Inspecting a Trout Cod on Scottsdale Reserve is our Reserve Manager Phil Palmer + ACT Govt’s aquatic ecologist, Mark Jekabsons.

They're holding just one of the threatened species that live in the Upper Murrumbidgee River. After they record information such as measurements & age it's released.

If the water's looking clearer here, it's all thanks to a 3-year reveg project – called Rivers of...
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Inspecting a Trout Cod on Scottsdale Reserve is our Reserve Manager Phil
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Noongar traditional lands extend across our Gondwana Link properties in south-west WA, including Chereninup Creek Reserve.

This extract from a book about bush medicines is a fascinating insight into the uses of various plants in the area.

More on our Gondwana Link Partnership [ Bit.ly Link ]
Noongar traditional lands extend across our Gondwana Link properties in southwest WA

Get well soon, the Noongar way

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The United Nations has declared May 22 (today) The International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding & awareness of biodiversity issues. Here's a great video explaining our focus on biodiversity & it's importance for everyone.
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05/20/2017 at 06:52. Facebook
Known also as the tickle-me plant, touch-me-not, shy plant, humble plant & sleeping grass, this weed has intrigued naturalists with it's dramatic drooping trick to avoid being eaten.

Australia also has native sensitive plants in our tropics & subtropics, but they move more slowly.
Known also as the tickleme plant touchmenot shy plant humble plant sleeping

The sensitive plant

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05/19/2017 at 21:32. Facebook
It's incredible that in WA last year, on average, every 5 days a plant species new to science was found & named. That's 5% of the global total of newly discovered plant species!
Its incredible that in WA last year on average every 5 days

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed - BBC News

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Jacqui Goodman
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05/19/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
This fortnight Reserve Manager Paul Hales is making the most of mild conditions and an extra pair of hands (Dr Steve Murphy) to conduct edge burning at Yourka Reserve in far north Queensland.

Burning along the property boundary and internal roads is an important part of the fire management program which strengthens breaks and insures against devastating, broad scale wildfires or escaped...
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This fortnight Reserve Manager Paul Hales is making the most of mild
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05/18/2017 at 06:29. Facebook
Some great research from our partners at Arid Recovery who are doing wonderful work with bettongs at their reserve near Roxby Downs in SA.
Some great research from our partners at Arid Recovery who are doing
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05/17/2017 at 06:45. Facebook
This shy creature was recently discovered on our Bon Bon Station Reserve in arid South Australia. It's just the 2nd Short-beaked Echidna recorded there.

Did you know a baby echidna is called a puggle? Or that adult echidnas make ‘snuffling’ noises when they hunt for ants to eat? More on echidnas [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo Steve Prothera.
This shy creature was recently discovered on our Bon Bon Station Reserve
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Eileen Tait
Janey Juney
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05/16/2017 at 06:50. Facebook
In the north of the Simpson Desert, our Ethabuka Reserve is a haven for desert wildlife.

It's home to a wetland system of national significance, brimming with shrimps, fish & waterbirds following good rains. It also has one of the richest lists of reptile species in Australia, including Australia’s largest goanna, the Perentie. [ Bit.ly Link ]
In the north of the Simpson Desert our Ethabuka Reserve is a haven for desert wildlife
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Mary Ebert
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Thanks Madeleine!

To learn more about our Scottsdale Reserve (NSW): [ Bit.ly Link ] or volunteering with us [ Bit.ly Link ] see our website.
Thanks Madeleine To learn more about our Scottsdale Reserve NSW or volunteering

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Another freshwater fish that shares the shallow artesian springs on our Edgbaston Reserve (Qld) with the critically endangered Red-fin Blue Eye, is the Edgbaston Goby. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Also critically endangered in its own right, the goby is a bigger fish, but grows to no more than about 6cm.

It's 1 of 5 related goby species but it & the Elizabeth Springs Goby (found 400km to the south west)...
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Another freshwater fish that shares the shallow artesian springs on our Edgbaston
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The Christmas tree (Nuytsia floribunda) is an icon of south-western Australia, blooming dramatically in summer. But when one of its roots meet another root it forms a collar of tissue around it, like a swollen wedding ring, & a hydraulically operated blade forms inside that. Each tree attaches to hordes of victims.
The Christmas tree Nuytsia floribunda is an icon of southwestern Australia blooming

Australia's giant parasitic Christmas tree

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Pauline Barnett Sechi
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Two of our favourite volunteers are Perth-based retirees Len & Valerie Warren, who are using their skills and passion to preserve Australia's landscape for future generations.
#GiveHappyLiveHappy #NationalVolunteerWeek2017
Two of our favourite volunteers are Perthbased retirees Len Valerie Warren who

Len and Valerie Warren are turning grey into green

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Sharon Forest
Angela Vogt
Happy Mother's Day to all our Aussie mums!

(For a last-minute virtual gift that supports Mother Nature, see our range of WILDgift e-cards: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy Mother's Day to all our Aussie mums
After the laborious job of setting up pitfall traps, dawn is the pay-off when traps are checked to see what little surprises have wandered into them overnight.

Volunteers at our Bon Bon Reserve (SA) have helped with recent surveys - a big-thank you to all involved! #GiveHappyLiveHappy.

If you'd like to volunteer, see our website [ Bit.ly Link ]
After the laborious job of setting up pitfall traps dawn is the
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Susan Mangion
Aren't Lyrebirds just amazing? Here's an incredible vocal performance recorded at Melbourne's Healesville Sanctuary.
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Shan McNeill
Pitfall trap surveys at our Bon Bon Reserve (SA). These tiny carnivorous marsupials are dunnarts, which (despite appearances) are closer to quolls & mulgaras than mice. Some can eat their body weight in a single night!

Once they're captured in the pitfall traps they're measured, given a drink & released. Thank-you to volunteers Steve & Jirri Prothero & Thomas Henning.

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Pitfall trap surveys at our Bon Bon Reserve SA These tiny carnivorous
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It's #NationalVolunteerWeek & a great time to reflect on the thousands of hours of volunteer work that are gifted to us each year by so many dedicated nature lovers.

This FlickR gallery shows a few in action. Visit our website to learn more about volunteering with us [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Its NationalVolunteerWeek a great time to reflect on the thousands of hours

Thank you to our volunteers

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Paula Kelly
Wilfred Saulnier
Scottsdale Reserve, just 45 minutes from Canberra is often the 1st placement for many of our eastern-based volunteers.

In fact, most days there are volunteers in action. Click thru to the images for the story of a typical week in volunteers...
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Scottsdale Reserve just 45 minutes from Canberra is often the 1st placement
Joanne Smethurst
Liz Stubbs
Mia Barnes
Our friends Ian & Annie Mayo have volunteered with us across the nation on various projects, while Tony James is helping at Eurardy Reserve (WA) on infrastructure maintenance.

Thanks guys! #GiveHappyLiveHappy #NationalVolunteerWeek
Our friends Ian Annie Mayo have volunteered with us across the nation
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