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This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #16: Lots of stories about fish, birds, plants and wetlands!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #16
FISH AND WETLAND NEWS

Calling all mulloway anglers – don’t forget to donate your frames to science!

Last month, our aquatic ecologist Lauren Veale had the opportunity to travel to Hobart and speak about NGTs mulloway citizen science project at the Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference. It was a great chance to share some research results and highlight the important role of citizen science in...

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Local angler Shane Lowry, with a mulloway caught last year which he donated to the citizen science program.

Highlights from the 2016 Australian Society for Limnology Conference in Ballarat

NGT Senior Wetland Ecologist Lachlan Farrington recently attended the annual Australian Society for Limnology (ASL) Conference in Ballarat.  The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Waters of past and present: shaping pathways for future management‘ and focused on decision making in times of uncertainty. This theme...

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Notosraca (shield shrimp) on left and Anostraca (freshwater fairy shrimp) on right. Two species which emerged at Walker Swamp in response to winter inundation.

A great recent article that sums up the full story of Robbie the Bittern

The September 2016 edition of Australian Birdlife magazine features a great story by Matt Herring, Inka Veltheim and Andrew Silcocks, which tells the full story of Robbie the Bittern, as well as the wider Bitterns in Rice satellite tracking project, which has taught us so much...

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NGT COMMUNITY NURSERY NEWS

Beautiful local native wildflowers now for sale from the NGT nursery – come and see us today!

A selection of native wildflowers are available for purchase from our nursery in Mount Gambier. Growing locally indigenous native plants is a great way to support native wildlife including insects such as butterflies and bees.

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Kids have a great time making wildflower seed bombs

A group of 19 young people recently enjoyed a novel school holiday activity: creating native wildflower seed-bombs! Nursery staff, Yvonne and Rose, ran the school holiday workshop on 13 October at our nursery in Mount Gambier, with participants ranging in age from two to 12. During...

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By carefully mixing the correct ratio of clay to fine potting mix, and then gently spraying in water while stirring, participants of all ages were able to create goody-bags full of seed-balls to take home.

Second interim propagation report for the NGT nursery now available to download

One of the important roles of the NGT community nursery is to conduct research into propagation techniques for species which are generally not available in existing commercial nurseries. Discovering germination cues - "cracking the code" - or other important propagation information, will eventually lead to an increase...

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MT BURR SWAMP ROUND UP!

Summing up the CrossBorder art exhibition – A fitting way to celebrate the significance of wetlands

CrossBorder by name and cross-border by nature, last month's exhibition exploring the significance of wetlands across our region was a wonderful event.  The show included artists from both sides of the border and was exhibited in two vastly different venues, but carried a consistent message. ...

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Mt Burr Swamp media – the final batch!

Over the final few weeks of the Mt Burr Swamp campaign and its aftermath, there was plenty of media action, following on from earlier radio interviews. First up in this final batch, we...

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Article from the Border Watch – 13th of October 2016

Mt Burr Swamp – summarising a special community celebration

What a memorable time we had over the second weekend in October! It kicked off on Friday the 7th of October, with a gathering at Joann Fife's Chapel Studio on Suttontown Rd in Mount Gambier, for the Cross Border art exhibition. Over 70 people came along to see...

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A portion of the audience hear about the almost 5 year journey that led to the purchase of Mt Burr Swamp.
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