Posted on 31 October, 2018 by Tanya Loos
Connecting Country is proud to work with Trust for Nature and delighted to promote the latest presentation with the Castlemaine Field Nats.
Deanna Marshall will present on ‘Plains for the wanderer‘ about a small grassland bird who is doing it tough – the Plains Wanderer. Deanna Marshall is Trust for Nature’s North West Area Manager, and has been working hard to help Plains Wanderer habitat in this region.
Deanna supplied the following about these cryptic and special birds:
‘Plains-wanderers are nationally critically endangered. They share a physical resemblance to quail, but in evolutionary terms, they are one of a kind – there’s no bird like it in the world. In Victoria, 95% of native grasslands that Plains-wanderers formerly occupied have been lost to cultivation and urban development. The protection and maintenance of the habitat of the Plains-wanderer is vital for the conservation of the species, but will this be enough?’
The event commences at 7.30 pm on Friday 9 November 2018 in the Fellowship Room, located in the building behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine VIC (next door to Castlemaine Art Museum). Following Deanna’s talk and questions, tea and snacks will be available.
Posted on 9 October, 2018 by Asha
Axe Creek Landcare invites you to:
Working with Nature — conserving woodland birds with special guest, Chris Tzaros (Birds, bush and beyond)
- Join Axe Creek Landcare for a visual extravaganza of award winning bird photography from wildlife ecologist Chris Tzaros.
- Learn about the habitat requirements of our woodland birds, why some are endangered and what conservation actions you can do to reverse local declines.
- Meet neighbours and people and network to develop ideas for future on-ground activities.
- Join optional local field trip for those interested in learning more in the field.
- Light lunch provided.
Where: Emu Creek Hall, Cnr Emu Creek and Hargreaves Rd, Emu Creek (via Strathfieldsaye), VIC 3551
Bookings: click here
For more information please contact Adrian Martins on 0427 099 376.
Posted on 20 September, 2018 by Tanya Loos
A date for your diary! Join Connecting Country for an afternoon/evening of science, food and fun.
Hear from two leading scientists and share a yummy vegetarian meal, incorporating our (famously short) AGM.
Threatened fauna forum and AGM
Saturday 10 November 2018 from 4.00 to 7.00 pm
Campbells Creek Community Centre (45 Elizabeth St, Campbells Creek VIC)
Our presenters are both wonderful supporters of Connecting Country. Andrew helped design both of our long term monitoring programs (woodland birds and nest boxes). Jess has incorporated the Connecting Country nest box data into her PhD on Brush-tailed Phascogales. Jess also assisted enormously in our 2018 nest box check.
PhD candidate Jess Lawton (La Trobe University): Results of Connecting Country’s Brush-tailed Phascogale monitoring
RSVP is essential if you wish to join us for dinner.
For more information and bookings email email@example.com or phone 5472 1594.
To view our flyer for the event: click here
This threatened species forum is generously supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust via our Habitat Health Check project.