Members- we want to hear from you

If you are member of Land for Wildlife we would like to hear from you!

We want to know what you think of the program and what you would like to see included.

If you haven’t already filled it in, here is the link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/landforwildlifeLFW fb crop symbol 22

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Mangroves Walk and talk This Saturday

We have a diversity of landscape types here in the top end, which are habitat to an amazing variety of wildlife. Many of these landscape types fall on Land for Wildlife Properties. One that often is not incorporated but one of the most important are our incredible mangrove systems.  These host the greatest diversity of creatures (and carbon) and are an amazing world which is uncovered by the very knowledgeable and spunky people behind Ecoscience . Tommorrow there is a free walk and talk in Coconut Grove, please ring or email to register.

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Wild Care care course

Wild Care and Land for Wildlife have a partnership, LFW members are asked if they would allow rescued and ready animals to be released on their properties, mainly “soft release”, those that are healthy and just need to be back in the bush .

There is a course coming up where you can learn to care for those animals that need a bit more intensive love. Below are the details-

Wildcare course

NAtive flowers and Top End Native Plant Society

Acacia auriculiformus (4)Spermacocea calliantha (1) Burmannia juncia (1)Gomphrena flaccida (3)

If you love our Top End  native plants, a great group in the Darwin region to be involved in is Top End Native Plant Society. The group hold monthly meetings with presenters and have a wonderful website that help you identify plants by flower colour http://www.topendnativeplants.org.au/

TENPS is hosting an Native Plant open Garden Scheme. The first one is this Sunday 21st June-

Colliwoble event

Land For Wildlife at girraween Field Day

Crew and signGirraween field day is an annual event hosted at the rural based Girraween primary school. Here schools, local businesses and government comes together with the wider community and showcase local practices and produce used to create sustainable living solutions and encouraging sustainable behaviour and a connection to environment. The theme this year was “Love Where You Live”.  Two fantastic programs, Land for Wildlife Top End and ALEP (Aboriginal Land Care Education program) both run through Greening Australia, hosted a stall. Yvette Brady, training Coordinator and Emma Lupin, Land for Wildlife coordinator along with 4 ALEP students training in Conservation Land Management Certificate I, spent the morning engaging with students from more than 4 rural schools and their families. Among program information and photos there was a display of a variety of native seeds of many shapes, sizes and colours ranging from the huge Pandanus nuts to some tiny Eucalyptus seeds, yellow Brachychiton seeds and red Adenanthera (Red Bead Tree) seeds. The seeds drew a lot of attention from students and highlighted the diversity of our native plants in the place that we love and live and the wonder of how they reproduce. The ALEP students helped run a potting up activity, where all students and family could learn to pot up seedling of the native Premna acuminata, a butterfly attracting plant from our native coastal forest, and take them home to grow on. Emma, LFW coordinator also ran an activity matching photos of our native wildlife to their categories (insect, reptile, bird or mammal) and matching photos of landscape types to their names. It was a wonderful event which hopefully helped those attending see the wonder in our native landscapes

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Girraween primary students give the ALEP Conservation Land Management students and Land for Wildlife staff a tour of their native calendar plant garden at the open day.

Voluntary Conservation for Top End Native landscapes