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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...

Matt Bell Chief Ecologist GLC
mpicklesSun, 15/11/2015 - 5:04pm
Matt Bell Chief Ecologist GLC with NAC Residents 24 Oct 2015

“ We must consider ourselves lucky, geographically and biologically. This comes with responsibilities for us, as custodians of the extraordinary!”

Matt Bell chief ecologist from Great Lakes Council was the guest speaker at a workshop on what’s in our Backyard Saturday, 24 October 2015. Twenty NAC residents were treated to a lively passionate and highly educational presentation and walk with Matt on the biodiversity in the Great Lakes area and how we can contribute to reducing impact and preserving what we have in the Cove. The workshop was supported by the GLC Land for Wildlife...

mpicklesFri, 06/11/2015 - 6:06pm

The developer at Fame Cove has been fined a mere $8,000 for clogging up the creek with trees, the clearing was not authorised. Neighbours are not happy. 

Copy and paste this link into your web browser for the full story.


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