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Species in Profile – Grey Headed Flying Fox
December 3, 2018December 3, 2018
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Species in Profile – Grey Headed Flying Fox

Contributed by Joy Window, Member – Big Scrub Landcare Grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) are familiar to many of us who have gardens – they eat pollen, nectar and fruit there when their wild sources of food are scarce. Because most of their wild habitat (including the Big Scrub) has been destroyed by humans, they...

Fieldwork Volunteer Needed for Research
December 3, 2018December 3, 2018
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Fieldwork Volunteer Needed for Research

Contributed by Sally Cooper Where do the seedlings you use in your revegetation projects come from? I’m not talking about which nursery they were purchased from; I am talking about where they were collected from as seed or cuttings. Where were the seedlings’ parents located? Was the seed sourced locally or from further afield or...

BSL Receives $50,000 for Restoration at Rocky Creek Dam
December 3, 2018December 3, 2018
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BSL Receives $50,000 for Restoration at Rocky Creek Dam

Contributed by Envite Environment Big Scrub Landcare has been granted $50,000 from the Australian Government National Landcare Program – Environment Small Grants for rainforest restoration at the Rainforest and Water Reserve at Rocky Creek Dam. The reserve is habitat for 25 threatened animal species and 9 threatened plant species including the pouched frog, rose crowned...

$554,000 for Saving Our Species Big Scrub Project
November 29, 2018December 3, 2018
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$554,000 for Saving Our Species Big Scrub Project

Big Scrub Landcare have been awarded $290,400 under the NSW Government’s Saving our Species Conservation Co-Funding Scheme for a project to conserve and facilitate the recovery of critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest and its many landscape-managed threatened species. The Big Scrub Foundation and Big Scrub Landcare are providing another $264,000 in cash co-funding, resulting in...

$ 100K ET Grant for Big Scrub Restoration
September 20, 2018November 29, 2018
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$ 100K ET Grant for Big Scrub Restoration

Big Scrub Landcare has been awarded another Environmental Trust (ET) grant for $100,000 over two years to restore critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest. This latest grant enables BSL to continue it’s long-term multi-partnered Rainforest Restoration Programs. Dr Tony Parkes (President, Big Scrub Landcare) said: “This latest ET grant marks twenty years of continuous ET funding...

The Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2018
September 20, 2018November 29, 2018
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The Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2018

The Big Scrub Rainforest Day is on Sunday 21st October 2018 and we are returning to Rocky Creek Dam. The program is out now and we look forward to welcoming you. A big thank you to our Big Scrub community who volunteer their time to deliver to you guided bird, plant use and rainforest restoration...

Don’t Panic – Butterfly Id
July 30, 2018October 22, 2018
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Don’t Panic – Butterfly Id

Contributed by Ken Dorey, Big Scrub Landcare Dingy Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio anactus). Image provided courtesy of James Dorey. Butterflies do their best to get our attention but they seem doomed to be overshadowed by birds. Birds are bigger and louder but butterflies do have some advantages when it comes to identification. For a start, there...

Isoglossa Habitat Protection Project at Booyong Reserve
July 30, 2018July 30, 2018
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Isoglossa Habitat Protection Project at Booyong Reserve

Contributed by Darren Bailey, Big Scrub Landcare This report provides a summary of the bush regeneration work undertaken in Isoglossa eranthemoides habitat areas at Booyong Reserve during 2017-2018. The project was funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species program. The report includes a description of the site, a summary of the...

Stone & Wood Raises $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare
July 30, 2018September 20, 2018
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Stone & Wood Raises $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare

Local independent brewery, Stone & Wood held their annual Festival of the Stone at their Byron Bay brewery in June to celebrate the release of their 2018 Stone Beer and raised $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare. Stone & Wood donated all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales to national not-for-profit Ingrained Foundation, a separate entity...

6 Year $249,000 Big Scrub Project Complete
July 30, 2018September 20, 2018
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6 Year $249,000 Big Scrub Project Complete

Big Scrub Landcare have successfully completed an extremely valuable project restoring critically endangered lowland subtropical rainforest at Rocky Creek Dam and Nightcap National Park. The six-year project was made possible by a $249,000 grant from NSW Environmental Trust and other sources of funding from Big Scrub Landcare and project partners Rous County Council and NSW...