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29 de novembro de 2022

New Native Bee Book, available now!

Native Bees of the ACT and NSW South Coast – A spotter’s guide by Peter Abbott
This guidebook introduces you to the gentle art of spotting and identifying native bees, highlights the many and varied native bees in the ACT and NSW South Coast region, is highly illustrated and written in non-technical language to assist you to become familiar with the local native bees. It also provides simple visual clues to assist in identifying the major bee groups and many individual species. The aim of the book is for everybody to become native bee spotters and advocates for native bee conservation.
Available online and at local bookshops (including Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens, Ulladulla and Moruya bookshops). For further information and details on availability www.nativebeesACT.net

Native Bee ACT and South Coast group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/585007439318188

 

 

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24 de novembro de 2022

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life AGM - dinner after meeting

If you are planning to attend, email if you'd like to join us for dinner at Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club so we can confirm numbers for booking budawangcoast@gmail.com
Tuesday 29 November 2022 4.30-6.30pm, Ulladulla Civic Centre, Lower Auditorium
Get 'free' tickets https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/budawang-coast-atlas-of-life-agm-2022-tickets-443914780057
Guest presenters:
'Saving our Species projects across the Budawang Coast' by Lorraine Oliver, Snr Team Leader, Department of Planning and Environment’s Ecosystems and Threatened Species team
Learn about the numerous new and ongoing projects to support the persistence of many threatened species and ecosystems in the Budawang Coast region and the team who are doing all the hard work.

'Green and Golden Bell Frogs' by Lucy Loft, Community Engagement Officer South East Biodiversity Conservation Division
A little over 10 years ago, Green and Golden Bell Frogs were recorded in 1000s across the Crookhaven floodplain. Over the last 9 years, numbers and distribution of frogs in this population have crashed! Nowra residents and enthusiastic Citizen Scientists are being called in to help save the population.

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18 de novembro de 2022

South East Environment Spring 2022 newsletter

Since last newsletter, over 10,000 trees planted to restore Milton Ulladulla subtropical rainforest
Newsletter link: https://mailchi.mp/environment/south-east-environment-spring-15748587?e=c726dfc76a

Some of the stories ...
Healthy Country for Glossy Black Cockatoos Project - this new project has been launched to help protect Glossy Black cockatoos. These birds are significant for Aboriginal people on the south coast because of the many stories attached to the bird. An Aboriginal advisory panel is working hard to find ways to protect the Glossies using culture as a guide. https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/healthy-country-for-glossy-black-cockatoos

Smoky Mice allowed to run free - 13 captive-bred critically endangered smoky mice have been released into the wild in the South East Forest National Park. This is a world first release for the species. Link to video https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-16/endangered-smoky-mouse-released-wild-south-east-nsw/101338246

New iNat project in our region to protect tree hollows and significant habitat trees in our region. Join the project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/tree-hollows-and-significant-habitat-trees-in-australia

Stream south east webinar series online - if you missed out on watching the series live you can now watch it at your leisure https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/south-east-environment-webinar-series

A stinky search for the Long-footed potoroo - Searching for scats is all in a day's work for our ecologist Dr Joss Bentley. But what she is doing with them in this latest project is ground-breaking. A new technique looking at the DNA of predator poo, is being trialled by Joss and her team on the far south coast to find the elusive long-footed potoroo. They are hoping to find its DNA in predator scats, and confirm the species still exists in NSW. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-13/search-for-long-footed-potoroos-in-scat-dna-in-south-east-nsw/101524002

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16 de novembro de 2022

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life AGM

Tuesday 29 November 2022 4.30-6.30pm, Ulladulla Civic Centre, Lower Auditorium

'Saving our Species projects across the Budawang Coast' by Lorraine Oliver, Snr Team Leader, Department of Planning and Environment’s Ecosystems and Threatened Species team
Learn about the numerous new and ongoing projects to support the persistence of many threatened species and ecosystems in the Budawang Coast region and the team who are doing all the hard work.

'Green and Golden Bell Frogs' by Lucy Loft, Community Engagement Officer South East Biodiversity Conservation Division
A little over 10 years ago, Green and Golden Bell Frogs were recorded in 1000s across the Crookhaven floodplain. Over the last 9 years, numbers and distribution of frogs in this population have crashed! Nowra residents and enthusiastic Citizen Scientists are being called in to help save the population.

Get your 'free' tickets https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/budawang-coast-atlas-of-life-agm-2022-tickets-443914780057

Publicado em 16 de novembro de 2022, 11:23 AM por barv barv | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

13 de novembro de 2022

GSB2022 is approaching 210, 000 Records ...

... and only need 1500 records before we reach this milestone.
208,580 OBSERVATIONS
23,063 SPECIES
3,388 IDENTIFIERS
6,057 OBSERVERS
There are a few participants in very remote areas that may keep adding records as internet becomes available. Have you added all you records?
Have you helped with the ID's?
Have a look at the umbrella and see if you can ID 5 or 10 things in our region! https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/great-southern-bioblitz-2022-budawang-coast

Publicado em 13 de novembro de 2022, 09:19 PM por barv barv | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

08 de novembro de 2022

BCAL Committee Nominations close in a week

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life AGM Tuesday 29 November 4.30-6.30pm, Ulladulla Civic Centre, Lower Auditorium

Only a week to nominate yourself for election to the committee! Nominations are sought for: Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 3 Committee Members. Involvement is interesting and informative without being time consuming. It provides opportunities to expand your horizons and indulge your interests in environmental issues.

To self-nominate or nominate another (with their permission) for a position, email budawangcoast@gmail.com by Wednesday 16 November
• Position nominated for
• Full name of person nominated
• Contact details of nominee - email address and mobile number
• A few lines about nominee and interests
• Confirmation nominee consents to being proposed as a candidate

If you wish to become a general member, email for form, or join at AGM.
Love to see you at AGM. Lucy Loft is speaking about Green & Golden Bell Frog Citizen Science Project and Lorraine Oliver will speak about DPE's initiatives in our area since the bushfires. Get your free ticket here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/budawang-coast-atlas-of-life-agm-2022-tickets-443914780057

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03 de novembro de 2022

Great Southern Bioblitz observation stage is over, please help with identification (beginners welcome)

Now the data collection phase for GSB22 is over and most observations have been loaded (any outstanding ones please load asap), now it is time to start with the identifications.

The immediate task is to get the vaguely identified observations to levels where specialists can get to see them.

  • If you are a total beginner then putting observations to ants, bees, butterflies, daisies, peas and grasses will be very useful.
  • If you are more experienced, then skip the observations that you do not know and move the unknowns to family, genus and species.
    The most efficient way of doing this is to use the identification tool. How it works: https://vimeo.com/246153496

Task One: BASIC
These need basic identification (all regions).
Help with basic identifications
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any&iconic_taxa=unknown&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&place_id=any&page=3

Task Two: INTERMEDIATE
These need identification to family level or lower.
Help with basic Animals identifications
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cresearch%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Aves%2CAmphibia%2CReptilia%2CMammalia%2CActinopterygii%2CMollusca%2CArachnida%2CInsecta&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&lrank=epifamily&place_id=any
Help with basic Plant identifications
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cresearch%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Plantae&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&lrank=epifamily&place_id=any
Help with basic Fungi identifications
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cresearch%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Fungi%2CProtozoa&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&lrank=epifamily&place_id=any

These two tasks are the most urgent, and need to be cleared soon so that the specialists can get started.

Task Three: SPECIALISTS
ID needed below family level
Help with identifying Birds to species level
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Aves&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&hrank=family&place_id=any
Help with identifying Mammals to species level
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Mammalia&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&hrank=family&place_id=any
Help with identifying Herps to species level
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Reptilia%2CAmphibia&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&hrank=family&place_id=any
Help with identifying Fish to species level
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Actinopterygii&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&hrank=family&place_id=any
Help with identifying Fungi & Lichens to species level
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any%2Cneeds_id%2Ccasual&iconic_taxa=Fungi&project_id=great-southern-bioblitz-2022-umbrella&hrank=family&place_id=any

This is a summary of a full post from Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 Umbrella's Journal.
For more detail and links go to https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/126048/journal/72200

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29 de outubro de 2022

Budawang Coast AGM 29Nov 2022 4.30-6.30pm

Budawang Coast Atlas of Life AGM
Tuesday 29 November 2022 4.30-6.30pm, Ulladulla Civic Centre, Lower Auditorium

We would love to see you for what should be an informative and interactive meeting. Lucy Loft is speaking about Green & Golden Bell Frog Citizen Science Project and Lorraine Oliver will speak about DPE's initiatives in our area since the bushfires.
To attend book on https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/budawang-coast-atlas-of-life-agm-2022-tickets-443914780057

NEW MEMBERS & COMMITTEE
If you would like to become a member of BCAL, email for a membership form or join at the AGM.
If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else for the committee email by Wednesday 16 November.

Nominations are sought for: Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 3 Committee Members with the election at the AGM. We welcome your nominations with new perspectives on a range of topics. Involvement in the running of the organisation is interesting and informative without being time consuming. It provides opportunities to expand your horizons and indulge your interests in environmental issues.

To self-nominate or nominate a candidate for a Committee position, include the following:
• Position nominated for
• Full name of person nominated
• Contact details for yourself or nominee - email address and mobile number
• A few lines about nominee and their interests
• Confirmation nominee consents to being proposed as a candidate
All correspondence: budawangcoast@gmail.com

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25 de outubro de 2022

Fern ID walk, Beaumont Saturday 12 November

BCAL is organising a fern identification walk for members of Shoalhaven Landcare.
The fern identification walk is on a property in Beaumont guided by Dr Ken Mills, noted local botanist. Over 40 fern species have been identified on the property. The walk is graded easy/medium.
Saturday 12 November, 9 am start, for approximately 2.5 hours with time for morning tea along the way
Limited to 10 people, open to members of Shoalhaven Landcare
Contact Coordinator of Shoalhaven Landcare to register

Publicado em 25 de outubro de 2022, 12:18 AM por barv barv | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

23 de outubro de 2022

Great Southern Bioblitz, Sea Slug Census, Moth Night - next weekend

Great Southern Bioblitz has over 211 projects in 25 countries, with over 700K observations of nearly 40K species to date. Next weekend, 28-31Oct contribute to this ever growing project by making observations and uploading them to iNaturalist, there's a 14-day grace period to upload and identify observations. All observations become part of our iNat project too!
What is GSB and how do I get involved https://youtu.be/L81geFW3aV4
GSB Oct newsletter https://shoutout.wix.com/so/05OEMX7Jr?languageTag=en&cid=218d455a-627a-4e3b-8af5-512b33f7de9d#/main
Contribute to these projects at the same time
Sea Slug Sunday 30Oct
In collaboration with Sea Slug Census (22-31Oct) lead by Steve Smith AKA profmollusc. Join the active citizen science community on Facebook 'Sea Slug Census' https://www.facebook.com/groups/seaslugcensus/
Moth Night 28Oct
Checkout your backyard. They are masters of camouflage and can look almost exactly like objects in nature such as leaves, bark or even dried sap! Tips on Moth Hunting https://www.greatsouthernbioblitz.org/post/tips-on-moth-hunting?utm_campaign=391c8635-40cb-4589-8e9f-2b5fe87f7b05&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail_lp&cid=218d455a-627a-4e3b-8af5-512b33f7de9d

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