Establishing and enhancing aquatic areas and plant propagation workshop

We are pleased to announce our next Land for Wildlife workshop for our landholder members.

Aquatic plants and plant propagation Aquatic plants and plant propagation

As our weather is  building up and the land generally is becoming a little crunchy, we will refresh ourselves and look forward to the wet season and talk about aquatic zones, as well as some marginal and general plant propagation.

The workshop will be kindly hosted on the beautiful 42 hectare property of amazing local artist and Land for Wildlife member Jasmin Jan. The day will start with a short walking tour of the lagoon side and intro by our host.

We will then invite Dave Wilson, a long-time local aquatic specialist to run a session on establishing or enhancing a wetland or aquatic zone, including water quality and plant selection. Greg Leach, our very own botanist, will also fill us in on common aquatic weeds, how to ID them and treat them.

After feedback from members, we are including a general native propagation work shop with our nursery consultant and training specialist from Greening Australia- Yvette Brady, who is a wealth of knowledge and will demonstrate and talk about the propagation of some selected native plants.

We will top off this wonderful morning with a light lunch/ brunch and a session of question and answers- your chance to ask all present about land management issues, bring plants to id, and share stories.

We really hope you join us. Please RSVP as there are limited places. Preference will go to Land For Wildlife members, but we are happy to accommodate interested others…

NT Field Guide App for smart phones

field guideSo, apologies if you don’t have a smart phone, and we know it isn’t for everyone, but if you do have one this is a really wonderful ‘app’ that saves dragging various books out and about to identify wildlife.

This app, along with others for different states, has been developed by Museum Victoria.  It features full descriptions of over 600 species with photos and artwork, sound recording for birds and frogs, and distribution maps depicting where best to look for them.  This could keep you amused for hours.

We would love anyone that does have a smart phone (Android or Apple) to down load it, give it a go and feedback to us, so we can review it in our next newsletter.  Find out more about downloading it here or search in the ”App store” on your phone

If you are more of a book person, then the Environment Centre NT are working on a project to produce a Field Guide- Wildlife of the Top End.

Click the picture below to read the flyer

ECNT field guide flyer

Land For Wildlife online

Land for wildlife collageWe are pleased to share this  Land For Wildlife blog site with you, where newsletters, relevant information, land management tips and techniques, events and members stories can be posted.

All past newsletters can be found under the newsletter tab- just double click on the picture of the front page of the newsletter you wish to open.

LFW April 2014 cover

We are also keen to show the amazing wildlife that our native landscapes support- so if you have any photos that you would like used please send them to us (and we can credit you). By email to info@nt.greeningaustralia.org.au

Verticordia and tree snake (5) sm

Voluntary Conservation for Top End Native landscapes