Articles by Peter Saunders (41 articles)

That is close!

Brett Peden, Field Officer at Scottsdale Reserve, came across this handsome beast hanging around the shed complex the other day. A Rosenberg's monitor, or heath monitor (Varanus rosenbergi), is a species of monitor lizard found in disjunct populations across southern Australia. Read more »

Local students learning to use remote cameras

Working with our partners in the Kosciuszko 2 Coast project we hosted a visit of eight adult students from the local Canberra Institute of Technology. An excellent overnight visit was had as they worked out how to use and where to place remote sensing cameras for best effect. A short survey in time, but with excellent results as there were surprisingly few false triggers from blowing leaves/grass, etc. (although there… Read more »

Bird on a pole

We've had an ongoing issue with rabbits living in the embankment of a disused railway line – it's proving difficult to get rid of them. Long-time volunteer, Cliffy, suggested putting in a perch for a brown falcon that he regularly saw in the area. Read more »

Maccas at Scottsdale!

This is very exciting news! Just as February ended Prue and her merry band of helpers caught the first recorded Macquarie Perch here at Scottsdale on the Murrumbidgee. Previously we'd caught Murray Cod and a lot of carp in the area. Working with Prue on her Phd and DPI Fisheries there has been a lot of surveys, electronic tagging of fish, acoustic arrays and… Read more »

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