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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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Weedy Wattles project smells like two-stroke

Green Skills Inc staff Rosie Smith, Aaron Banks and Dylan Lehmann were out and about at Montgomery’s Hill vineyard near Albany last week, giving a large stand of Sydney golden wattle some much-needed chainsaw therapy. Ably assisted by the vineyard’s new owner and his family, the team worked hard to clear a wattle infestation threatening […]

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A Trip to the Abrolhos

 Jewels in the Indian Ocean:   Reporting back from an environmental outing to the Abrolhos Islands For four days in late November 2017, I was fortunate to be able to join in a trip to the Houtman Abrolhos islands, 80km off the coast of Geraldton, WA. I was a volunteer on an environmental outing organised through […]

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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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Bird Survey Outing To Lake Anderson, North Stirlings

Searching for the elusive Hooded Plover On Sunday 12th November 2017, the Albany Bird Group and Green Skills conducted an outing to survey birds at Lake Anderson, that forms part of the Balicup Wetland Suite, north of the Stirling Range National Park.     12 people participated in the day which was led by Anne Bondin […]

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Denmark’s Sanctuary gets new sculpture for its Gondwana Garden

9th November 2017 Triceratops joins the herd at the Gondwana Garden – Denmark Sanctuary by Basil Schur, Denmark Green Skills A new dinosaur sculpture has been added to the Gondwana Garden at Green Skills’s Denmark Sanctuary building.Created by local artist  Fred Pearce, the ferocious looking creature is actually a harmless Triceratops. Triceratops was an herbivore, existing […]

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