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NESTBOX INSPECTION AT FIVEBOUGH

Group taking photos nesting boxCamera in Parrot Box

Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists were asked if we would be interested in doing some monitoring of the recently installed nestboxes at Fivebough Wetlands. They were made and installed last year by the Work for the Dole crew who have done such fantastic work down there.

We were definitely interested in putting our newly acquired nest box inspection camera to use and agreed to have a look and see what we could find. We assembled on a Tuesday morning, 4 September equipped with GPS’s, a ladder and camera.

The task involved wandering through the young woodlands, finding the nestboxes, numbering them with tags then logging their GPS co-ordinates. We found 34 boxes and that there were two styles of boxes used.

Spring wildflower walk - Galore Hill

Date: 
30 Sep 2018 - 10:00am
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Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare invite you to join us for a Spring Wildflower Walk at Galore Hill Scenic Reserve.

Nella Smith, of the Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists, will lead us on a leisurely walk at this stunning reserve. We'll explore the native plants and animals, and admire the 360 degree views from the top of the hill, then enjoy a BBQ lunch.

All welcome!

File attachments: 
http://mfn.org.au/files/Galore%20Hill%20walk.pdf
http://mfn.org.au/files/Galore%20Hill%20Visitor%20Brochure.pdf

Livingstone – a Winter Walk

A forecast of a cold foggy morning did not deter four of us as we met at Glenn’s place for the Livingstone Forest excursion. We travelled in one car to the advertised meeting place at the Uranquinty Bakery. Despite being foggy all the way, Nella found that by keeping the speed down as did all the other drivers on the road, the driving wasn’t at all onerous.  We had allowed for slower travel and in fact arrived at the Bakery with 10 minutes before the meeting time of 9am.  Naturally we waited for others to turn up with a coffee.

Encouraged by the friendly service – advising us to sit at the warmest table – we waited until 9:30 before continuing on minus more company.  Approaching the National Park we encountered gaps in or rose above the fog.  In one of the gaps Nella spotted a number of Flame Robins scattered along the roadside fences.  Thoughts were that we should see more in Livingstone.