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Biosecurity Tasmania needs your help to locate plants that may be prone to Myrtle Rust
Biosecurity Tasmania is seeking your help to locate plants that may be prone to the invasive plant disease myrtle rust which could pose a serious risk to the health of Tasmania's native bushland.
Published: 24/02/2016
'The Feathered tribes of Van Diemen's Land' by Sarah Lloyd
Review of Sarah Lloyd's latest bird publication
Published: 03/02/2016
July 2015 Backyard Buddies e-newsletter
The theme for this months b-mail is Black and white buddies - Dark feathered friends are flocking together this month.
Published: 06/07/2015
Citizen science urban wildlife project - What native wildlife is living in Launceston and the urban fringe?
Members of the public in the Launceston region are invited to submit evidence of wildlife living in or visiting their gardens by filling in a form. From this information, properties will be selected to set-up motion sensor cameras to record wildlife presence, behaviour and activities.
Published: 06/07/2015
Ginger tree syndrome in Tasmanian eucalypts - death of white and blue gums
The cause of death in Tasmanian white gums (Eucalyptus viminalis) and blue gums (E. globulus) initially thought to be due to drought stress. However, it is most likely due to extreme hot weather causing the death of trees. It is known has ginger tree syndrome because of the ginger colour of branches and main trunk of affected trees.
Published: 18/05/2015
The smell of rain - scientists have come up with the word for this.
Do you have the ability to smell rain before it actually happens? Scientists have come up with the word for this distinct smell and it is 'petrichor'.
Published: 18/05/2015
Gardens for Wildlife scheme signs up 500th member
Gardens for Wildlife scheme has reached its first major milestone with the registration of the 500th member.
Published: 30/07/2014
DIY Possum exclusion plant guard design
A successful design to prevent browsing of plants by possums or pademelons - a landowners story.
Published: 03/04/2014
Vegie gardening with wildlife
Growing vegies without netting and still having wildlife visit
Published: 20/02/2014
Tasmania' Natural Flora 2nd Edition
The 2nd edition of an excellent plant book for Tasmanian native plants is soon to be released in late September 2012. The Hobart Group of the Australian Plants Society Tasmania have revised the 1st edition adding more species and better photo's for some species which make it easier to identify native plants.
Published: 17/08/2012
Native gardens booklet now available
Natural Resource Management (NRM) South have just published a native gardens booklet. It's a great publication with good ideas on how to plant your garden and what native plants to use.
Published: 17/08/2012
Echidna love train
Winter is the breeding season for echidnas with males forming trains behind females - read Stuart King's (PLCP Conservation Management officer) account of witnessing such an 'echidna love train' - very cute photos.
Published: 29/06/2012
The Myrtle Rust threat - we need your help!
A call for gardeners, landowners or anyone walking in the bush to look out for Myrtle Rust. A new threat that has recently arrived on the mainland is Myrtle Rust, a member of a rust fungi complex that causes significant disease on plants in the Myrtaceae family.
Published: 04/01/2012
'Gardens for Wildlife' teams with NSW 'Backyard Buddies'
'Gardens for Wildlife' contributes an article about one of our native wildlife species each month to the NSW Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife 'Backyard Buddies' BNews. This is a great on-line newsletter which you can subscribe to for free. Click on the heading to find the link.
Published: 08/06/2011
Learning to grow what where - coastal garden and plant progagation workshops
'Gardens for Wildlife' collaborated with two partner organisations, NRM South and the Understorey Network, to hold two coastal garden and plant progagation workshops at Sorell and Dodges Ferry. These were well attended and the participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt something new. Everyone went home with pots of seeds and cuttings.
Published: 31/03/2011
Do you hear native birds where you live?
Australia has over 700 species of birds, but our birds are in trouble with many native species having declined in abundance and diversity. Woodland birds in particular have declined significantly because of loss or modification of their habitat from land clearing.
Published: 21/03/2011
Backyard poultry
Have you ever wanted or considered having hens in your backyard? DPIPWE have produced a guide to Backyard poultry which will help you to learn more about which breed, feeding and looking after your birds.
Published: 18/01/2011
'Gardens for Wildlife' at the 2010 APST 'Wildflower Spectacular'
'Gardens for Wildlife' took part in this year’s Australian Plant Society Tasmania’s ‘Wildflower Spectacular’ held from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th October in the Hobart City Hall and as the name states, it was spectacular.
Published: 13/10/2010
Request for keen bird watchers
Help wanted - the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment would like the assistance of keen bird watchers in the monitoring of sparrow numbers and distributions in Southern Tasmania in particular.
Published: 06/10/2010
New addition to the Advice page
We have added new information on 'Productive food garden with wildlife' and 'How to have a sustainable and environment-friendly garden' to the Advice section of the Gardens for Wildlife web site.
Published: 10/06/2010
Have you seen Green and Gold frogs? Observations wanted!
This spring is proving a spectacular time to see and hear frogs. So much rain has meant that many areas are wet again following a series of dry years, and frogs of all species have been taking advantage of these conditions to breed. Now is a good time to keep your eyes (and ears) out for Green and Gold frogs.
Published: 02/11/2009
New Private Land Conservation Program web site includes newsletter with a regular column for Garden for Wildlifers
The Private Land Conservation Program newsletter includes a regular column for the Gardens for Wildlife scheme.
Published: 28/08/2009
Like to help out here and there with landcare in Tasmania?
The Extra Hands program provides support to ‘care’ groups through recruiting and placing casual volunteers within landcare events.
Published: 12/06/2009
Productive food gardening with wildlife
A great website to learn more about growing your own food, sustainable gardening practices, benefits of attracting wildlife and lots more can be found at the Sustainable Gardening Australia web site www.sgaonline.org.au/infopages.html.
Published: 09/06/2009
How to use My Garden profile documents
How to use My Garden. This page provides information to help you use the My Garden profile documents
Published: 04/06/2009
Backyard Biffo - aggressive interactions amongst backyard birds survey
Backyard Biffo - aggressive interactions amongst backyard birds survey
Published: 19/11/2008
The Challenge - Ladybird Survey
ABC Catalyst - The Challenge - Ladybird Survey
Published: 19/11/2008
‘Gardens for Wildlife’ Scheme officially launched
The Minister for Primary Industries and Water, David Lewellyn, launched ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on Friday 29 August 2008. It was a perfect day and a perfect setting for the launch which was well attended.
Published: 08/10/2008
Gardens for Wildlife show cased at AGFEST
The ‘Gardens for Wildlife' scheme made its first public appearance this year at AGFEST and was one of the key features in the Department of Primary Industry and Water's site.
Published: 25/06/2008
Share your stories and experiences
We'd love to hear your stories and experiences of wildlife in your garden, special features of your garden or plants, habitats you've created or any other ideas or features that you'd like to share with other Garden for Wildlifers - photographs welcome.
Published: 12/03/2008
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