Monthly Archives: September 2017

Monitoring the superb parrot in Canberra

On 22nd September, I joined Dr. Laura Rayner from ACT Parks and Conservation Service to prepare for a superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) monitoring project in Throsby, ACT. I was so lucky that superb parrots arrived in Canberra earlier this year … Continue reading

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Park care in Mount Majura Nature Reserve

Mount Majura Nature Reserve (MMNR) (35°14’15″S 149°10’50″E) is part of the Canberra Nature Park. This natural reserve is located in the northern suburbs of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. There is a series of residual bush areas of mainly … Continue reading

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Land management and the Encroaching City Boundaries

U6176883 Becoming a park ranger, the dream job for so many Fenner graduates. Getting paid to spend the day in the field, relaxing amongst nature. But how does the idealised vision differ from fact, especially when within the urban interface? … Continue reading

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Birding in Capertee

A flash of black and yellow streaks across the lens of the binoculars I’m peering through. I swing them around and manage to focus on a bird for a brief moment before it darts off again through the trees. It … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT

Located just a 40-minute drive from Canberra’s city center, the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (TNR) operates as an ecotourism facility striving for sustainable land management and environmental operations, focusing on conserving natural and cultural values. TNR operates through three primary divisions; … Continue reading

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Last ones in the wild: Regent honeyeaters.

              Introduction and issues:     Some organisms are so rare, and at such low a number, that in a day’s time, and within the radius of a few kilometres, one can find a … Continue reading

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