Category: Uncategorized

Fact or fiction: Do water crystals work?
April 20, 2022April 20, 2022
Post

Fact or fiction: Do water crystals work?

By Mark Dunphy and Joe Harvey Jones People are always asking whether they should use water crystals with opinions on their effectiveness varying greatly. Some regenerators swear by them, including them in plantings of tens of thousands of trees, while others think their effectiveness is limited.  With tree planting numbers ramping up by the tens...

Habitat restoration for the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly
March 28, 2022March 28, 2022
Post

Habitat restoration for the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

Photography and insights from Big Scub Landcare member Stephanie and Leo Lymburner. In 1968 Di Mercer acquired a piece of ‘rubbish land’ on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, a block deemed ‘useless’  by its dairy farming owner due to its steep, rocky slopes. Di, who had been a keen conservationist for some...

Who said that? The origins of the ‘Big Scrub’ names you hear today
January 25, 2022March 29, 2022
Post

Who said that? The origins of the ‘Big Scrub’ names you hear today

A contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member Ken Dorey. I’ve always been a little disappointed that European settlers didn’t come up with a better name than ‘Big Scrub’. But with so much being unfamiliar to them, it’s understandable that many descriptive, rather than imaginative, names – like red bean, iron bark or bleeding heart –...

Must-Watch TV: Refugia’s Love Letter to the Planet featuring Big Scrub Landcare
June 23, 2021January 30, 2022
Post

Must-Watch TV: Refugia’s Love Letter to the Planet featuring Big Scrub Landcare

Refugium: a place of refuge where a community of species survives after extinction in surrounding areas. This apt description of the remnants of Big Scrub rainforest is also the inspiration for a new docuseries created and produced by Mullumbimby-born Liana Cornell. The beautifully shot series tells heartwarming stories of good being done by everyday heroes,...

Big Scrub Landcare Resources
June 11, 2021February 23, 2022
Post

Big Scrub Landcare Resources

Over the past 25-plus years, Big Scrub Landcare has cared for more than 50 remnants of subtropical lowland rainforest as well as establishing new patches of rainforest from replanting. During this time, our team has worked with countless experts, spent innumerable hours in nurseries and in the field; and through plenty of trial and error,...

Tales from the archives: When 10-foot carpet snakes attack
April 29, 2021August 2, 2021
Post

Tales from the archives: When 10-foot carpet snakes attack

A personal contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member, Ken Dorey. The common carpet snake is a usually placid, frequently encountered member of the Big Scrub. That’s always how I’ve seen them, until I stumbled across a 10-foot specimen that wasn’t too happy to be found. This snake coiled and struck out at me, unprovoked –...

  • 1
  • 2