Posts tagged as ‘Fauna’

Listening to the Mount – Culture at Kooyoora and Korong

Culture at Kooyoora and Korong – event flyer

When: Sunday 29 May 2016, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Please follow the link below to the flier..

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Posted 30 April 2016 in Cultural, Fauna, Flora, News

Lights, Cameras, Critters – crowd funding for Mt Korong

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Please see the link below for information on a great initiative by Mount Korong Eco-Watch, a grassroots community group, made up of Korong Ridge families and other local people who want to enhance the health of the bush at Mt Korong and surrounds.

The group is raising funds to install remote operated wireless cameras as part of our feral predator control program for the protection of threatened species. Although the group will use the cameras for the assessment of feral animals within the conservation area, it will not be their sole purpose. Remote accessed cameras are a good way to see what is out there, without disturbing animals’ natural behaviour patterns. The data collected from these cameras will help guide the group’s longer-term land management practices and strategies.

Mt Korong Eco-wacth

Posted 11 December 2015 in Fauna

Brolga sightings wanted

The North Central CMA is seeking sightings of Brolga in the Kamarooka area. Data on sightings will feed into the on-going development of management plans for the area and project development for the Kamarooka Wetlands complex.

The sightings form is available for download here and can be returned to the North Central CMA by email to or by post to PO Box 18, Huntly, VIC, 3551.

Posted 17 July 2015 in Fauna, News

Nest boxes looking good mounted

The Wedderburn Men’s Shed have been busy mounting nest boxes for the Landcare Network. Several sites around Wedderburn will house the nest boxes which include parrot, treecreeper, possum, owlet and kookaburra nest boxes amongst others.

The nest boxes below are located behind the Wedderburn College and were painted by Grades 3 – 6 students from the school as part of the Network’s Nestboxes for Kids Program, which was funded by a Loddon Shire Community Grant.  The nest boxes project has been part of the Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Student’s classes for the past few months. They will be monitored for faunal activity and it is hoped they can be a part of the schools curriculum in the years to come.

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Photos: Nest boxes of various sorts. Men’s Shed members mount the nest boxes and are joined by Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students from the school who helped transport the nest boxes through the bush.

Posted 4 July 2014 in Fauna, News

Goanna snap


Goanna up tree

This Goanna was found in a roadside corridor near Lake Yando during the recent survey undertaken as part of the Network’s Community Bird Monitoring Project.

Measuring in at about a metre, this specimen had a good crack at hiding up the Black Box trunk after scurrying across the road. However a dangling tail over the branch was a bit of a give away. Photo by Anthony Gallacher.

Posted 17 April 2014 in Fauna

Nestboxes under construction in Wedderburn

The Wedderburn Men’s Shed has begun the construction of a number of nestboxes as part of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network’s “Nestboxes for Kids Program”. The program brings together school students, the Men’s Shed and Landcare to build awareness among local young people of the need for trees, hollows and nestboxes for fauna in the local environment.

The nestboxes will be used with Grades 3-6 at Wedderburn College as part of their Biological Sciences curriculum in Term 2, with Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students helping the Men’s Shed in construction.

The project was made possible through a grant from the Loddon Shire Community Grants Scheme that enabled the purchase of materials for the nestboxes. The Network is grateful for the grant from Council to undertake this collaborative conservation project.

The Network is also working with East Loddon College on the project, where Grade 6 students will build nestboxes as part of their Term 2 woodwork class.

For further information contact Anthony Gallacher.

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Photos by Ric Raftis: Mick Crawford (left) and Geoff Maxwell (right) constructing nestboxes at the Wedderburn Men’s Shed.


Posted 27 March 2014 in Fauna, News

Bird Monitoring Workshop EOI’s

The Loddon Plains Landcare Network is taking expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in taking part in a training workshop to undertake bird monitoring in the Loddon Plains area.

The training with ecologist Chris Tzaros will enable participants to undertake volunteer bird monitoring as part of the Loddon Plains Community Bird Monitoring Project. This monitoring project will form a baseline for ongoing data collection to observe trends and changes in bird numbers and biodiversity.

The workshop will be run in late March and will include:

  • A background of bird fauna of the Loddon Plains
  • Bird identification
  • Bird monitoring methods of the monitoring project
  • The role of community volunteers in ecological monitoring projects

Following the workshop, participants will be equipped with the skills to undertake community monitoring at various sites across the Loddon Plains as part of a seasonal bird survey. The survey will be undertaken 4 times per year for 2 years, ongoing if funding allows.

Some experience in bird watching is desired, although a good eye and a bird book will suffice.

Please contact Anthony Gallacher, Landcare Facilitator if you are interested in participating in this project. Contact details: or 0447 095 501.

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Posted 29 January 2014 in Fauna, News

Sugar glider sighting

Loddon Plains Landcare Network member Bill Twigg had a special sighting recently, seeing a Sugar Glider on his Bears Lagoon property. A rare occurrence for the LPLN area, according to Bill there have been no sightings on his property for generations.

“I heard the dogs barking and went outside to see what the racket was and saw the glider glide between two trees.” Bill said. Bill said that if his Landcare works have in any way helped to bring the Sugar Glider back to his property then it has all been worth it.

If you don’t know what the little Sugar Gliders look like, see the photo below for an idea. Photo courtesy J Blackney, Trust for Nature. If you have anymore interesting faunal sightings, feel free to let us know!

Sugar Glider in nestbox by J Blackney TFN

Posted 6 December 2013 in Fauna, News