Bush Heritage Blog

Welcome to our blog. This is where you can stay up to date with news, observations, photography and more from our ecologists, reserve managers and others around the country.

Recent blog posts

Hamelin Outback Station Stay - open for the 2017 tourist season!

Last week Bush Heritage's Hamelin Outback Station Stay opened for the 2017 season. We are delighted to see the wonderful Station Stay team - Jackie Mahood, Denise Ivers and David Hulks - return to Hamelin for 2017, revitalised after the summer break. Station Stay Manager Jackie Mahood said as she pulled the car up at the Station Stay after a four-month break, she was welcomed by a beautiful chorus… Read more »

Hector & Sadie; clean & tidy

One the less glamorous but necessary jobs for Bush Heritage staff who live and work on remote reserves, is the management of household rubbish and other waste materials.  Another is keeping reserve infrastructure such visitors quarters, machinery sheds, workshops etc. well maintained plus efficient in terms of the resources they use, such as water, power and gas.  We call these jobs our “Hector – trash collector”… Read more »

The Station Stay Way - a new collaboration in the west

The 'Station Stay Way' is a new collaboration between Bush Heritage's Hamelin Station Reserve and three pastoral properties:  Bullara Station, Quobba Station, Wooramel Station. These four properties between Geraldton and Exmouth each have a 'Station Stay' that provides accommodation and camping options for self-drive tourists and visitors. Each Station Stay offers a unique and authentic bush experience and enables travellers to engage in… Read more »

Rehab success

Various infiltration and soil erosion mitigation techniques have been applied in some areas on Bon Bon Station Reserve over the past few years, where we've had the tools (and advice) available to start a repair process.  We've some attached photos here to show the results so far. Read more »

The Green Army digging trenches for Bon Bon

I work in the mid-north of South Australia as a supervisor/team leader for a company called Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) with a green army government program. Part of my job is to ensure the youth who participate, gain skills necessary for them to gain further employment, but that isn’t all. It’s also my responsibility to ensure that this team gets a better understanding of… Read more »

Festival of the Birds in the South West

This month Bush Heritage participated in the fifth annual South Coast Festival of Birds in South West Australia. Hosted by Green Skills and BirdLife Australia, this is a fabulous celebration of the extraordinary birds of the South West and the amazing work being done by non-government organisations, private landowners and citizens and public organisations to protect and restore bird habitat and to study and understand the birds of… Read more »

Gambusias & rain – tracking the enemy at Edgbaston

Rain events and flooding at Edgbaston Reserve allow many species to move between the springs. Unfortunately this is how the small feral pest fish Gambusia (Gambusia hollbrooki) invades precious Red-finned Blue-eye habitat. Freshwater Ecologist Rob Wager and volunteer ecologist Christina Kindermann were fortunate to be able to monitor a rainfall event and the dispersal of Gambusia. Read more »

Wallaby weigh station

The Bridled Nail-tail wallaby (aka Flashjack) is one of Australia’s rarest and most endangered macropods –there are only around 300 left in the wild. On Avocet Nature Refuge, neighbouring our Goonderoo Reserve in Central Queensland, our staff and volunteers have the privilege of supporting innovative work that's successfully boosting breeding numbers in the wild. Read more »

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