Blue Tongue Lizard
Australia is home to six species of blue-tongued lizards. They are usually grey with broad brown stripes across their back and tail, and of course their most unique distinguishing feature is their blue tongue.
You will start to see blue-tongues in spring as they begin emerging from their winter homes to look for mates. They are only active during the day which makes them easy to spot... read more
Also known as Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo - the Pink Cockatoo is hard to miss, with its distinctive red and white headdress.
The Pink Cockatoo, Lophochroa leadbeateri, is admired far and wide in Australia for its unique beauty. The gentle splashes of pastel pink across the front of its body set it apart from its Sulphur Crested Cockatoo brothers and sisters. It's pale pink colour, and red, yellow and white crest, also help you tell it apart from the Galah... read more
Eucalypts are commonly known as gum trees and are an iconic Australian tree. There are almost 900 species growing across the continent.
These tall trees provide food and shelter for many native birds, insects, and mammals. They also provide hollows for cockatoos, parrots, gliders, possums and other buddies to nest and shelter in. It can take up to 100 years or more for eucalypts to develop tree hollows, so avoid removing any from your place if you can help it... read more
Calling all Citizen Scientists!
This Spring, Australians are encouraged to become ‘citizen scientists’ and investigate how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring
and identifying what aquatic macroinvertebrates they contain. The type and number of waterbugs found in a waterway can tell us a lot about how healthy
that waterway is. Training sessions are being held all over Australia from August to November, and anyone can participate. Visit this website for video tutorials to see what's involved https://www.waterbugblitz.org.au/Resources
To identify and record waterbugs, a Waterbug App has been specifically designed for this project. It’s a great, easy to use tool and replaces traditional data sheets in the field. It’s free to download, and you can choose to do a detailed Waterbug Survey or a quick Mayfly Muster. See more here about the app - https://thewaterbugapp.com/