Conservation and Environment

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Issues around the natural environment

  • Australian Insect Farm

    For the past 10 years Jack and Sue Hasenpusch have been developing the Australian Insect Farm in Far North Queensland... read more
  • Currawongs

    Currawongs Increasing numbers of pied currawongs along Australia’s east coast are being seen as a threat to many small bird... read more
  • Landcare

      Landcare With the numbers of houses constantly growing, areas of pristine Australian bushland are being slowly destroyed. Only 5kms... read more
  • Lichens

      Lichens Lichens are organisms that grow in a variety of climates and can look very different. Even apparently barren... read more
  • Lichens, Mosses, Liverworts and Algae

      Lichens, Mosses, Liverworts and Algae If you have ever admired the variegated colours and textures on the bark of... read more
  • Moths

      Moths There have been a number of large moths in the Sydney region over spring which are Bogong moths... read more
  • Native Lichen

      Native Lichen One of the things that you’d very easily miss when you walk through the Australian bush is... read more
  • Numbats

    Numbats Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is an aboriginal name that has become the common name for the small striped marsupials that... read more
  • Paper Wasps

    Paper Wasps There aren’t that many dangerous insects compared with the thousands of harmless and useful ones but among those... read more
  • Primate Research – Crocodylus Park

    Primate Research – Crocodylus Park A new initiative at Crocodylus Park, Darwin is research into the behaviour of various primates... read more
  • Making a Difference (MAD) – Septic Tanks

    Old-fashioned septic tanks produce nutrient-rich water that flows out into absorption trenches. Most native plants cannot cope with such high... read more
  • Aviary Update

    The Burke’s Backyard aviaries, built last year were landscaped and irrigated to maintain an environment for breeding finches. Rare and... read more