Tagged: Wildlife

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...

Council to host wildlife nest box workshop

May 10, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Squirrel Glider by Lachlan Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife. “A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of...