Great Southern Bioblitz

Great Southern Bioblitz

This year between the 22-25th October, Australia and 14 other countries will join together in the largest scale citizen science biodiversity survey in the southern hemisphere! 96 local areas including the Bega Valley have signed up to participate. Using the iNaturalist platform, the Great Southern Bioblitz (GSB) is an annual opportunity to participate in a […]

Gang-gang and Glossy Black-Cockatoo Projects

Gang-gang and Glossy Black-Cockatoo Projects

SAVING OUR THREATENED SPECIES These are two of our most loved parrots and their numbers are declining rapidly. We don’t want to lose them in our region so the Atlas of Life is asking you to help with important research. In order to establish their main habitat areas and their habits, we are asking people to record […]

Habitat Hollows with new drilling technique

Habitat Hollows with new drilling technique

If you’re interested in creating habitat and breeding hollows on your property and have been thinking about nest boxes or creating hollows using a chainsaw, have a look at this ABC News story about fast tracking the creation of tree hollows for wildlife using a purpose-built drill. We’ll share more information about this technique in […]

Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2020

Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2020

The 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held from Monday 19 – Sunday 25 October. This is one of Australia’s biggest annual citizen science events, with more than 88,000 people participating last year and nearly 3.4 million birds counted. It’s a great way to connect with the birds in your area and to contribute to BirdLife Australia’s knowledge of Australian […]

Wildlife Videos After the 2018 Fires

Wildlife Videos After the 2018 Fires

After the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra bushfire of 18 March 2018, David Gallan created two short videos documenting moments in the lives of some of the animals in the forest around him in the year that followed the fire. These videos give an intimate window into the lives of these animals, including bandicoots, possums, gliders, insects, frogs, wallabies […]

Bega River BioBlitz

Bega River BioBlitz

For this year’s National Science Week celebrations, the Atlas of Life is partnering with the Sapphire Coast Science Hub, Bega Valley Shire Council and the Bega River and Wetlands Landcare Group to co-ordinate a BioBlitz along the Bega River and nearby habitats from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August. A BioBlitz is a citizen science […]

All Things Arachnid Workshop

All Things Arachnid Workshop

The Atlas Naturalists are holding a workshop on Saturday 10 August from 2-5pm at the Tura Marrang Library as part of National Science Week. Here are some details: “Have you ever wondered what makes an arachnid so different to an insect? Do you know what spiders, ticks and scorpions have in common? Would it surprise […]