The Shy Feather Flower above is on our Kojonup Reserve
(WA) in one of just 13 known populations left in the wild. For the
first time in 20 years we carried out a cool-burn to revitalise these
plants. Regeneration from soil-stored seed should be prolific next
Pitfall trap surveys at Yourka in far
north Queensland uncovered a wide variety of species, including 13 new
records for the reserve. What this tiny Box-patterned Gecko lacked in
size it made up for with reptillian attitude!
One of the best things about bush
walking in winter can be the bursts of colour provided by fungi. Our
Liffey Valley reserves are open to the public & their wet forests
are particularly fungi rich (a damp habitat is important in helping
fungi absorb nutrients).
Keith Gooley, with help from Peter Caulder, has designed and built a
special cat trap system at Boolcoomatta. It uses a radio telemetry
device to notify staff when activated. These have been recently
upgraded and redeployed.