Woodland Flora

FOG highly recommends Woodland Flora, a Field Guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW and ACT), published in 2015.  It is an easy to use field guide for woodland ecosystems by Sarah Sharp, Rainer Rehwinkel, Dave Mallinson and David Eddy. It covers 440 species found in woodlands in the Southern Tablelands. Many of these species also occur in other habitats and in other regions and states. Every page has descriptions and one or more photos to help identify each of the species. This is a companion book to Grassland Flora.


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Jewels in the Landscape - New Publication

Dear All

I’m sure that Jacqui Stol has reached out to you all, but just in case, please promote the availability of “Jewels in the Landscape” to your stakeholders.  (FYI I have made hardcopies available to the Yass and Bowning/Bookham Landcare Groups)

It will be a good resource for anyone (landowners, landcare groups, Green Army supervisors & trainees, students) working in Box-Gum Grassy Woodland landscapes.

https://publications.csiro.au/rpr/pub?pid=csiro:EP154278

Kym Nixon | Natural Resource & Sustainability Officer | Yass Valley Council
PH: +61 (0)2 6226 9207 
E: kym.nixon@yass.nsw.gov.au  | W: http://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au


Land for Wildlife - Free property assessments

Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) have recently been successful in receiving funding to conduct ‘Land for Wildlife’ (LFW) assessments in the K2C and Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Regions.


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Public Comment open for Australian Pest Animal Strategy and the Australian Weeds Strategy

The Australian Pest Animal Strategy and the Australian Weeds Strategy are vital to Australia’s biosecurity system. The strategies are almost ten years old, and are being revised by the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee to improve consistency with new biosecurity policies; to set national goals and priorities to ensure a consistent approach to the management of pest animals and weeds. The revised drafts are open for public consultation from 5 September to 14 October 2016. Submissions received during this process will be considered when finalising the strategy, due for release in 2017.


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45th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble
8 Oct 2016 - 9:30am

Celebrate spring on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons. The spring pattern of flowering timing and abundance vary with the weather. Friends of Black Mountain welcomes everyone; experts or new to discovering the diversity. We plan several guides, and helpers, taking different directions on easy bush tracks.  Some relevant books will be for sale


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