Budawang Coast Atlas of Life's Journal

07 May, 2024

Drones find Koalas in Eurobodalla

For the first time in about as many years, three koalas have just been spotted in their natural habitat in the Eurobodalla Shire. Two were found in Kooraban National Park, in the Dignams Creek area, where it straddles the Eurobodalla and Bega shire border, with the third found in the Bodalla State Forest, not far from the new Eurobodalla dam. All three were found by drones which were funded for the project through a Commonwealth Government grant.

For Keith Joliffe, delegate for the Coastwatchers Association which started the Eurobodalla Koala Project, the discovery of the three koalas was “a very exciting find”.

https://the-riotact.com/drones-find-koalas-in-natural-eurobodalla-habitat-after-three-year-absence/767130

Posted on 07 May, 2024 06:19 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

16 April, 2024

Exploring the Forest Floor: Fungi, Ferns & Fuligo - Sun 21 April, 1.30pm

Sunday 21 April, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
Walk & Lab Session

Turn your eyes downward and experience the magic of the forest floor at the Botanic Garden. Top iNaturalist fungi identifier Sofia Zvolanek is coming to help with ID - read more about Sofia here: https://www.inaturalist.org/blog/90024-identifier-profile-sofiazed1

Reserve your spot now:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/exploring-the-forest-floor-fungi-ferns-and-fuligo-afternoon-session-tickets-883924962357

Posted on 16 April, 2024 07:08 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

20 March, 2024

Threatened Species Symposium at Bundanoon

The Shoalhaven Threatened Species Symposium that is occurring at the Bundanon Trust next Thursday 21 March.
https://www.bundanon.com.au/whats-on/shoalhaven-threatened-species-symposium-2024/

Tickets are limited, but it is sure to be a wonderful day with shared knowledge from many local experts within specialised fields about the conservation of threatened species and ecological communities within the Shoalhaven region.

Posted on 20 March, 2024 01:34 by annielane annielane | 0 comments | Leave a comment

01 March, 2024

Linnean Society Symposium - Batemans Bay, September 17th-19th

The Linnean Society of NSW is hosting a special symposium on the Natural History of the NSW South Coast - Batemans Bay, 17th-19th September. This is a great opportunity to both learn and promote the natural values of the South Coast. Submit an abstract for presentation, or register to attend:
https://linneansocietynsw.org.au/symposia/

Posted on 01 March, 2024 00:33 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

05 February, 2024

Fern ID Walk with Kevin Mills - North Nowra

Join us for a walk in the beautiful Grotto at North Nowra with botanist and NSW fern expert Dr Kevin Mills. 17 March, 8.30am.

https://budawangcoast.org.au/2024/02/05/fern-id-with-kevin-mills/

Posted on 05 February, 2024 05:21 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

South Coast Islands Book re-released

The first printing sold out - but it has been reprinted and now available through Envirobook.

Get your copy before its too late!
https://envirobook.com.au/product/south-coast-islands-new-south-wales/

Posted on 05 February, 2024 05:19 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

14 January, 2024

BCAL kicks over 100k observations!

Last Tuesday BCAL kicked over 100k observations! This remarkable effort is the sum of many with 4000+ contributors - ranging from casual observers, amateur naturalists and professional scientists. And the data is being used more than ever.

https://budawangcoast.org.au/100k/

Posted on 14 January, 2024 04:38 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

05 January, 2024

Only 500 hundred obs to major milestone!

We have nearly reached 100,000 observations for the Budawang Coast - a tremendous effort for the New Year.

Check out our stats here:
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/budawang-coast-atlas-of-life?tab=stats

The award for the most humourous observation goes to Dion Maple :
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/72514657

Send in your award nominations to budwangcoast@gmail.com - all categories accepted!

Posted on 05 January, 2024 06:38 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment

23 December, 2023

Where have all the Christmas Beetles Gone?

Take a break from Christmas pudding and join the Christmas Beetle Count. Just log your observations on iNaturalist, and they will automatically be part of the Count. This important work is helping to determine which Christmas beetle species are likely to be at risk of decline or extinction. And maybe it will also be our 100,000observation - nearly 98,000 so far!
https://budawangcoast.org.au/2023/12/23/where-have-all-the-christmas-beetles-gone/

Posted on 23 December, 2023 02:55 by teacay teacay | 1 comment | Leave a comment

15 December, 2023

Burrawangs besieged - new insect pests are causing damage

New insect pests are having a significant impact on burrawangs - iNaturalist is helping to document the spread of a newly descibed leaf scale, and a stem borer that has was first observed in 2019.
https://budawangcoast.org.au/2023/12/15/burrawangs-besieged-insect-pests-appear-to-be-spreading/

Posted on 15 December, 2023 08:11 by teacay teacay | 0 comments | Leave a comment