Kiah Community Day

Kiah Community Day

Invitations will soon be arriving in the letter boxes of Kiah residents for a community information day on Tuesday 2 July 2019 from 9.30am-1.30pm to hear about and discuss the natural and cultural aspects of living in Kiah, to have lunch and to make connections. Locals and experts from Council, the Atlas of Life, Local Land Services and […]

Bemboka River Reserve Field Day

Bemboka River Reserve Field Day

The Atlas Naturalists, part of the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, is hosting a field day at the Bemboka River Reserve on Sunday 7 April, 10am – 3pm. Here is their message about the event: The Bemboka River Reserve is an excellent example of Lowland Grassy Woodland, a Threatened ecological community. We’ll learn […]

Merimbula Star-Hair Pollinator Survey

Merimbula Star-Hair Pollinator Survey

Join in the community pollinator survey this Saturday 24th November from 10am-4pm in Tura Beach and help gather information about the Merimbula star-hair. This is a great opportunity to work with entomologists and learn about an endangered species found only in the Bega Valley Shire. See registration details here or on the poster below.

CMN Introduction to Fencing Workshop

CMN Introduction to Fencing Workshop

Fencing contractors Wayne Ubrihien and Terry Heffernan guided 25 participants through the steps of constructing a sturdy hinged joint fence at the CMN Introduction to Fencing Workshop on 15 October held at the Bega Travelling Stock Reserve. The workshop was practical with the chance to ask lots of questions and see examples of how to fence across a creek and […]

Dune restoration morning at Tathra this weekend

Dune restoration morning at Tathra this weekend

With the bushfire recovery phase now in full swing, the time has come to commence the restoration of natural areas in and around Tathra that were adversely impacted during the disaster. To that end, Bega Valley Shire Council has partnered with Tathra Landcare, the Far South Coast Landcare Association and the Tathra Beachside Caravan Park […]

Woodland Birds Workshop in Tathra – 7 Sept

Woodland Birds Workshop in Tathra – 7 Sept

Come along to On the Perch on Thursday 7 September from 9am-11am for Threatened Species Day to learn about and encounter some of the birds from our local area that are under threat. Hear about their habitat, some of the key threats and what we can do as landholders to assist. The day includes a short […]

Ossie Cruse on Australian Story tonight

Ossie Cruse on Australian Story tonight

The life story of well known local Aboriginal elder and pastor, Uncle Ossie Cruse, has been recorded by local filmmaker Toni Houston and will be featured on Australia Story on ABC TV tonight, 3 July at 8pm as part of NAIDOC Week. A main focus of Uncle Ossie’s work now is the “Healing Through Learning” […]

What’s in a Woodlot?

What’s in a Woodlot?

With firewood season already upon us, Jackie Miles explains how she and Max Campbell established a woodlot on their property in Brogo to meet their own firewood needs. (Note: Originally published in the CMN Newsletter, Autumn 2013 and reprinted here in the lead up to the CMN Woodlot Field Day in Tantawangalo on Friday 5 May 2017). Our […]

Is it as hot and dry as we think? Let’s ask the plants

Is it as hot and dry as we think? Let’s ask the plants

As our dams and rivers dry up, even hardy native plants like Spiny mat rush (Lomandra longifolia) are curling up their leaves. Our local Seedbank Coordinator is witnessing unusual flowering and seed set patterns in our trees and shrubs. So, as conversations abound about what a hot, dry season we’re having, let’s take a look […]