Budawang Coast Atlas of Life's Journal

Journal archives for February 2023

08 February, 2023

Late Notice: 'Using Sanctuaries to Restore Degraded Ecosystems' online Thur 9 Feb 7-8pm

Presentation to NPA NSW meeting by Neville Barrett, Marine Science Research Fellow, University of Tasmania
'Using Sanctuaries to Restore Degraded Ecosystems' - Thursday 9 February 7-8pm online
Neville’s research has helped to improve our understanding of marine life and ecosystems in the temperate reef systems on the East Coast of Australia. He will share examples of how we can best design marine sanctuaries to protect important predators, such as the lobster, to keep our underwater world healthy.

He will explore how marine parks can help inform understanding and management of urchin barrens? What causes barrens and are they natural? Why are they where they are? What can/should we do about them? How do they impact biodiversity and ecosystem function?
FREE TICKETS HERE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/join-us-for-a-webinar-nsw-marine-parks-working-group-tickets-529147984867?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=cc0026bc5a

This presentation will be very educational for all levels of knowledge and particularly relevant to those attending Nature Coast Marine Group's S.O.S. Paddle Out on 12 March at Narooma.

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21 February, 2023

iNaturalist Training & Field Trips - Batemans Bay 23 Feb or 1 April & Narooma 6 April 9-11am

Local botanist Jenny Connelly is running a series of iNaturalist Citizen Science field sessions.
This free training is being delivered as part of the Great Eastern Ranges WWF (Eurobodalla - lower Shoalhaven) project.

Thurs 23 Feb and Sat 1 April 9-11am
iNaturalist App Citizen Science Training - Batemans Bay
Water Gardens - 1 Museum Place, Batemans Bay

Thurs 6 April 9-11am
iNaturalist App Citizen Science Training - Narooma
Rotary Ringland walk, carpark at end of Ron Gross Lane, Narooma

RSVP: floydwafter62@gmail.com or 0422891740 or Facebook message for these events.

Bring a hat & insect repellent. We will be walking in the field.
Jenny will be covering: Field photo techniques; Uploading photos; Obscuring location of rare species; One on one training.

Please join these local projects beforehand. They are a great guide to see what is being seasonally recorded in our region and can help with plant ID.

You can direct message Jenny on iNaturalist – username floydwafer – if you need any iNat help.

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24 February, 2023

“Nesting birds - their haunts and habits” Tues 28 February 7pm, Jamberoo

IBOC veteran and master bird photographer Peter Fackender will present “Nesting birds - their haunts and habits” at this month’s Jamberoo CWA Nature talk. Featuring fascinating photos and video captured during more than 50 years as a bird photographer, Peter will be sharing tips on how to take good bird photos.

Details: 7pm Tuesday, 28 February, in the Jamberoo Youth Hall (directly behind IGA).
Admission $5 for adults, school age children free, includes light refreshments. No bookings required.

Peter has studied and photographed more than 450 birds in every part of Australia, including some of the most remote and inhospitable areas. For much of that time he carried scaffolding in his ute to erect 11 metre-high towers next to trees with bird’s nests. He would climb to the top every morning and spend the day photographing nestlings and their parents, sometimes for days on end. His rarest photograph is of a Grey Falcon which he found 100 km east of Birdsville.

So what makes a good bird photographer?
“The ability to blend in so you become part of the surroundings and so become invisible to birds,” says Peter. “And you need patience and more patience.”

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Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action - Mar session - register by 28 Feb

BirdLife Australia is about to open up their Gang-gang Cockatoo edu-action project in 2023. With two sessions this year – March and August, you will get free access to a self-guided online course (taking an estimated 3 hours) that allows you to learn about Gang-gang Cockatoos and develop your own action plan to help the species.
Share and connect with other participants as you contribute to research that will inform recovery actions. Register your interest to join the upcoming March intake now - registrations close on 28 February!
Link for more information and to register https://birdlife.org.au/events/gang-gang-cockatoo-edu-action-course/?fbclid=IwAR3jTxVOirlEJiVel8zNaYDadgVL8bgzby3BkzEVJmVSfv5AoZKckWdvUcg

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