Websites with a different focus

Ecosystem Restoration

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

Resources on ecosystem restoration available here: https://www.decadeonrestoration.org/resources

Friends of Parks Inc. is the independent state body established to protect and represent the interests of the many individual Friends of Parks groups and affiliated groups in South Australia. Friends of Parks Inc.

Together, these groups represent a membership of over 5000 volunteers whose common interest is the protection and enhancement of South Australia’s natural and/or cultural heritage.

Green Adelaide is a South Australian Government supported organisation working to create a cooler, greener, wilder and climate-resilient metropolitan Adelaide. Green Adelaide

Beautiful tidal wetlands surrounding the St Kilda Mangrove Boardwalk have been sickening and dying since mid 2020. These include mangroves, and saltmarshes theoretically protected by the Commonwealth EPBC Act. St Kilda Mangroves Alliance

Flora and fauna of SA’s Murray mallee  http://www.ellura.info/Lepidoptera.html

The Estuary Care Foundation conserves, protects, enhances and promotes the ecology of the Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary https://www.estuary.org.au/

TAXONOMY

At the August 2021 B.C.S.A. meeting Mike Moore gave the second of three short presentations related to taxonomy. A video is available on YouTube here

PLANTS AND WEEDS

Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Plant selector

South Australian Seed Conservation Centre

Seeds of South Australia

Wild Orchid Watch (WOW) is a national citizen science project designed to collect, record and share scientific information about Australian native orchids. Wild Orchid Watch Australia is a project within iNaturalist and all photos and data collected are stored, collated and identified on the iNaturalist platform. You need an iNat account to log in to the WOW app. For guidance on signing up and getting the most out of the WOW app please see the WOW App Instuctional Videos on the website.

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

One Minute Bugs Short videos about insects by Denis Crawford

Native Australian Bees https://www.aussiebee.com.au/beesinyourarea.html

BCSA member Neil Cheshire’s flickr photo stream of wild life, especially birds and butterflies

Australian Wildlife (OzAnimals.com)

Australian Jumping Spiders Use this to identify jumping spiders.

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 the two largest genera, and Temognatha which has the largest beetles; all have very colourful species.

Fishes of Australia Great tool to help identify fish.

Frog Watch SA ( https://www.frogwatchsa.com.au/ ) Community driven. Covers much of SA.