Entries by wslc

Attract birds to your garden

Native plants are a great way to attract birds to your garden, but the type of native you plant can greatly affect the types of birds it will attract. The species you select will influence whether you favour seed-eaters, honeyeaters or insect-eaters, but they all like thick vegetation to nest, shelter and forage in, so […]

Honing your bird ID skills

Can you pick a Brown Treecreeper from a Whitethroated Treecreeper? Do you know what a Spotted Pardalote’s call sounds like? Want to know clues to finding the rare Regent Honeyeater? Ever wanted to record what birds are in your area? Come and join a workshop on woodland bird identification and survey methods! Central Tablelands LLS […]

Environmental expo a success

The biggest event on Watershed Landcare’s calendar is over for another year. The Green Day environmental expo for year 5 and 6 students from schools across our region was held at Mudgee Showground last Thursday. “Everything ran very smoothly, which is no mean feat with coordinating nearly 600 kids from 13 schools and 20 workshops […]

The economics of street trees

We all know that trees improve air and water quality, capture and store carbon, provide shade, increase biodiversity, reduce winter temperature variances, reduce average heat wave temperatures and help to minimise stormwater damage. But scientists and economists are just beginning to appreciate the multiple benefits and economic value that street trees provide in urban environments. […]

Get involved in Landcare

September 4-10 marks Landcare Week. Landcare Week is an annual celebration encouraging everyone, wherever they live and whatever they do, to get involved in the Landcare community and help protect and restore our country’s valuable natural resources. Landcare became a national initiative in 1989 and has since grown into the largest environmental and land management […]

Watershed makes waves

Watershed Landcare is very pleased to announce that we have confirmed our keynote speaker for our 9th annual Green Day event. We have been fortunate to secure the services of Ruben Meerman, a.k.a the Surfing Scientist! Ruben is a passionate science educator, who travels extensively throughout Australia running exciting and engaging science sessions for primary […]

Tour gives insight into systems

After a successful tour last year, Watershed Landcare’s Grazing Group will be heading off on another bus trip to explore various production systems in our region and beyond. The tour will visit Rob Lennon at Gundooee to see the impacts of the fire earlier in the year and the management strategies put in place for […]

Going mad for our Green Day

Watershed Landcare is busy organising its 9th annual Green Day event, happening this year at Mudgee Showground on 7 September. We’ve got record numbers for this year’s event with 625 students from 16 schools participating. The theme of this year’s event is GoMAD, an acronym for Go Make A Difference, the theme aligns with a […]

Getting the buzz on backyard beekeeping

Renowned beekeeper and industry expert, Bruce White OAM will be back in Mudgee in August for another beekeeping course. Are you interested in learning about bees, or perhaps having your own hive but don’t know where to start? The Mudgee Bee Group will be hosting the Backyard Beekeeping course and invite novice and experienced beekeepers, […]

A spinning spider’s good side

A healthy spider community means a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem. How do you measure the health of something as diverse and complex as an entire ecosystem? Ecologists use top-level, or apex, predators as an indirect measure of the biodiversity and functionality of the entire system. The reasoning is that if those at the top of the […]