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

Naree’s last volunteers for 2016

In the opposite corner of NSW, somewhere out the back of Bourke, lies Naree Station – a long way from home for us. In November 2016 we answered the call to volunteer at this iconic station owned by Bush Heritage, helping UNSW PhD student Justin McCann in his studies. We were joined by another willing, adventurous volunteer, Zoe Burke. With Justin as our fearless leader we traversed and criss-crossed kilometres… Read more »

An international student perspective of Conservation in Australia

At Bush Heritage we pride ourselves on supporting young people who are working toward a career in the sciences. Recently we had the pleasure of working with Jenn Galler who is an American student undertaking studies in sustainability and environmental action in Australia. Jenn was tasked with writing a 9000 word paper on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the links to Bush Heritage’s conservation outcomes. Read more »

Alwal’s first flight

It's not every day you get to see the first flight of a baby bird, especially not an endangered species, nor to capture the moment on camera. But through hours of dedicated survey time Olkola Land Manager Glen Kulka did just that! Glen, along with Hamish Kulka, Brendan Ross and Ashley Ross are leading a project with Bush Heritage Australia to secure the future of the Moorehead River… Read more »

Female Honey Possum found in Yarraweyah Falls revegetation site

Last week Angela Sanders led the annual south-west fauna surveys on Bush Heritage's partner property - Yarraweyah Falls. Yarraweyah Falls owners - Bill and Jane Thompson - were absolutely thrilled when the team caught a female Honey Possum with pouch young in the revegetation site - a first for this area. This site was direct seeded and specific habitat trees hand planted by Bill and Jane only three years… Read more »

Sturt’s Desert Pea

During September we received 104mm of rain at Boolcoomatta Reserve - an area with an annual average of 220 mm. October we received no rain, and to date, less than 10mm in November. But we're up around 285mm for the year to date, and hope to receive more summer rains to help grass production. Daily temperatures are now fluctuating between mid to high 20s and low 40s, with strong winds… Read more »

Ants on the move

At a partnership property in Tasmania's northern midlands I came across a White Gum with ants just erupting out of the crevices. It's a common enough phenomenon at this time of year, but no less fascinating to notice. Flying ants are common in summer and sometimes you'll see winged ants being shoved out of an established colony by wingless workers - that's what I… Read more »

BRUVS in Hamelin Pool - Part II: Collecting the data

The Hamelin Pool BRUVS (baited remote underwater video stations) Project is a collaborative effort between Bush Heritage, Department of Parks and Wildlife, James Cook University and Curtin University to uncover the sea life in Hamelin Pool.  The majority of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is covered by water, comprising 70% of the total area and containing geological and biological features that… Read more »

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