Tagged: Wildlife

Invitations open to join bushland recovery programs

September 10, 2020Posted in: Environment

Land for Wildlife sign and burnt landscape

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and landholders to join a Council-led private land conservation initiative in the wake of the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law explained how Highlanders could help restore the Shire’s native habitat. “Last year over 64,000 hectares of our Shire’s bushland was burnt in the catastrophic bushfires,” she...

Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 27, 2020Posted 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. During nesting season, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. Both magpies and plovers can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. Surviving...

Council calls on community to support koalas in care

February 27, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment

Lady standing next to eucalyptus tree, touching leaves

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is working with wildlife carers to identify fresh food for injured koalas. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law said that koalas in care need fresh leaves daily to support their recovery. “It can take up to six fresh tips of eucalyptus branches to support one koala each day,...

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...