Tagged: Citizen science

Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

May 27, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events

3 Glossy Black Cockatoo's on tree branch

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend. “The glossy black-cockatoo is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Patrick Tegart. “They’re classified as a vulnerable species and we’re interested to learn more about our local population and their distribution.” Landholders within the Great...

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...