CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY 3rd March

 Sapphire Coast Marine Society President Michael McMaster has arranged a Clean Up Australia Day Event on Sunday 3rd March

    Meet at  Merimbula  Information Centre & clean up from promenade to Bridge  at 9.00 am. Gloves & Bags will be supplied, but please bring a Hat and wear suitable shoes. Friends welcome!  Queries phone Michael on 0488 683 409 .
And for those of you interested in nature other than the Marine Environment Chris Allen has given us the following invitation. Chris and his team and volunteers are doing lots of work to find out Koala numbers in the local area and hopefully prevent logging of their few habitats.

Hello everyone

 

The koala surveys that have been underway in coastal forests between the Bermagui and Bega Rivers is entering a phase in which volunteers will be able to make a significant contribution to the program.

 

We will hosting two volunteer days on the Saturday 9th and Sun 17th March 2013.

 

Anyone who is interested in learning more about and participating in the program can join with members of the koala survey team on either or both of those days. 

 

We will meet at Victoria and Steve Reed’s property at 9 am on both days.  They live on Whittles Rd, on the eastern edge of one of the main areas of koala activity.  This road joins the Bermagui/Tathra Rd on its western side, just to the north of the Wapengo Creek bridge.

 

The track into their property is approximately 700m from this junction.  There is a numbered sign there (720) and a yellow buoy attached to a tree. 

 

Before we go into the field we will discuss the survey program.  We will also need to register and run though safety procedures.  We will then divide into teams and go to predetermined locations where we will undertake searches for koala evidence and record ecological information about the sites.

 

The day will proceed at a leisurely pace and we should be finished by approximately 16:00.

 

If you are interested in participating please contact me at this email and I will send you some more detailed information sheets and registration forms.

 

I am happy to discuss further with anyone – My mobile is 0417231477. 

 

Chris Allen

Corridors and Core Habitat for Koalas Project

Office of Environment and Heritage


Sculptured Sea Moth

Sculptured Sea Moth

Michael MacMaster found this…

Sculptured Sea Moth
Pegasus lancifer ( Kaup, 1861)
Usually found from the Bass Strait area and around Tasmania to South western Australia.
Lives on shallow sandy areas near seagrass beds and can be found down to 50 m.
The animal in the picture is a female, the male has green and yellow markings on his wings.
They grow to 12 cm, the specimen pictured is around 4 cm.

SCMS Narooma Boardwalk

Join the Sapphire Coast Marine Society on their Narooma Boardwalk on Sunday 10th February.

Alan Scrymgeour  will be leading the boardwalk .

Meet at 1:00pm to have lunch together at Mill Bay Car Park before the walk. Low tide is around 2:30pm

Any questions ring Michael on: 0488 683 409

Easy walking, usual sun protection.

Friends of Grasslands latest newsletter

We have just been sent the FOG latest newsletter. This is mostly about areas round Canberra, but may well be of interest to you. 2013_01-02

Here is a link to their website too: www.fog.org.au