Land for Wildlife Officer for the Somerset region, Darren McPherson, provided these photos of dried grass seeds sticking out from gaps in a hardwood fence post. What was doing this? … Continue reading Fauna Detective – who did this?
It’s night time on a Land for Wildlife property near Mapleton and the eucalypt forest is quiet and still. Occasionally a Boobook Owl and Marbled Frogmouth call in the distance. … Continue reading Greater Gliders – cute, quiet and vulnerable
By Martyn Robinson and Bruce Thomson How many wildlife TV shows are there about zebras and lions compared to koalas, antechinus and possums? Answer: a lot! African mammal migrations are … Continue reading Australian Wildlife After Dark – Book Review
There are about 27 species of leafcutter bees in Australia. They are found in all states in both coastal and drier inland areas. They range in size from 6-15 mm … Continue reading Leafcutter Bees: The mystery behind circular holes in leaves
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
The Collared Delma (Delma torquata) is a small legless lizard that is found in scattered populations across South East Queensland. It has been recorded from undisturbed open forests around western … Continue reading Landholders help protect the threatened Collared Delma
In January this year, my husband was most unimpressed to find that something, presumably a rodent, was nesting inside his lovingly self-restored 1965 classic car. The animal had made a … Continue reading Introducing the Buff-footed Antechinus