Project update – May

May 9th, 2017

This month the project team has been busy preparing for the upcoming community planting days at the Ginninderra site.

The planting days, organised with the support of the Ginninderra Catchment Group, are to be held on Sunday 21 May and Sunday 28 May 9.30 registration for 10am-2pm planting.

There will be a free lunch and an introduction to woodland ecology, but more importantly there is a great opportunity to be part of efforts to restore and improve our vital woodland environment.

Early bird registrations for the two events close at midnight on 10 May. All early bird registrations will be in the running for several prize packs from CSIRO that will include the Greening Australian glovebox guide Bringing Back Birds and an author-signed copy of the publication: ‘Jewels in the Landscape – Managing very high conservation value ground-layers in Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands’ by CSIRO’s Jacqui Stol and Suzanne Prober.

This month, information was also released on the Little Eagle’s big trek of 3300 kilometres from Canberra to the Northern Territory outback, which has intrigued the ACT collaborators who have been monitoring the adult male bird through satellite tracking.

This is a joint research project undertaken by the ACT Government, University of Canberra, Ginninderry and CSIRO, and is the first time this threatened species has been subject to satellite tracking. This distance was travelled in under three weeks and included flying 500 kilometres in one day, as well as reaching a maximum speed of 55 kilometres per hour.

The story was also covered in the Canberra Times.

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