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Greybox Gazette August 2021

 August 2021
 

Welcome to the 'Grey Box Gazette'

The Grey Box Gazette is an occasional newsletter of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's 'Linking Landscapes' Grey Box Project. 

 

 

Fawkner Scouts at Grey Box planting day. S Sharkey.

Grey-crowned Babbler. C Tzaros

'Linking Landscapes' - a project to protect Grey Box Grassy Woodlands and Derived native Grasslands

The Goulburn Broken CMAs 'Linking Landscapes' project is a five-year project funded by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. 

It is delivered by Community Landcare Networks and Traditional Owners to connect and improve the condition of 1449 hectares through fencing, revegetation, pest plant and animal control, paddock tree protection, as well as engaging the community through activities and events. 

For more information on how you can undertake funded works on your property, click on the Expression of Interest form here

2020 - EOI form - Grey Box Grassy Woodlands

 

The Ground Storey field day

 

 

Telling the 'Ground Storey'

Staff from Moira Shire Council and Parks Victoria recently joined us at Broken Boosey State Park at Katamatite to hear from ecologist Chris Tzaros about the importance of the often-overlooked 'ground storey'.

Chris spoke about how a healthy ground layer consisting of sticks, leaves, humus, fungi, logs and branches provides homes for invertebrates and assists with nutrient recycling. 

Chris officially launched ‘The Ground Storey’ booklet, a publication produced to promote the importance of the ground layer, featuring his beautiful photos of wildlife and the environment.

You can contact the GBCMA (details below) for a copy of 'The Ground Storey' or  Download a copy here

Protecting Paddock Trees One Guard at a Time.

The Linking Landscapes project is focusing on protecting precious Grey Box for now and the future. 

The 'On Your Guard' paddock tree guard program enables landholders to recieve 3 purpose-built paddock tree guards at no cost.  See the following article for how this progam has been happening through the Goomalibee Landcare Group:  

Playing the long game for landscape health

To find out more about the 'On Your Guard' program, contact janicem@gbcma.vic.gov.au

 

 

  Regent Honeyeater. C TzarosRegent Honeyeater. C Tzaros

Focus on..... Regent Honeyeater

The Regent Honeyeater is one of the species the Linking Landscapes project is focusing on for habitat enhancement.   As well has habitat loss, these beautiful honeyeaters are facing many challenges.  Read this ALA article to hear results of a recent study by ANU on why Regent Honeyeaters are changing their song. 

Pink Finger OrchidsPink Finger Orchids. J Osmotherly

Goulburn Broken Catchment Calendar

Each year the Goulburn Broken CMA produces a calendar featuring photographs of the birds, animals, insects plants, and places of our beautiful catchment.  For information on how to enter your photos click here:   Time to get snapping

Please note, you are able to send your photos all year round - what doesn't make this year's deadline will be placed into next year's competition!  

For all in person events, please don't attend if you are feeling unwell or are waiting for Covid test results.

For further information about the Linking Landscapes Grey Box project please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752)
Shepparton, Victoria 3630

Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au
Website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au 

The Greybox Gazette Newsletter is made available thanks to funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program