like other Australian wildlife, ecologist says Australia is famous for wildlife from furry marsupials to scaly lizards and deadly spiders, but a scientist says our native bats are not getting the love or admiration they…

Protect a piece of the Western Port Woodlands puzzle

Protect a piece of the Western Port Woodlands puzzle

From Victoria National Parks Association (19/4/24)… Protect a piece of the Western Port Woodlands puzzle Remember the news in January about protecting an important piece of the Western Port Woodlands puzzle? It’s on the market right now – we need to let the Environment Minister…

Some interesting titbits about wombats

Some interesting titbits about wombats

From ABC News…  Some interesting titbits about wombats How fast does a wombat really run? An investigation into the 40 kph phenomenon Did you ever hear the animal “fact” that a wombat could beat the world’s fastest human, Usain Bolt, in a footrace? Bolt’s world…

From FriendsNET:  Events of Interest

From FriendsNET: Events of Interest

From FriendsNET (15/4/24)…   Events of Interest Annual count of Red-tailed Black-cockatoos – Saturday 4 May Symposium on the use of technology to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions – Tuesday 21 May Biodiversity Across Borders Conference 7 June 2024   Read the details Back to News  …

Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network  April Newsletter

Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network April Newsletter

From Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network (12/4/24)…   Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network April Newsletter There are some good pieces in this month’s newsletter: News of the Linking the Mornington Peninsula plan, an invitation to a planting day at Coolart, information about dung beetles, brief news of a…