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Bring down a wetland bully, the invasive bullrush Typha orientalis

Bring down a wetland bully, the invasive bullrush Typha orientalis

Ecojobs staff Jan van der Walt and Steven Spragg have been working hard to bring the bully bullrush (Typha orientalis) down! Wetlands need careful management where this invasive and aggressive species of Typha grows. Typha infestations interfere with water flow (restricting access to water by wildlife), shorten bore drains, reduce water quality, and provide breeding […]

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Green Skills holds Porongurup Eco Art Weekend

Between the 9th and 11th February 2018, Green Skills  held a “Seeing Like an Eagle” eco art and photographic weekend at the Porongurup in conjunction with the Friends of The Porongurup group. The weekend had input from artist Nikki Green (nikkigreen.com.au) and environmentalist Basil Schur and had a focus on the Ranges Link which forms […]

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“Help The Hoodie” Field Trip held near Cranbrook

On Wednesday 14th February 2018 , Green Skills and Gillamii Centre held a “Help The Hoodie” field trip around salt lakes on farms in the Cranbrook area. The field trip commenced at the Bob’s Lake Bird hide, on the Lehmann farm,  north east of Cranbrook and visited 4 lakes  on farms, The event provided a […]

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Denmark Men’s Shed helps repair Denmark Wetland bird hide

  Wed 31st January 2018 The Denmark Men’s Shed has helped repair and maintain a bird hide at the Green Skills’ Denmark Wetland Centre, Green Skills with help from the Denmark Men’s Shed have  just completed an upgrade to the  Bird Hide ( also called the Ornitarium) including replacing a section of the floor and […]

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Noongar Cultural Visit to Balijup Fauna Sanctuary

Focus on Goanna ( Karda) Survey at Balijup – 14 Dec 2017 On Thursday 14th December 2017 South Coast NRM joined forces with Green Skills to run a field-day focussing on Goanna (Karda) Trapping with Noongar people at Balijup Fauna Sanctuary. Minang Elder Eugene Eades provided the Welcome to Country. !8 people participated in the […]

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Visit to the Balijup Fauna Sanctuary to Check on nesting boxes

On Thursday 16th November, a group from the Denmark Men’s Shed in Denmark did a tour of the Balijup Fauna Sanctuary with Green Skills. The group helped check and assess progress of 15 small mammal nesting boxes installed 3 months ago on Jarrah trees within the 111 hectare fenced enclosure. The Denmark Men’s Shed had […]

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