One of Dr Nigel Swarts great hopes is that a project to build a living collection of some of Tasmania’s most threatened native orchids at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens with the help of volunteers, will one day help restock numbers in the wild. The orchid research scientist says Tasmania
Watching a pair of shorebirds wheeling above as you walk along a windswept beach is a familiar and comforting experience. But what if you returned the next day to find them gone, as if they’d disappeared in the blink of an eye? It’s a concern that’s driving efforts to get
It’s a major stopover for tourists travelling the East Asian- Australasian flyway but unless you’re one of them, such as the Eastern Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit or Red-necked Stint, you may not have heard of it. These feathered tourists fly up to 25,000 kilometres every year from the northern hemisphere to
One of the first things to strike you about St Pius X Catholic Church in Taroona is its surroundings. Set in coastal bushland, parishioners must find it difficult to keep their eyes on the pulpit when the church offers beautiful views of surrounding eucalypt trees and the broad River Derwent.
The hardest thing for Tim Ackroyd about running NRM South’s Small Landholders program has been turning people away, but that’s also a sign of its success. “My only regret is not being able to get everybody onto the program,” he says. “I hate having to turn people away.” Aimed at
It took a two minute video shot by one of his younger employees at pakana services to really bring home to John Easton just how far the Aboriginal land management business has come since its launch in August 2013. “A while back I modified my excavator so that I can