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This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #20: Chatting about the Tookayerta Catchment, Brolgas, White-bellied Sea Eagles at Brady Swamp and lots of other NGT news!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #20
FEBRUARY 2017 NEWS

Fleurieu Swamps update: Keeping the conversation going in the Tookayerta Catchment

After a great community session in December to kick-start this project, NGT's Lachlan Farrington will be hoping to catch up face-to-face with anyone who has an interest in the Tookayerta Catchment over the next few weeks, to keep the conversation going as we continue to...

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Hesperilla CP – home to an important Fleurieu Swamp in the Tookayerta Catchment

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Part 3)

If you have managed to get out and poke around a few wetlands lately you would have seen a large number and possibly a variety of species of Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies). It hasn't been unusual to find up to 8-9 species at any given...

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Swamp Flat-tail (Austrothemis nigricens)

Brolga research article in the latest Plains Facts Newsletter

Many of NGTs supporters have a strong interest in our wetland species, and they don't come much more iconic than the majestic Brolga! The latest edition (Edition 19, Summer 2017) of Plains Facts includes a nice little progress summary of the NGT Brolga research project being undertaken...

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Discovery Bay Wetland Restoration Presentation by NGT – a special feature on RegenTV

Last year I was invited to speak at a fantastic single day restoration workshop in Sydney attended by around 300 people, and the event was recorded by the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) for RegenTV - a diverse on-line educational resource set-up by AABR for...

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Photo of the week: White-bellied Sea Eagles – Brady Swamp, Victoria

The white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is a spectacular bird of prey, and thanks to the major flow down the Wannon River late last year, a pair was spotted by NGT's Lachlan Farrington at Brady Swamp. The birds were subsequently photographed by Rod Bird of the...

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Adult White-bellied Sea Eagle at Brady Swamp. 16th December 2016. Photograph by Rod Bird.

Local stories in the latest edition of Wetlands Australia Magazine

It was World Wetlands Day last week (on the 2nd of February) which means the latest edition of Wetlands Australia Magazine has hit the virtual shelves. This time around two NGT stories feature, including: an article by our ecologist Lauren Veale about the latest native fish monitoring...

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NGT’s 5th Birthday Wrap

On the 16th of January 2017, about 25 people from the community joined us for morning tea, followed by a smaller intimate gathering for afternoon tea in Warrnambool - a great way to mark 5 years since NGT announced its arrival to the world in...

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