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Here's an easy way to support our partners in the arid rangelands of Sth Aus. Just vote online for Arid Recovery & their idea to build an Education Centre that will run educational programs & tours of its reserve, protecting natives such as Bilbies & Bettongs.

More on our partnership: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Arid Recovery Education Centre

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Take a look back at 25 years of Bush Heritage with our 25th Anniversary publication: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Here's how it all began:

"In the very early days of Bush Heritage Australia, I remember buying a black & white strip advertisement in the Business Review Weekly," said Bob Brown. "I'd just bought the 2 properties in the Liffey Valley & our very small team was helping me raise money to meet...
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Bush Heritage ecologist Ben Parkhurst recently photographed this unusual flightless wasp at Eurardy Reserve in Western Australia: [ Bit.ly Link ]

It belongs to a species within the Mutillidae family of wasps – known as the Velvet Ants – which have wingless females. Many, are strikingly patterned with bright colours. [ Wikipedia.org Link ]

Mutillids do not form colonies. They're parasites,...
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01/16/2017 at 05:45. Facebook
Take a look back at 25 years of Bush Heritage with a new publication. [ Bit.ly Link ]

"In the very early days of Bush Heritage Australia, I remember buying a black & white strip advertisement in the Business Review Weekly," said Bob Brown. "I'd just bought the 2 properties in the Liffey Valley & our very small team was helping me raise money to meet the loan repayments.

"The advertisement...
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01/13/2017 at 05:40. Facebook
Feral cats don't just predate on small animals. This motion sensing camera shot shows a cat attacking a Mallee Fowl at its nesting mound. The camera was set up by the Goldfields Naturalist Club in Western Australia who are monitoring nesting Mallee Fowl in the Goldfields region.
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01/13/2017 at 05:16. Facebook
The guest speaker at this year's sixth annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast will be Dr Anne Poelina – Nyikina Traditional Owner from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River.

Book for the event at [ Bit.ly Link ]
The breakfast will take place in Melbourne on Thursday 2 March.
Early-bird tickets are available until Friday 20 Jan.

From an early age, Anne learnt to be guided by...
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Everyday Australians looking after the places they love - Dr Anne Poelina

Join the National Nature Conversation at www.placesyoulove.org #OzNatureConvo

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Bush Heritage Australia
01/12/2017 at 04:17. Facebook
Bush Heritage is seeking to fill the position of Healthy Landscape Manager and Ecologist, North.

This Cairns Based twelve month contract will back-fill the current Healthy Landscape Manager & Ecologist (HLME) during parental leave. A key responsibility will be progressing a conservation project in Central Cape York, working closely with Traditional Owners to continue and advance a close...
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Job opportunity: Healthy Landscape Manager and Ecologist

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01/12/2017 at 00:41. Facebook
An exciting opportunity for recent graduates:

Bush Heritage works in partnership with Arid Recovery to protect threatened species in the arid north of South Australia.

Arid Recovery is offering internships for recent graduates looking to deepen their practical experience in ecology and conservation. This is an opportunity to work with a small team to gain hands-on experience in the spectrum...
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Conservation Internships

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01/11/2017 at 02:05. Facebook
Early bird tickets for the 2017 Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast, co-hosted by Trust for Nature and Bush Heritage Australia in Melbourne on Thursday 2nd March 2017 will close Friday 20 Jan. Jump in and book yours now.

This year's speaker is Dr Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Traditional Owner from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River.

From an early age, Anne learnt to be guided by...
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Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast

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If you are out enjoying the bush in eastern Australia this weekend keep an eye out for Hyacinth Orchids (Dipodium species). They flower during the hot summer months.

Rather than having leaves that photosynthesis, they instead get energy by gaining sugars via their roots from fungal hyphae in the soil. There are no visible above ground parts for most of the year until flowering...
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The BBC has aired a short segment on the rediscovery of the Night Parrot, which was once feared extinct. Chris Packham, presenter of Nature's Weirdest Events, uses a touch of humour in his account of the people and events involved in the unearthing of this mysterious bird.

Click below to watch just the Night Parrot segment.

Or if you're in the UK you can watch the full episode of Nature's...
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The Night Parrot Rediscovered

In episode three of the BBC's Nature's Weirdest Events Chris Packham investigates the rediscovery of the elusive Night Parrot in outback Australia following ...

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Wishing all of our supporters, volunteers, partners & neighbours a safe & very happy New Year! Looking forward to working with you on even bigger & better things in 2017!
Kathleen Davies, Brian Redman & Zoe Burke were the last volunteers of 2016 to help out at our Naree Station Reserve out the back of Bourke in NSW.

Along with PhD student Justin McCann, they braved searing heat to check monitoring traps, help with vegetation surveys, count nests in waterbird colonies, identify grasses & much more.

A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!
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Merry Christmas!

If you need a last-minute present, it's not too late - a $20 'Healthy Habitats' WILDgift e-card can help us protect habitat for the endangered Northern Quolll. Select from various cards in our range [ Bit.ly Link ]

Your loved ones will receive a msg about the important work being supported on their behalf. Delivered instantly via email. Phew!
Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

A $10 'Home Sweet Nesting Box' WILDgift e-card allows us to provide warm, safe nesting boxes for the endangered Red-tailed Phascogales on our Kojonup Reserve, WA.

Choose from our range of cards [ Bit.ly Link ]

More on Red-tailed Phascogales: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Australia has around 90 native species of mistletoe, which are parasitic plants but valuable contributors to their environment just the same.

But how does a plant with no roots get itself 2m off the ground to grow in the branches of another tree? Find out from Dr Dave in this wonderful short video.

Mistletoe - with Dr. Dave

Mistletoe plants have many positive effects on the environment. Learn about the rich source of nectar and fruits and the safe habitat they provide for birds.

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

A $25 'Slice of the Outback' WILDgift e-card can fund us to buy a hectare of native habitat, providing a safe haven for countless Australian plants & animals. Every hectare makes a difference!
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Discover some of the places we already protect: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

A $15 Seeds of Hope WILDgift e-card can help us revegetate degraded habitats so native animals like the diminutive Honey Possum can thrive in its natural environment. [ Bit.ly Link ]

More on Honey Possums: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Trust for Nature and Bush Heritage Australia's sixth annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast, takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2017.Please join us and our special guest speaker Dr Anne Poelina to celebrate yourself, your colleagues and other women in conservation.Dr Anne Poelina is a Nyi...

Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast

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Another mystery reptile. Bush Heritage supporter Lisa has asked whether anyone can identify the species of this skink that she photographed in central Victoria, north of Melbourne.