Websites with a different focus

Ecosystem Restoration

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

Friends of Parks Inc.

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.

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

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

St Kilda Mangroves Alliance

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.

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)

This 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 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

BCSA member Neil Chesire has a flickr photo stream of wild life, especially birds and butterflies

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.
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.