The Gallery page focuses on some interesting projects and experiences we have been involved in, impressed by or are watching with interest.
How reintroduced species can change the environment:
After being absent from Yellowstone National Park for almost 70 years, wolves were reintroduced and the following video explains what effect this had for the environment. This is informative and useful information, wherever you are in the world.
Flying for your life:
ABC Radio National’s Off Track program has been following migratory shorebirds on their annual journey across the world.
“Millions of shorebirds fly between Australasia and the Arctic every year. They navigate over oceans using stars and magnetic fields, they sleep with half their brain at a time while they’re on the wing. But for some of them, this will be the last as shorebird populations are plummeting, with seven of Australia’s 37 Migratory waders on the Commonwealth’s list of threatened species.”
To find out more about Radio National’s “Flying for your life” series, click here.
Hunter Bird Observers Club awarded for
“Community Cooperation in Sustaining Birdlife”
entry at the 2015 Green Globe Awards:
Last night at the superb Art Gallery in Sydney HBOC was awarded a Highly Commended for our entry “Community Cooperation in Sustaining Birdlife” in the Green Globe Awards ceremony attended by the Minister for Environment, Mr Mark Speakman.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Hunter Bird Observers Club’s entry, click here.
Exploring what Kooragang Wetlands has to offer friends and families, Reena visits Ash Island and shares her experience.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Reena’s visit click here.
Or if you’d like to find out where Reena has been exploring, click here.
Newcastle City Council has partnered with Hunter Local Land Services to deliver an environmental learning program to six high schools within the Throsby catchment area. As part of the program, students were invited to enter a 20-second video commercial competition aimed at raising community awareness of actions to reduce litter pollution (marine debris) in our local waterways.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Marine Debris Video Challenge, click here.
Butterflies and Bushland is a 124 page illustrated guide to the butterflies of Ash Island first printed in 2011.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Butterflies and Bushland, click here.
Over 150 orchid species were found while collecting orchid specimens from the Hunter Region for the herbarium at the Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney. Elisabeth Burton has been a life-long naturalist; a botanist, bushwalker, photographer and bush regenerator.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Orchids of the Hunter Region, click here.
People’s Choice Award:
On 1st May 2015, the KWRP’s resident artist, Bob Seal, received the People’s Choice Award for his woodcut “Spring Planting Day” in the Impressions of Nature competition organised by Jackson’s Art Supplies.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the People’s Choice Award involving Bob Seal, click here.