Tagged: Wildlife

Council launches new citizen science program

November 4, 2019Posted in: Environment

Flying Duck Orchid in Bundanoon

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new citizen science biodiversity monitoring program. The Southern Highlands Nature Map allows users to upload biodiversity sightings to a mobile app or website. Council’s Environment Officer Karen Guymer said that data collected will be used for different purposes. “As well as assisting in everyday...

Magpie season swoops in

September 4, 2019Posted in: Community, Environment

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife, it also signals the start of nesting season. Magpies in particular can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. However, surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Coordinator Natural Resource Projects...

Join the big Glossy Weekender!

May 9, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting bird enthusiasts from across the Shire to join them this weekend and hear of the plight of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. “The Glossy Black-Cockatoo really is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers. “However they’re classified as a vulnerable species and if we don’t help to...

Magpie season swoops in

August 27, 2018Posted in: Environment

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. Magpies, in particular, can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. However surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Environmental Projects Officer Joe...

Slow down – ducks about!

May 9, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging motorists to take extra care when behind the wheel and be mindful of wildlife on local roads. The call comes following concerns raised by residents regarding the number of recent vehicle strikes with native wildlife. Council’s Coordinator of Natural Resource Projects, Ian Perkins said the problem was often exacerbated around...