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Fabulous flowering season on the Murray River floodplain

December 2017 has turned out to be the best flowering season yet for river red gums and black box on the Murray River floodplain! The trees seem to have returned to the ‘normal’ pattern of summer flowering for red gums … Continue reading

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Urgent Warning: Escalating Threats to Survival of Planet

  An urgent warning of major threats to the survival of our planet has just been published in BioScience. The paper by Ripple et al. (2017) has been endorsed by 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries (BioScience, bix125, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix125). They are … Continue reading

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Cranes, Cackling Geese and Californian wetlands

During a recent visit to California, it was great to meet up with former Ducks Unlimited colleague Andy Engilis, and to re-visit two key waterbird sites in the delta of the Central Valley. Last seen in 2001, managed wetlands at … Continue reading

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Green & gold springtime in the Murray River Valley

Springtime this year in the Riverland in the South Australian Murray River Valley is green and gold, with fresh green groundcover plants and shrubs across the floodplains and golden cassia bushes lining the roads. This is the strongest flowering season … Continue reading

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Stand up and support delivery of the Murray-Darling Basin

The Healthy Rivers Roadshow has just completed 11 community meetings across the Murray-Darling Basin, from Dubbo and Broken Hill to Goolwa, Meningie and Adelaide. People with a range of interests and backgrounds came together to hear about the state of the … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

When trying to decide how best to apply environmental water to River Murray floodplains, knowing when the dominant eucalypts flowered sets the time when ripe seeds will fall from the trees (12 months after flowering). Therefore, watering at that time … Continue reading

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The Red Centre is not so red just now!

Red sand is in short supply in the Red Centre of Australia just now, rather colours are dominated by dense blond thickets of spinifex, golden yellow senna bushes, silvery blue bush, lilac mulla mulla and green groves of slender young … Continue reading

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