Budawang Coast Atlas of Life的日誌

期刊歸檔用於 2023年4月


iNaturalist App Citizens Science Training Batemans Bay Sat 29 April 9 – 11 am

LOCATION Water Gardens Park 1 Museum Pl, Batemans Bay
DATE Sat 29 April 9-11am
RSVP to floydwafer62@gmail.com or 0422891740
Event by The Coastwatchers Association

Jenny will help you use the app on your mobile or tablet to photograph and record your observations of water birds and plants at the entrance to the water garden. Bring a hat & insect repellant as we will be walking outdoors.
Jenny will be covering:

  • Field photo techniques;
  • Uploading photos;
  • Obscuring location of rare species;
  • Joining local Eurobodalla and surrounding area observation projects;
  • One on one training.
    These field trips will be held throughout this year.

由使用者 barv barv2023年04月01日 11:57 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論


iNaturalist Online Training Wed 19 Apr 7.30-8:15 pm

Do you know someone who would love to learn more about iNaturalist?
Do you want a refresher or a recap to teach others?
Sign up here https://events.humanitix.com/get-started-with-inaturalist

This online session will cover:
An introduction to iNaturalist
Step by step instructions on how to make observations with iNaturalist
Practice submitting an observation using your smartphone, tablet or computer
How your observations feed into projects
Bring your smartphone, tablet or computer to the session, as there will be a break in the middle to take a photo and practice making an observation.

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New research

New research reveals how forests reduce their own bushfire risk, if they’re left alone.

Philip Zylstra, Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University, Research Associate at University of New South Wales
Grant Wardell-Johnson, Adjunct Associate Professor, Molecular and Life Sciences and ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University

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Milton Ulladulla Rainforest community planting day, Yatte Yattah Sat 22 April

The Milton Ulladulla Subtropical Rainforest Revival invites you to a fantastic Earth Day planting.
Place: 52 Currowar Lane, Yatte Yattah / Date: 22 April / Time: 9am-2.30pm

Building on the great planting done in 2022 next door, it's an awesome opportunity to invest in our planet by planting rainforest trees and helping our unique and threatened rainforest!

Arrive at 9 am to sign on and learn more about how our Milton Ulladulla Rainforest recovery project is going. Please bring water, gloves if you have them and wear sturdy shoes and sun safe (or wet weather) clothing. There will be hand tools and some gloves on site. Lunch provided. Amenities available.

Site Details: There is a gentle slope on site but the planting block Is mostly clear. Walk through the main gate off Currowar Lane then follow the driveway and rainforest pictures to the planting site.
Parking: on the south border of the site. We'd love to see you there.

Please register to let us know you are coming, so we can feed you.
Beth Mott
E beth.mott@environment.nsw.gov.au
T 02 4224 4178

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Our new website... check it out

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Bushfires and Waterways: Stakeholder and Community Workshops 9 & 10 May

NSW DPE's Water Science branch is investigating the impacts of the 2019/20 bushfires on waterways in NSW. They are particularly interested in how to manage some of these impacts, improve recovery and increase resilience to future impacts.
They are holding two workshops in our region to discuss how DPE's findings can best assist land and water management efforts.

  • Tuesday 9 May 2023, 9am-1pm, Mollymook Golf Club
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023, 10:30am-2:30pm, Narooma Surf Club

The audience will be representatives from our science branch, local councils, Local Land Services, National Parks and other land and water management agencies and as many community members as possible.

The first hour will likely be focused on local and state government representatives, but community members are welcome from 10am at Mollymook and 11:30am in Narooma.

Sessions include keynote presentations, an interactive session, morning tea and lunch.
If you have any questions or to RSVP enquiries.waterscience@environment.nsw.gov.au
Or lodge RSVP here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuXTu-2zPAI9BoTEQe42t6sVURUlLMUtBSVpQOFpGSFlOWVRPVDZNNExLOC4u

由使用者 barv barv2023年04月22日 05:54 所貼文 | 0 評論 | 留下評論

For the newbies, intro training on You Tube

A comprehensive introduction to iNaturalist from a live workshop conducted by Rosalie Lawrence https://youtu.be/8JISQjYFFAs

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Results of Gang-gang diet Study - but keep adding records if can

Thanks to all of you that provided sightings of feeding Gang-gangs. In total over 4000 Gang-gang feeding sightings and records was able to be collated. The published report is available for free download on the Australian Bird Study Association website at https://absa.asn.au/corella-documents/volume-47-2023/

This is the abstract from the paper:

"The diet of the endangered Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum has not been well documented. The aim of this investigation was to collate and synthesise information from electronic and written sources to fill this knowledge gap and thus provide information that could assist in the species’ conservation. Four thousand one hundred and thirty five feeding records from across the species’ range were collated from image-based records posted on social media and citizen science platforms, and from the written records of bird observer clubs and bird group databases. There were 275 different food items recorded in these feeding records. Gang-gangs fed on seven main food groups: eucalypt nuts and flowers (43% of all feeding events); berries with relatively large seeds but a small pulp mass (21%); green cones of mainly the Pinaceae and Cupressaceae families (10%); wattles, almost exclusively in spring – early summer and on plants with green pods (8%); soft pods mainly of Liquidamber Liquidamber styraciflua (7%); nuts, mainly walnuts Juglans sp. and oak acorns Quercus sp. (3%), and invertebrates, mainly sawfly Pergidae sp. larvae and lerps Pysllidae sp. (1%). The Gang-gang’s diet varies across its range and this seems to largely reflect the particular food species that are available locally (both planted or indigenous to certain areas). However, there are both regional and overall food preferences. Just twelve taxa accounted for 54% of all feeding events, whilst most other food items were only recorded as being eaten once or twice. Twenty-six percent of the plant species eaten are exotic, which suggests that Gang-gangs can adjust to new food sources. Gang-gangs’ diet is broad and flexible and their food is abundant."

There is now enough information to determine that food availability is not a limiting factor for Gang-gangs, and I don’t intend to continue to do any more work on this area. However it would be good if you can keep adding your records to iNaturalist and the Hungry Parrots project https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/hungry-parrots-project as it will enable others to do further future analysis with a larger data set. Already my report is out of date in that you have added additional food items to the 275 I collated. The paper also suggests that analysis of diet using iNaturalist records could be useful for other parrot species.

Thanks again for your contributions to the study. Michael Mulvaney

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Website post: almost 85,000 records

BCAL now has nearly 85,000 records of the unique biodiversity on the NSW Budawang Coast – 6,000 species, from 2,500 observers and verified by 3,000 identifiers. Thanks to all our contributors and special thanks to the identifiers who ensure our records are of highest possible quality. We are learning a lot, not just about the rare, but also the common. Read more on our website: https://budawangcoast.org.au/2023/04/24/more-than-8000-observations/

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Alison Pouliot: Encounters with Fungi - website link below for booking details

Encounters with Fungi Sun 02 July 10am-2pm – Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Garden
Presented by ecologist, photographer and author Alison Pouliot
A 4-hour workshop with both theoretical and practical components, it introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi.

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