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This week's blogs - Forgotten fauna, Eaglehawk tree planting update and our wetlands awake - plus more!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #5 -
Forgotten fauna, Eaglehawk tree planting update and our wetlands awake!

Mainland Forgotten Fauna: Part 1 – It’s 1893 and time to go hunting at Strathdownie

A few recent events and discussions have got me thinking about how little today we really think about what our ground-dwelling mammalian forest fauna was really like across south-eastern Australia; both before the arrival of Europeans (including, long before that, dingoes arriving in Australia), and then...

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The Toolache Wallaby – also locally known as “Brush” or “Brusher” wallaby.
Illustration by John Gould, 1863.

Eaglehawk Waterhole Planting Festival wrap up

Earlier in the month, from Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 June, NGT staff and volunteers camped out at Eaglehawk Waterhole to get this year's 20 Million Trees planting underway. The first day saw a us packing just under 8000 seedlings and gear into the back...

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Saturday's planting team at Eaglehawk Waterhole
Photograph by Rose Thompson

Swamps awake on the back of solid May rains

The signs of two dry years are still lingering but one can't help but feel optimistic that we might have turned a corner. With Warrnambool falling just 0.5mm short of achieving its highest May rainfall on record, and similar trends occurring to the north and west,...

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Water ribbons and milfoil emerge...
Photograph by Lachlan Farrington

Permanent pools along the Wannon River provide critical refuge through the tough times

Back in April, Liam and I spent a week exploring the southern Grampians in search of permanent pools along the Wannon River to identity key drought refuge sites (permanent pools) for native aquatic species. These surveys were part of a wider project (generously funded by the Victorian...

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Upstream refuges along the Wannon River - typical pool of reasonable water level (left) and concentrated pool at Jimmy Creek campground (right).
Photograph by Lauren Veale

Regional Action Plan workshops – great team work across the South East!

Natural Resources South East and Nature Glenelg Trust joined forces over the last 7 months to roll out a number of community workshops as part of the Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project (RUEC). The aim of the workshops was to seek input and engage with the community, landholders...

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Lunch break at Noonameena, talking about Malleefowl.
Photograph by Bryan Haywood
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