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dougkSat, 06/08/2016 - 1:05pm

When I first began visiting North Arm Cove I heard stories of koalas within the village and that someone was keeping a record of local koala sightings. But then for years it seems we had no new sightings in the village. In my walks in the bush around the Cove I've looked in vain for signs of koalas. I was, with sorrow, quite prepared to accept that there were no more Cove koalas. That was until this past week.

NSW koalas were placed on the vulnerable species list in 2012. Urban development across the state has led to habitat...

mpicklesTue, 21/06/2016 - 10:37am

Phascogales were caught on camera at a property near Tea Gardens

Mid Coast Council has cameras for loan that can be used by property owners to identify wildlife on thier property.

You may be surprised what you find!!

If you are interested in finding out more contact Karen Bee (02) 6591 7222

mpicklesTue, 21/06/2016 - 10:24am

This is an opportunity for local covers to contribute to a project that identifies wildlife living in hollows.

In urban and agricultural areas large, hollow-bearing trees are in decline, but many species of animal rely on tree hollows. In NSW, hollow-dependent species include at least 46 mammals, 81 birds, 31 reptiles and 16 frogs. Of these, 40 species are listed as threatened with extinction. This is why the ‘loss of hollow-bearing trees’ has been listed as a key threatening process to biodiversity in New South Wales.

Farms and agricultural areas are often characterised by large, old,...

tonyhTue, 08/03/2016 - 9:59am

We knew Sunday, March 6th was going to be a hot and humid day. A good one perhaps for the beach or an air-conditioned pub/restaurant/living room.

Despite this, fourteen committed volunteers turned up at the Hall for an early start on the never-pleasant task of sweeping up the rubbish dumped around our village. And, once again, the job was done efficiently and without fuss or complaint.

On behalf of the community and myself as organiser, sincere thanks to those who helped, namely Sandy and Pete Chappelow, Mike Thorpe, Peter Freeman, Patty Moller, Pat Brennan, Doug Kohlhoff, Len Yearsley...

Have you seen a phascogale?
mpicklesThu, 11/02/2016 - 9:27am

Phascogales are one of the threatened species in the area which rely on the preservation of habitat to maintain thier numbers.

You may not have seen them about as they are mostly nocturnal and have a way of hiding behind trees from humans.

This pic was taken by a Land for Wildlife member at Pindimar using a webcam.

Have you seen phascogales here in North Arm Cove?

Webcams will be available soon for loan from Great Lakes Council for residents to use to find out what is about in your area, more information will be posted...


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