Monthly Archives: September 2016

Breathing Life back into the Grassy Woodlands at Mulligan’s Flat

Situated along the northern urban outskirts of Canberra is a considerably large time capsule presently in its early stages of development: the Mulligans Flat and Goorooyaroo Woodland Sanctuary Reserve. Prior to the establishment of the Sanctuary in 1994, the land had undergone … Continue reading

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Learning about Managing Plants, Predators and People at MRC

[NB: due to temporary camera issues photos are not yet available. Once the technical difficulties have been resolved, this post will be updated to include them.] [Source: Google Maps September 28, 2016). Biodiversity Conservation requires a whole range of considerations: … Continue reading

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Dieting to beat the heat: possum diets and climate change

A fuzzy face popped up on my Facebook feed: possum volunteers wanted! I was sold, and started volunteering the very next week. From February onwards I have been helping to care for the brushtail possums that are the focus of Sarah … Continue reading

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ACT Parks and Wildlife, Management of the Murrumbidgee River Corridor

In the mid semester break just past I got to experience my dream job with ACT Parks and Conservation. I was lucky enough to be granted a spot with the department at their Murrumbidgee River Corridor Depot located in the … Continue reading

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The National Seed Bank: Native Plant Conservation

In the recent break I spent several days (8th, 12th and 13th Sept) volunteering at the Seed Bank in the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG). The main function of the Seed Bank is storing seeds for conservation, undertaking native seed … Continue reading

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Legless and seeing Dragons: Managing environmental offsets in the ACT

  Besides both species missing the usual body parts, Striped Legless Lizards (Delma impar) and Grassland Earless Dragons (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) have a few things in common. For example, both species live out their lives in the ACT’s dwindling areas of … Continue reading

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Birdwatching for Biodiversity: Woodland Bird Research in the Southwest Slopes Bioregion

The charisma of the Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) is difficult to describe to the unknowing. A bird much bolder than its size would suggest, the Wagtail is one of Australia’s most widespread bird species. As such, the sight of a … Continue reading

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