The nocturnal Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a master of disguise. This disguise and camouflage is assembled through a combination of stretched bodies, flattened and coloured feathers, narrowing their eyelids … Continue reading Tawny Frogmouths: A Master of Disguise
I received a call from Deborah Metters, Land for Wildlife Regional Coordinator, in early December 2014 about some likely reptile eggs that she accidentally uncovered whilst digging up large stones … Continue reading Hatching Wildlife: What to do if you dig up reptile eggs?
Nine years ago we bought a 65 hectare patch of Spotted Gum country in the north-eastern corner of what is now the Lockyer Valley Regional Council area. This was to … Continue reading Property Profile: Our Little Patch of Farm Forestry
Mosaic revegetation where only small areas of weeds are cleared and natives planted is proving to be effective. The chequered history of our revegetation efforts is long and winding, and … Continue reading Property Profile: What we have learnt, Upper Brookfield
Over the last decade or so, splatter guns have proven to be an effective weed control tool in the ongoing war to manage lantana and other weeds. Background Popular legend … Continue reading Splatter Guns for Herbicide Application
Studies from around the world have shown the importance of refuges, or refugia, for wildlife especially during difficult climatic periods such as ice ages. During ice ages, the climate cools … Continue reading Sunshine Coast: A Kangaroo Refuge
Upon flicking through and sorting hundreds of photos from fauna cameras recently deployed on a Land for Wildlife / Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA) property at Weyba Downs, I noticed a … Continue reading Pass the Salt Please: Kangaroos eating earth for mineral salts
Header: Celebrating this historic Land for Wildlife registration are (left to right): Lordie Walker, QCR; Richard Martin, QCR; Cr Craig Ogilvie; Maree Manby, RCC; Phil Sutherland, Biosecurity Queensland; Joel Bolzenius, … Continue reading Quandamooka Takes Lead Role in Conservation