Just a reminder that the 2016 planting days are almost upon us. We have a flyer here with all the details.
This year our weekends are July 30/31 Aug 13/14 Aug 27/28 Sept 10/11 Sept 24/25
Have a look at our 2016 interim report with some great information on how the project is progressing. Grab the PDF now!
It's early days yet, but we have started up a YouTube channel where we will be pushing new videos from the project. We've got a lot footage from around the nest boxs capturing comings and goings and some interesting behaviour.
Our channel can be found here, and I will be slowly uploading footage over the coming weeks!
Thanks for the great work from Andie in placing the cameras, and to Trust for Nature for giving us a loan of their cameras for several weeks.
We've also done some update to the web site cleaning up old information and adding new.
Check out this report on seasonal changes for gliders as well as a interesting chart on Phascogale population expansion across the Lurg Hills from 2001 to 2014.
Last, but not least, we have an article on "Seed Orchards", securing rare and depleted plants which is now underway, after several years of detailed planning.
|2016 planting weekends|
|30 - 31 July 2016||13 - 14 August 2016||27 - 28 August 2016||10 - 11 September 2016||24 - 25 September 2016|
Our new gallery now has added videos and plus fantastic photos for a snapshot of what has been happening with the project over the years.
There is plenty of room for more!
The Regent Honeyeater Project has established itself as one of the most active volunteer conservation projects in the nation.
It has engaged a whole farming community in restoring remnant box-ironbark habitat for the endangered species still living in the district, and attracted ongoing support from a wide cross section of the community to help farmers with the on-ground works.
Propagation and planting days are organised each year for a thousand students from more than 20 local schools and hundreds of volunteers from universities, walking clubs, church groups, bird observers, scouts, environment groups and the like.
A range of other activities such as nest box placement and monitoring provide crucial habitat for rare mammals as well as valuable motivational experiences for visiting groups.
The massive scale of our tree-planting work has enormous benefits for landcare as well as for wildlife.
Almost 900 hectares of restored habitat is reducing salinity and erosion problems, and improving water quality, stock shelter and natural pest control.
It really is a demonstration of the changes needed for ecologically sustainable development.
There is a lot of good news to share about our joint achievements in the past, and the big plans we have for the coming year.