Websites with a different focus

Ecosystem Restoration

We support the United Nations’ declaration of a Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

Nature Glenelg Trust website

Nature Glenelg Trust is an environmental organisation with a focus on NRM regions between Melbourne and Adelaide. Bryan Haywood is a member of the Nature Glenelg Trust and the BCSA committee. At the BCSA’s November 2020 public meeting, he provided an historic overview of the Penambol Butterfly Walk, its establishment, and findings after 20 years of monitoring this site. He also highlighted some South East butterfly species not seen in other parts of the state, and conservation efforts being undertaken to conserve these species. Here are the slides he presented.

PLANTS AND WEEDS

Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Plant selector

South Australian Seed Conservation Centre

Seeds of South Australia

Wild Orchid Watch (WOW)

This is a national citizen science project designed to collect, record and share scientific information about Australian native orchids. After two years of development, testing and collaboration between citizen scientists, orchid enthusiasts and scientists, the WOW app is ready to use! You can access it on your mobile device here: https://www.app.wildorchidwatch.org

Wild Orchid Watch Australia is a project within iNaturalist and all photos and data collected using the WOW app will be stored, collated and identified on the iNaturalist platform. If you already have an iNat account you can use it to log in to the WOW app, and if not it is very easy to create one. For guidance on signing up and getting the most out of the WOW app please see the WOW App Instuctional Videos on the website.Frequently-asked questions about the WOW app are answered here: https://www.wildorchidwatch.org/faqs

You can also follow WOW on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

Nursery & Garden Industry S.A.

Grow Me Instead  http://www.ngisa.com.au/publications/grow-me-instead

Urban Biodiversity Adelaide and Mount Lofty N.R.M. 

https://landscape.sa.gov.au/hf/plants-and-animals/native-plants-animals-and-biodiversity/urban-biodiversity

OTHER ANIMALS

WWF Australia. Garden Escapees

http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/invasives/gardenescapees/

Buprestidae of South Australia (jewel beetles)

If you only have time for a cursory look at this new site, which has been created by Peter Lang, check out:

  • Melobasis propinqua verna, which has the most comprehensive documentation for breeding stages and host plants,
  • Temognatha congener, a particularly beautiful and rare species,
  • any of the Ethonion species, of special interest for their gall-making habit,
  • Castiarina erythroptera and C. subtestacea for examples of mimicry;
  • species in Castiarina and Melobasis which are the two largest genera, and Temognatha which has the largest beetles; – each have some very colourful species.

http://syzygium.xyz/buprestidae/taxonomy.php

Frog Watch SA

Frog Watch SA ( https://www.frogwatchsa.com.au/ ) fills a gap left by previous citizen science frog survey programs. It uses new technologies, is community driven and covers as much of South Australia as possible throughout the year.