Tracking Armidale’s Koalas

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After successfully tracking six koalas near Mt Duval we are about to embark on a new koala tracking project to the north east of Armidale. With lots of reports coming in of koalas being seen near the Pine Forest, at Tilbuster and between Puddledock and Donald Roads, we hope to catch 3 more koalas and… Read More

Building Blocks of Habitat workshop

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On Saturday 25th November (9am to 2pm), I will be conducting a workshop at the Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens on the “Building Blocks of Habitat“. The workshop is designed for people in urban areas or small rural blocks to learn about the wildlife they could attract to their gardens and how to do it. We… Read More

Walk in the Snow Gums


I recently got to walk through a beautiful Snow Gum Woodland at Glen Elgin with local landholders. Report on the day in the Glen Innes Examiner.  This beautiful property shows what New England once looked like, with an understorey of native grasses and a range of trees overhead. Alex Dudley discovered dozens of mini-beasts within… Read More

Stringybark project wins major environmental award


Moree Plains Shire Council was the outright winner of the NSW Roadside Environmental Management Award at the 2016 LGNSW Excellence in the Environment Awards presented yesterday. The Award was sponsored by the NSW Roadside Environment Committee. Congratulations also to Lachlan Shire Council and Ballina Shire Council which each received Highly Commended Awards. Stringybark Ecological developed… Read More

Koala Workshops


Stringybark Ecological will be running three workshops on the Northern Tablelands where you can learn about koalas, how to spot them and what you can do to ensure their survival. Register for the workshop at Armidale workshop, Newholme, Sat 10th Sept 2-4pm. Afternoon tea provided. Newholme is accessed from the New England Hwy, 10 km… Read More

Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket in northern NSW

Northern NSW is home to a unique ecological community: Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket (or SEVT). A type of dry rainforest, this community includes a rich diversity of plants and animals. SEVT is often dominated by Notelaea microcarpa (Native Olive) and Geijera parviflora (Wilga) and usually has a low tree layer, a dense tall shrub layer and a dense ground… Read More