Have you ever paused to wonder how old the trees on your property are? Soon after purchasing my own property I remember marvelling at some of the trees and guessed … Continue reading How to Age Trees
Land for Wildlife people get it. In my experience they learn so much simply by observing the rich tapestry of Mother Nature. I call my place ‘A university without the … Continue reading Land for Wildlifers – The Observers
No, not the botanical type, but the Pale Headed (Platycercus adscitus) or Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) type! If, like us, you run cattle on your property, or own a property … Continue reading Planting Rosellas – One nest at a time!
Nest boxes are a great way to increase the number of hollows and therefore the number of hollow dependant animals using your property. Installing them does require some maintenance, as … Continue reading Bees in Nest Boxes – a sticky problem
Before I purchased my property in 1975 it had been used as part of a larger cattle property and was partially cleared. My 160 acres at Conondale is situated in … Continue reading Property Profile: Tools to encourage a biodiverse grassy understorey
Parramatta Grass, along with most of the weedy Sporobolus grass family, has become a huge and increasing problem for landholders. This article discusses a couple of control methods and is … Continue reading Parramatta Grass: A new control method
Much attention is given to improving the condition of our waterways. Having native vegetation, good water quality and healthy populations of fish and invertebrates in our creeks and rivers is … Continue reading Invisible but Valuable: Secretive rails in our waterways
When Romane Cristescu was doing her PhD on land rehabilitation and its benefits for Koalas, spending days upon days searching through the leaf litter for Koala scats (poo), she thought … Continue reading Sniffing out Solutions: Detection Dogs for Conservation
Header: A bare paddock – arguably the least preferable type of land to rehabilitate and the most vulnerable to soil erosion. Now that I have your attention… If I just … Continue reading I would prefer a paddock full of weeds to a bare paddock by Phil Moran
A common sight on Land for Wildlife properties: a big pile of dead lantana. Both Spencer Shaw in the October 2012 newsletter and Peter Darvall in January 2013 have suggested … Continue reading Property profile: Is there such a thing as a good weed? Mt Mee.