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

Restoring bird habitat in south-west WA

Bird surveys of restored farmland are always full of surprises and this year was no exception. As a Gondwana Link Ecologist, I've been doing bird surveys at Monjebup, Chingarrup, Beringa and Yarraweyah Falls over the past two weeks. The surveys have occurred a bit later this year owing to the wild, wet and windy weather that's seen the local gravel roads closed to heavy traffic many times… Read more »

Volunteers undertake huge Platypus surveys!

We're not talking about surveying a huge Platypus, but about the huge effort Bush Heritage volunteers and Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer have put in to support the Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch’s Platypus surveys this year!  Scottsdale Reserve has been a Waterwatch Platypus survey site for 3 years, but in previous years it was only surveyed once per season. This year … Read more »

Updates from the Volunteer Advisory Committee

The Volunteer Advisory Committee was established in 2016 to provide a formal chance for our volunteers to advise us on volunteer-related policy development and feedback into the creation of new and engaging volunteer activities. John Adams is our WA representative and provides an update of our work so far... Read more »

Size doesn’t matter in the global biodiversity hotspot of south-west Australia

In late 2009 we bought an old farm in the Fitz-Stirling section of Gondwana Link to add to our existing Monjebup Reserve.  The area of the property we called 'Monjebup North' was just over 1,100 ha in total, comprising a bit over 400 ha of country cleared for cropping and grazing, and a bit under 400 ha each of unmodified original vegetation, and country cleared… Read more »

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