Budawang Coast Atlas of Life的日誌

2023年03月18日

Beyond threatened species – tracking the health of Australia’s bird communities Sat 29 Apr 2:00-3:30 pm

A presentation by Dr Martine Maron, President of BirdLife Australia, at Ulladulla Civic Centre, 81B Princes Hwy, Ulladulla
Book here: https://events.humanitix.com/martine-maron It's free.

Three years after the 2019-20 bushfires, Dr Martine Maron is returning to Ulladulla to talk about latest research into tracking the health of woodland bird communities.

Woodland bird communities in Australia are increasingly under threat. Martine will demonstrate why it is important for us to measure and track the condition of entire bird communities – not just individual species. She will describe current research to identify and map all the different types of Australian bird communities and how we can measure their health and condition. With thousands of Australians contributing data through citizen science, and the rapid expansion of acoustic monitoring, we may not be long away from being able to measure and track the condition — and, let’s hope, the recovery — of bird communities right across Australia.

An eminent conservation scientist with decades of experience in research and policy, Martine is Professor of Environmental Management at The University of Queensland. Her research group works on problems at the interface of environmental policy and ecology, particularly the conservation and recovery of Australia’s threatened birds and woodland bird assemblages. She also works to improve conservation and impact mitigation policy and practice, particularly relating to deforestation and biodiversity offsetting. Martine chairs the IUCN’s Impact Mitigation and Ecological Compensation Thematic Group, is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and a Board member of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. She was also Deputy Director of the former Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

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2023年03月14日

The Magical World of Fungi

The Magical World of Fungi
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden - 16th April 2023
Presented by experts Teresa and John Van der Heul, this walk will introduce you to the magical world of fungi and slime moulds. Participants will take a guided walk through the forest when fungi at their peak time in the Botanic Garden. After the walk a lab session will discuss material seen on the walk, and illustrate photographic techniques to highlight features.

Two sessions available: Sunday 16 April, 10am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm
• Sessions last ~2 hours, same material will covered in both sessions
• Commence at the ERBG Visitor Centre
• All ages welcome!

Places are limited, register now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-magic-of-mycelium-and-myxos-tickets-546791125977
All enquiries to herbarium@erbg.org.au

Posted on 2023年03月14日 00:09 by annielane annielane | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2023年03月04日

'South Coast Islands NSW' a new book, EOI or pre-order now

For years Helen Moody and Mike Jefferis led walks and kayak trips to, past or around 61 islands on South Coast NSW. Now they have written the first ever book on the islands. The book is more than a travel guide, it tells of First Nations connections, arrival of settlers, geology, flora, lighthouses, birdlife, lighthouses, shipwrecks and more. This book should be of interest to residents, bushwalkers, kayakers, historians and visitors.
About to be self-published and self-marketed, it's partially funded by donations and grants. All profits from sales will go to environmental projects. Your help is needed to determine size of print run. Send expressions of interest (EOI) to southcoastislandsbook@gmail.com - there is absolutely no obligation to pay in advance if you prefer to wait until the book is available at the end of May.
You can collect your order at the launch event or at an easily accessible Ulladulla pick-up point. Launch event is either Saturday 20 or 27 May, with more details to come.
Book cost:

  • $50 if paid by direct deposit into bank – Account name: Helen Moody; 112-879 123497192
    (Ensure you indicate your name on the payment and also email southcoastislandsbook@gmail.com direct or via the bank transaction so that we can record your payment)

  • $50 if paid by cash on collection
  • $51 if paid by credit or debit card on collection at launch event or local pick-up
  • $50 + $13.50 postage (postage covers 1 or 2 books)

See our Facebook page for photo of book and more details https://www.facebook.com/BudawangCoastAL/posts/pfbid02CftHau6gVdCDXWT787Kv6jC8SeAKY4thhbCqR5pQ9WDicLs33fLfFTn1sjEHtkyul?notif_id=1677925233498566&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif

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2023年03月02日

Weeds in Wildlife Microbiomes: antibiotic resistant bacteria in wildlife - free and online, link below to book

Thursday, 30 March 2023 at 6:00 pm Presented by Professor Michelle Power DPE NSW Wildlife Webinar Series 2023

The spread of antibiotic resistance in wildlife signals an increasing impact of the global issue of antimicrobial resistance. This talk will discuss the widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance in Australia’s wildlife. Comparisons of antibiotic resistance in flying foxes and koalas, in free-range animals and those undergoing care, will also be presented. The talk will end with a discussion about the significance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in wildlife, and the health and management of species.

Professor Michelle Power, School of Natural Sciences Macquarie University, is passionate about science and making a difference to wildlife health. Michelle’s research focuses on transmission of disease agents at the wildlife : human interface, with foci on zoonoses and reverse zoonoses.

Michelle’s research career began as a parasitologist investigating parasites that cause gastrointestinal illness, however, she now studies a broad range of pathogens and has purposefully shifted from the traditional approaches of one host – one pathogen model towards studies of co-infection. More recently, Michelle’s research efforts have focussed on examining the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife where her group is bolstering knowledge of the wildlife arm of the One Health approach to combatting antimicrobial resistance. Her research group works on a wide array of hosts that have been selected due to their close connectivity with people, mainly through urban adaptation or conservation management. The main species dominating her current research are flying fox, possums, koalas, Tasmanian devils and pinnipeds, and extensive collaborations with ecologists and veterinarians make this work possible.

Michelle is also passionate about science communication and engaging the public in research, including citizen science initiatives where people have collected possum scats for pathogen surveillance via the Scoop a Poop Citizen Science initiative.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/weeds-in-wildlife-microbiomes-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-in-wildlife-tickets-559266008687

Posted on 2023年03月02日 09:32 by barv barv | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2023年02月24日

Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action - Mar session - register by 28 Feb

BirdLife Australia is about to open up their Gang-gang Cockatoo edu-action project in 2023. With two sessions this year – March and August, you will get free access to a self-guided online course (taking an estimated 3 hours) that allows you to learn about Gang-gang Cockatoos and develop your own action plan to help the species.
Share and connect with other participants as you contribute to research that will inform recovery actions. Register your interest to join the upcoming March intake now - registrations close on 28 February!
Link for more information and to register https://birdlife.org.au/events/gang-gang-cockatoo-edu-action-course/?fbclid=IwAR3jTxVOirlEJiVel8zNaYDadgVL8bgzby3BkzEVJmVSfv5AoZKckWdvUcg

Posted on 2023年02月24日 07:25 by barv barv | 0 評論 | 留下評論

“Nesting birds - their haunts and habits” Tues 28 February 7pm, Jamberoo

IBOC veteran and master bird photographer Peter Fackender will present “Nesting birds - their haunts and habits” at this month’s Jamberoo CWA Nature talk. Featuring fascinating photos and video captured during more than 50 years as a bird photographer, Peter will be sharing tips on how to take good bird photos.

Details: 7pm Tuesday, 28 February, in the Jamberoo Youth Hall (directly behind IGA).
Admission $5 for adults, school age children free, includes light refreshments. No bookings required.

Peter has studied and photographed more than 450 birds in every part of Australia, including some of the most remote and inhospitable areas. For much of that time he carried scaffolding in his ute to erect 11 metre-high towers next to trees with bird’s nests. He would climb to the top every morning and spend the day photographing nestlings and their parents, sometimes for days on end. His rarest photograph is of a Grey Falcon which he found 100 km east of Birdsville.

So what makes a good bird photographer?
“The ability to blend in so you become part of the surroundings and so become invisible to birds,” says Peter. “And you need patience and more patience.”

Posted on 2023年02月24日 07:21 by barv barv | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2023年02月21日

iNaturalist Training & Field Trips - Batemans Bay 23 Feb or 1 April & Narooma 6 April 9-11am

Local botanist Jenny Connelly is running a series of iNaturalist Citizen Science field sessions.
This free training is being delivered as part of the Great Eastern Ranges WWF (Eurobodalla - lower Shoalhaven) project.

Thurs 23 Feb and Sat 1 April 9-11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/936784764003390/936793364002530?active_tab=about
iNaturalist App Citizen Science Training - Batemans Bay
Water Gardens - 1 Museum Place, Batemans Bay

Thurs 6 April 9-11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1283861385808730/
iNaturalist App Citizen Science Training - Narooma
Rotary Ringland walk, carpark at end of Ron Gross Lane, Narooma

RSVP: floydwafter62@gmail.com or 0422891740 or Facebook message for these events.

Bring a hat & insect repellent. We will be walking in the field.
Jenny will be covering: Field photo techniques; Uploading photos; Obscuring location of rare species; One on one training.

Please join these local projects beforehand. They are a great guide to see what is being seasonally recorded in our region and can help with plant ID.

You can direct message Jenny on iNaturalist – username floydwafer – if you need any iNat help.

Posted on 2023年02月21日 09:57 by barv barv | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2023年02月08日

Late Notice: 'Using Sanctuaries to Restore Degraded Ecosystems' online Thur 9 Feb 7-8pm

Presentation to NPA NSW meeting by Neville Barrett, Marine Science Research Fellow, University of Tasmania
'Using Sanctuaries to Restore Degraded Ecosystems' - Thursday 9 February 7-8pm online
Neville’s research has helped to improve our understanding of marine life and ecosystems in the temperate reef systems on the East Coast of Australia. He will share examples of how we can best design marine sanctuaries to protect important predators, such as the lobster, to keep our underwater world healthy.

He will explore how marine parks can help inform understanding and management of urchin barrens? What causes barrens and are they natural? Why are they where they are? What can/should we do about them? How do they impact biodiversity and ecosystem function?
FREE TICKETS HERE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/join-us-for-a-webinar-nsw-marine-parks-working-group-tickets-529147984867?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=cc0026bc5a

This presentation will be very educational for all levels of knowledge and particularly relevant to those attending Nature Coast Marine Group's S.O.S. Paddle Out on 12 March at Narooma.
https://www.ncmg.org.au/news-events/paddle-out-2023?ss_source=sscampaigns&ss_campaign_id=63e345d797d3136f1600b9a2&ss_email_id=63e349b597d3136f1600c2d7&ss_campaign_name=Neville+Barrett+presentation&ss_campaign_sent_date=2023-02-08T07%3A05%3A52Z

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2023年01月20日

iNaturalist training in the field 21 January and 1 February

On behalf of The Coastwatchers Association, Jenny Connelly will be holding more iNaturalist training sessions.
Saturday 21st January 9am and Wednesday 1st February 9am
Allow a couple of hours.

The next location is at Dalmeny, with the Dalmeny Matters group, but others are also welcome to attend.
Meet at the end of Elanora Street.
Please download the iNaturalist app to your phone.
Jenny will cover photography techniques, uploading photos, joining projects, GPS obscuring rare spp - whilst walking the Dalmeny trails.

Posted on 2023年01月20日 09:59 by barv barv | 0 評論 | 留下評論

2022年12月23日

New Committee and Season's Greetings

Another successful AGM with the following elected to committee
Chair - Annie Lane
Deputy Chair - Fiona Stewart
Secretary - Michael Irving
Treasurer - Michael Jefferis
Committee - Vicki Barclay, Margie Burk (new), Alison Dalyell, Tricia Kaye (new)
Alison stepped down as Secretary, and Evelyn May and Gerard Proust have resigned from the committee. Thank you for your contributions. And welcome to Margie and Tricia.

We now have 191 project members, 72,921 observations, 5,751 species, 2,861 Identifiers and 2,094 Observers, a significant increase in past 12 months.

In 2023, the BCAL committee intends to coordinate more educational and participatory events across our region. Look out for an event near you.

Have a happy festive season and catch you next year.

Posted on 2022年12月23日 00:53 by barv barv | 0 評論 | 留下評論