Being a long-term member of Land for Wildlife (LfW) for over 20 years, and having a background in psychology, I have often wondered what motivates people like me to become … Continue reading What Motivates People to do Conservation?
The eruption of Mount St Helens in Washington State in 1980 created a scree slope on the side of the mountain. When I visited some years later, tourists were able … Continue reading Simple Staircases for Steep Slopes
As an alternative to nest boxes, chainsaw-carved cavities (also known as chainsaw hollows) are an innovative approach for creating additional habitat opportunities for arboreal, hollow-dependent species. In SEQ, over 130 … Continue reading Chainsaw Hollows: An alternative to nest boxes
Invertebrates play a significant role in the ecology of this planet. They pollinate many of our native plant species, have led to numerous medical discoveries, provide food and help to … Continue reading Macro Phone Lens for Insect Identification
The majority of native vegetation that once grew on flat land in SEQ has made way for urban, industrial and agricultural uses. Consequently, much of the bushland that remains today … Continue reading Pathways to Better Property Management
Brush-matting is a land rehabilitation and erosion control technique that doesn’t require any specialist skills or materials and offers landholders a cost-effective option for addressing the early stages of erosion. … Continue reading Brush-Matting to Mitigate Soil Erosion
Discovering you have a weed list of 48 species on your property can be somewhat confronting. However, quantity alone cannot measure the task at hand – a list of 12 … Continue reading Contexualising Your Property in the Landscape
Many Land for Wildlife landholders would have had the experience of people dumping rubbish (particularly invasive garden waste) onto their property. And these landholders would have thought, “I wish I … Continue reading Illegal Dumping: Caught in the Act