Entries by wslc

Birds, Bats and Biodiversity

September is Biodiversity month, so what better time to celebrate Australia’s incredible biological diversity? A couple of events held in Mudgee this week did just that. On Wednesday evening Watershed Landcare hosted ‘Birds in the Bar’ with Sean Dooley at Roth’s Wine Bar. Sean Dooley is an author and comedian who has had a life […]

Tackling weeds with biocontrol

First introduced into the country in 1875, St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is now a declared noxious weed in many parts of south eastern Australia. It has become widely established in the Central Tablelands, being particularly suited to the hill and high-country pastures. Good results for the control of St Johns’ wort in the Mid […]

Birds in the bar with Sean Dooley

Have you ever wondered how to break the Australian birdwatching record? Did you even know we had a national twitching ‘Big Year’ championship for counting the most Australian bird species in one year? Watershed Landcare would like to invite you to join us for an evening of fun at Roth’s Wine Bar with Australia’s biggest […]

Have you seen this bird? The Honeyeater

Last weekend 1000 volunteers ventured out across NSW and Victoria in search of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. The survey, coordinated by BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds for Biodiversity team, is one of two annual targeted survey periods which rely on volunteer efforts to monitor priority locations. With an estimated wild population of only 350 mature […]

Incentives to assist private land managers to improve the extent, condition and connectivity of remnant vegetation and riparian areas on the land they manage

Central Tablelands LLS have launched incentive funding for two projects to improve landscape health and habitat values focusing on restoring the extent and quality of native vegetation. Private landholders within priority areas within the Central Tablelands region are invited to apply. The Healthy Landscapes project, funded through Catchment Action NSW, provides incentives to assist private […]

NSW host to iconic animal

The koala is one of our most iconic native animals. They are known to be quite fussy eaters, but did you know that the two or three primary species they prefer for food vary across their range? Koalas feed almost exclusively on eucalyptus leaves, consuming about half a kilogram per day. A recent review has […]

Local plants, honey at the Field Days

The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are on this Friday and Saturday at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) Ulan Rd, Mudgee. The Field Days aim to promote innovation and information on farming, particularly for small acreages, with demonstrations, workshops, livestock exhibits and thousands of products on display. This is a unique opportunity to talk […]

Landcare lectures at the Field Days

The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are on again on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC). The Field Days aim to promote innovation and information on farming, particularly for small acreages, with demonstrations, workshops, livestock exhibits and thousands of products on display. This is a unique opportunity to […]

Fascinating fungi for food and revolutionised modern medicine

Although among the most widely distributed organisms on the planet, most fungi are inconspicuous because of their microscopic size and subterranean lifestyles. Often we are unaware of their existence beneath our feet until their fruiting bodies, mushrooms, emerge. The fungus kingdom encompasses an enormous diversity of taxa with varied ecologies. A characteristic that places fungi […]