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Last Updated: 6th February 2020
South Coast Feral Fighter Predator Poo Patrol
Have you ever wondered what predators are on your property?
Or what they are eating?
We would like to invite you to take part in the Predator Poo Patrol 2020 and help us understand the impact of pest animals in our local area.
The results from the 2018 Poo Patrol highlighted that foxes and wild dogs were preying on native wildlife including; long-nosed bandicoots, ringtails possums, wombats, swamp wallabies, sugar gliders and the threatened eastern pygmy possum.
The Predator Poo Patrol will run until next Autumn 2020.
Each participant will receive a Predator Poo Collection Kit, to collect a predator scat (wild dog, fox or feral cat) and submit it to be analysed. The free analysis will tell us what animal it was from and what they have been eating.
Contact Evelyn Osborne on 0409 541 131 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or get involved.
Stingless Native Bees Talk
INTERESTED IN STINGLESS NATIVE BEES AND BEEHIVES?
Come along to the Native Beekeeping workshop to be held on Sunday, 9 February starting at 1pm at the Berry Cool Nursery, Cnr Coolangatta Road and Bolong Road, Shoalhaven Heads.
Melissa Ballantyne from Sydney Stingless Bees will be telling us about Australian Native bees and showing how to set up their hive. there will be bee hives and equipment for sale. $35 per person
Refreshments available onsite at The Three Pots Cafe and the plant nursery will open for people to browse through. To book a place please contact Laurie Talbot on 0428 441 667; email@example.com
Backyard Beekeeping workshop
Two day workshop with Bruce White at Berry.
3 places are available for this weekend
When: Sat 15th & Sun 16th Feb
Where: Berry LLS Office
Cost: $200 pp
Time: 8.45am to 5pm
Nature Talks - Echidnas
Come along on Wednesday 26 February from 6pm and learn more about the weird and wonderful echidna with John Marsh from Potoroo Palace, at our next Nature Talk in the Library. Our free monthly Nature Talks in the Library are held in the Shellharbour Civic Centre. They are designed for adults and older children (8 years+) to hear firsthand from people working in biodiversity conservation and research, nature photography and wildlife care.
Bookings essential through Eventbrite or by calling City Library on 4221 6222.
Birdlife Shoalhaven Talk
The Bushfire Crisis – the Race to Save Birds in the Shoalhaven and beyond' with guest speaker Dr. Martine Maron
When: Sunday 8 March
Where: Mollymook Golf Club
Martine is a Professor of Environmental Management and an ARC Future Fellow at The University of Queensland, Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub, and Vice-President of BirdLife Australia. Her research group works on a range of problems in applied ecology and conservation policy, including drivers of landscape-level species richness, resource distribution and persistence of bird species in patchy landscapes, and how climate change will influence the persistence of species through inducing resource crunches.
She will talk about what her research is revealing about the potential impacts of the bushfires on Australia’s birds and biodiversity, and how she is working with others to engage with government on policy setting in the face of this crisis.
You will also hear about the immediate response in the Shoalhaven to the animal welfare crisis and BirdLife Shoalhaven's post-fire bird monitoring project.
As space will be limited, it is essential that you reply to me by clicking on the following link - firstname.lastname@example.org - ASAP if you will be attending.
Please bring a gold coin donation to help offset the costs of the event.
Quarter Acre Farm - Building Healthy Soil Workshop
Growing healthy food starts with the soil. Healthy soil grows healthy plants, animals and humans. This workshop will focus on the ‘how to’ aspects of building healthy soil using organic management practices. From the backyard to the broadacre, this workshop covers strategies for home gardeners and farmers alike.
We will run through some basic soil tests using samples you bring from home and finish the workshop by building a no-dig garden bed using the knowledge gained through the theory part of the workshop. Workshop notes to take home are also included.
When: Sunday March 15th, 2020
How long: 11am to 4pm (morning tea provided BYO lunch)
Where: Mittagong - address given on registration
Cost: $100 or $80 concession
To reserve a place in the workshop please email Joanne Dodd at email@example.com
CWA Tour of Mulloon Institute
When: Saturday 28th March
Time: 10.30 - 3.30pm
Cost: $90 pp
The tour is open to both CWA members and to non-members, and we encourage interested landholders to take up this opportunity to join us in learning more about The Mulloon Institute landscape management.
Morning & afternoon tea (BYO lunch)
• Bus transport between field sites
• Tour of Mulloon Creek rehabilitation area
• Tour of step diffusion system on slope country
• Presentation by Research Coordinator Luke Peel BAppSc, followed by a Q&A session
Contact: Rebecca Hogan
E: firstname.lastname@example.org or M: 0412 600 173
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