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Meet the team: who’s who in the Connecting Country zoo?

Posted on 30 January, 2020 by Frances

We thought it might be nice for our friends and supporters to get to know the team at Connecting Country, in case you don’t already. Over the coming blogs we will feature each member of our dedicated Connecting Country staff team, including a little about their interests and why they joined Connecting Country.

Here is an overview of our current staff and when you’ll usually find them in the office.

  • Frances Howe – Director (Monday to Thursday)
  • Asha Bannon – Landcare Facilitator (Monday to Thursday)
  • Jacqui Slingo – Landscape Restoration Coordinator (Monday to Thursday)
  • Bonnie Humphreys – Landscape Restoration Coordinator (Mondays and Thursdays)
  • Ivan Carter – Engagement Coordinator (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Jess Lawton – Monitoring Coordinator (Mondays and Tuesdays)

We also want to let you know that our wonderful Asha Bannon will be taking extended leave from mid-March to September 2020. During this time, the very capable Jacqui Slingo will take over as Landcare Facilitator, while local expert Bonnie Humphreys takes the lead as Landscape Restoration Coordinator.

The team at Connecting Country, minus Ivan Carter, who is pictured below with Jess Lawton. Photos: Heather Barrett and Tanya Loos


2 responses to “Meet the team: who’s who in the Connecting Country zoo?”

  1. Adele says:

    Hi all,
    Looking for local info about phascogales, I stumbled across your site.
    We have a couple of acres in the Yandoit Bush. Tonight just on dusk we had a small phasco visit the bird bath on our deck for a drink. Didn’t take a photo because didn’t want to scare it.
    Wondering if we should put some nest boxes up for them, any advice would be great.
    Regards Adele and Kerrie

    • Ivan says:

      Hello Adele and Kerrie, thanks for saying hello. There is a distinct lack of good tree hallows for our marsupials, so yes, nest boxes would be a good option. Our monitoring coordinator, Jess Lawton, would be a great contact: , who is an expert on phascogales! We also have a contact who makes nest boxes if needed. thanks

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