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

Breathing new life into the old shearing shed at Hamelin Station Reserve

It was wonderful to attend the recent Science Fair at Hamelin Station Reserve and to see the property’s old shearing shed once again come alive – with science and learning, and passion and participation. The old weatherboard and corrugated-iron shearing shed “hung-up its shears” in 2015, when Bush Heritage purchased the 202,644 hectare property on the eastern boundary of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. The old shed… Read more »

School holiday with a difference

Scott and Leanne Wilkinson were looking for a different type of school holiday experience for their young family when they wrote in response to a volunteer ad we posted late last year. They recently spent a couple of weeks at Carnarvon Reserve in Central Queensland, and they were not disappointed. Read more »

Waanyi Garawa culture camp & biodiversity survey

Bush Heritage, Waanyi and Garawa rangers, Traditional Owners and the Northern Land Council have come together for a week long Biodiversity and Culture Camp on Siegel Creek, deep within the China Wall (Mindibirrina) Ranges in the Gulf Region of the Northern Territory. This was an exciting and happy week with more than 40 people coming together to strengthen culture and survey wildlife. This rugged area provides many hidden moist refuges for… Read more »

Hamelin Station Reserve - a hotspot for birders

Given its location adjacent to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area it’s not surprising that Hamelin Station Reserve in Outback Western Australia is fast building a reputation as a 'go-to hotspot' for bird-watchers. More than 170 species of birds have been recorded on the Reserve thus far, with regulars such as Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) and Chiming Wedgebills (Psophodes occidentalis)… Read more »

Hard yakka digging pitfall holes at Edgbaston Reserve

Last week I was tasked with setting up of a series of permanent fauna and flora monitoring sites at Bush Heritage’s Edgbaston Reserve. When asked to do it I couldn’t help but suppress a groan. Don’t get me wrong, monitoring is essential – otherwise how would you know if your conservation management strategies are working? But the tiresome aspect of… Read more »

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