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Watering Stories Blowing in the Wind

It wasn’t the best weather for filming a video on the Murray River floodplain this week, as Nature Foundation set out to tell the story of its successful environmental watering program. The light was good but the gusts of wind … Continue reading

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Diary of a red gum — update for 2017

Our red gum has been very slack with its diary – it needs to catch up a whole year (including reporting some surprises)!! Following the dense flowering in November 2016, the red gum had a dense crop of ripening fruit by … Continue reading

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After the Flood . . .

The health of the River Murray valley in South Australia is showing dramatic improvement following a very useful seasonal flood in spring-summer 2016. The flow event peaked at 94,865 ML/d at the South Australian border on 30 November 2016 and … Continue reading

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River Murray floodplains are flooding!

The current flood is a major gift from Nature to the South Australian River Murray valley, boosting continued recovery from massive damage in the Millennium drought and bringing boom times back to ecosystems. The rich toffee-coloured water is clear water … Continue reading

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Black box trees in glorious flower!

Black box trees flower mostly in summer, right? Wrong!! At least this year, for the first time since the start of monitoring black box in 2004, the majority of trees are in full glorious flower in winter! The working hypothesis … Continue reading

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The frog effect

The first reaction of landholders to the idea of environmental watering on their properties is usually cautious reservation. However, once water starts flowing onto their land, they are won over extraordinarily quickly by the sound of frogs and the sight … Continue reading

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Diary of a Red Gum – January-March 2016

  Following the disappointing flower crop in November and December, the red gum on our footpath produced a strong bud crop for the New Year, raising hopes of strong flowering in late 2016. In early January, the tree followed the … Continue reading

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