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This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #11: Mt Burr Swamp update, Forgotten Fauna continues, the "Big Wet" hits the region and more!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #11:
Mt Burr Swamp update, Forgotten Fauna continues, the "Big Wet" hits the region and more!

Latest news on the Mt Burr Swamp fundraiser – with less than 3 weeks to go!

Thanks to the generous support of about 50 people and/or groups that have donated so far to the Mount Burr Swamp fundraiser, we have reached $22,000 in funding - which is a great achievement! - but we still have a long way to go. If at this...

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Mt Burr Swamp – Reviewing the ABC South East radio coverage so far…

Thanks to our friends at ABC South East Radio, the Mt Burr Swamp project has been receiving some fantastic attention over the airwaves. For more information, have a listen to one of the segments below! In the first session, I spoke to mornings presenter Selina Green to...

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Southern Bent-wing Bats photographed by Terry Reardon from the SA Museum - our most recent expert to discuss the benefits of restoring Mt Burr Swamp for our native wildlife on ABC South East radio.

Mainland Forgotten Fauna: Part 6 – The demise of our forgotten fauna… and what do the Fox and Cane Toad have in common?

The demise of many of the medium sized ('critical weight range') small mammals across south-eastern Australia that followed the concurrent suppression or eradication of dingoes and the arrival of foxes - combined of course with the clearance, development and intensive grazing of land - was for the most part swift and...

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What do the Fox and Cane Toad have in common?

Soaking rains liven up the East St Wetland!

With impressive winter rains, many of the often inconspicuous, and often dry wetlands of the region have come to life including our little swamp scrub restoration site at East St in Narrawong! As a lot of the area is now holding water, the plants and animals have...

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Freshwater Burrowing Crayfish (Engaeus sp.) stack at East St Wetland

Finally! – A wet year for our wetland restoration sites

It has been a long-time coming, but finally over much of the region people are saying "this is what a wet year looks like", or "it reminds me of the 80s or early 90s". My first visit to the region was in 1996 and there was...

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Spring emergence in Blue Gum woodlands

I recently visited Fairview Conservation Park (in the mid south east, north of Lucindale) and noted water, water everywhere. "Not a surprise", I hear you say, but it was nice to see the Melaleuca’s with water lapping at their feet, in a lagoon I’d never...

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Kangoora Lagoon in Fairview Conservation Park

Latham’s Snipe survey of wetlands in September

Come out to help survey for the migratory Latham’s Snipe on September 17th in sites previously known for Snipe in the South East. Notification of this survey has been prompted through The Latham’s Snipe Project (Dr Birgita Hansen) where it was started by a group of...

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Latham’s Snipe seen at Fox Lake in summer 2015
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