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ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS

Here are some great websites that will help you understand, nurture and identify your local species.

 

MADE AN INSECT HOTEL?

Download Bee in the Know to learn more about installation, planting, ID and monitoring

HABITAT

PLANTING GUIDE

Leech M, 2012, Bee Friendly: A Planting Guide for European Honeybees and Australian Native Pollinators, for Australian Government Rural Industries and Development Centre, Australian Government.

Downloadable copy: https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/12-014

HOLLOWS AS HOMES

A citizen science initiative to survey and report tree hollows hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/hollows-as-homes/hollows-as-homes

A HOLLOW IS A HOME BY Abbie Mitchell

An academic book for 7-11 yo children written by our founder about the importance of tree hollows for Australian fauna. Published June 2019 by CSIRO with teaching resources available. Watch this space!

At least 345 Australian animal species need a hollow as a home

HABITAT STEPPING STONES

Macquarie University have created this program to engage people in creating habitat for local animals

http://www.habitatsteppingstones.org.au/

HABITAT NETWORK

Tips on creating a wildlife corridor through urban areas including beautiful posters on developing small bird habitat and tackling weed removal

http://www.habitatnetwork.org/HabitatNetwork_main.htm

BACKYARD BUDDIES

A site to promote identification and habitat creation for Aussie animals

https://www.backyardbuddies.org.au/

Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints…

WILDLIFE IN SYDNEY

This site introduces some of the more common species of the Sydney area

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/get-involved/sydney-nature/wildlife

BIRDS

BIRDS IN BACKYARDS

Who are you sharing your backyard with?

www.birdsinbackyards.net/

BIRDLIFE AUSTRALIA

The authority on our feathered friends

www.birdsinbackyards.net/

Intelligent birds like magpies are fun backyard buddies

FROGS

FATS – Frog and Tadpole Study Group

A Sydney based community group of frog enthusiasts. Great posters for sale through them

https://www.fats.org.au/

FROGS OF AUSTRALIA

A regional guide to frogs near you

https://frogs.org.au/frogs/

AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM FROG ID PROJECT

A free downloadable app to help ID frogs from their call and map their distribution

https://www.frogid.net.au/

BATS

SYDNEY BATS

Did you know there are at least 19 species of microbat in Sydney? Find out more here

http://sydneybats.org.au/

AUSTRALASIAN BAT SOCIETY (Ausbat)

http://ausbats.org.au/home/4551308652

REPTILES

THE AUSTRALIAN REPTILE ONLINE DATABASE

www.arod.com.au/

THE REPTILE DATABASE

An international site on reptiles with loads of Australian species

reptile-database.reptarium.cz/

Did you know that you can identify a frog by its call. Listen carefully!

CITIZEN SCIENCE

QUESTAGAME

This app is a fantastic tool to engage kids (of all ages) in finding and recording their local biodiversity

https://questagame.com/

CITIZEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

Find a citizen science project near you

Get Involved!

CONSUMERISM

MAPPING EFFECT OF CONSUMERISM ON THREATENED SPECIES

This interactive site reveals the impacts of human consumption on animals in other countries

http://worldmrio.com/biodivmap/

THE HIDDEN COST OF HAMBURGERS

This easy to understand video highlights the environmental costs of producing a hamburger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut3URdEzlKQ

 

THE STORY OF STUFF

Part of a series of videos by The Story of Stuff investigating the impacts that our consumerist choices have on the Earth.

https://storyofstuff.org/

This mighty grub will develop into a longhorn beetle. It breathes via the holes (spiracles) along its side

TREE OF LIFE

ONE ZOOM

An interactive tree of life like no other

www.onezoom.org/

Fungi networks are usually hidden until the fruiting body (a mushroom or toadstool) is revealed

Connectivity across habitats is vital for biodiversity to thrive!

INVERTEBRATES

VALLEY BEES

Resources for creating bee habitat

http://mrccc.org.au/valley-bees/

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEE BOOK by Tim Heard

A must have book if you own a native bee hive

http://www.sugarbag.net/

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEE RESEARCH CENTRE

The go to site for all native bee information by Dr Anne Dollin and Les Robinson

www.aussiebee.com.au

POLLINATOR 2 PLANT

Support materials from the Australian museum about pollinators

https://australianmuseum.net.au/Plant2pollinator-support-materials

BEE SCENE

Support materials from Australian museum especially about bees!

http://australianmuseum.net.au/bee-scene1

THE BEE HOTEL ID GUIDE

A guide to the residents using your bee hotel

www.beesbusiness.com.au/articles/Halcroft_and_Batley_The_Bee_Hotel_ID_Guide.pdf

 Whoa! What a massive dragonfly!

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEE EDUCATION

Site by bee specialist Dr Halcroft that includes information on pollinator week

www.beesbusiness.com.au/

WILD POLLINATOR COUNT

An easy citizen science project to count and report the pollinators in your area

https://wildpollinatorcount.com/

NATIVE BEES – POSTERS

Bee-utiful bee posters by Gina Cranson to help you ID the bees in your region

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/257440677/nativebees-of-nswposter-2nd-edition

MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES OF AUSTRALIA

Want to ID a flutterby or it’s caterpillar form? This is the place – the butterfly encyclopaedia via The Butterfly House

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/butter.html

 The giant fishing spider is harmless to us – but deadly to aquatic invertebrates!

SPIDERS OF AUSTRALIA

The best spider site on the web

http://www.arachne.org.au/default.asp

SPIDENTIFY

An app to help you ID spiders on the fly (pun intended)

https://identify-spiders.com/

GOOD BUG OR BAD BUG?

A guide to beneficial bugs that help control invertebrate pests

www.goodbugs.org.au/

BRISBANE INSECTS

A great website to help ID invertebrates – with many common to Sydney

https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/

QUICK INVERTEBRATE GUIDE

 A simple guide to assist in identifying invertebrate groups

https://australianmuseum.net.au/document/Quick-Invertebrate-Guide/

WEB 2 SPIDER by BUGWISE – The Australian Museum

The web made by a spider is an indicator as to the creator’s identity while spider diversity is an important indicator of ecological health

https://australianmuseum.net.au/document/original-web2spider-guide/

https://australianmuseum.net.au/document/web2spider-supplement

https://australianmuseum.net.au/uploads/…/web2spider%20toolkit%20for%20schools….

Flowers attract pollinators like birds, possums and insects!

THREATENED SPECIES & CONSERVATION

THREATENED SPECIES OF NSW

Search for threatened species in your region

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedspeciesapp/

THREATENED SPECIES OF AUSTRALIA

A list of the threatened species in recognised nationally

http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicthreatenedlist.pl

THE CONVERSATION – environmental articles such as –

Profiles on 96 most endangered australian animals

https://theconversation.com/australias-critically-endangered-animal-species-11169

THREATENED SPECIES OF THE WORLD

IUCN red list

Information about the world’s most threatened species

https://www.iucnredlist.org/

Rock pools can be full of surprises like this attractive sea slug

CONSERVATION STATUS

An explanation of the different categories of conservation status

https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/conservation-status-what-does-it-mean/

Want to know about the assessment process? Find out here on this one sheet IUCN guide

https://www.iucnredlist.org/resources/summary-sheet

or the National guide here

https://www.environment.gov.au/…/tssc-guidelines-assessing-species-2015.pdf

EDGE SPECIES

The most threatened species based on their evolutionary distinctiveness such as the top 100 mammals

https://www.edgeofexistence.org/species/

 This aphid mimics a fluffy seed or feather for camouflage. How clever!

SPECIES MAPPING

ATLAS OF LIVING AUSTRALIA

Use the ‘explore your area’ links to discover the species in an area as small as 1km around your address. This is also the perfect tool to help access where creating corridors and stepping stones would be most beneficial.

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NSW BIONET

This feeds into ALA but provides a different search for local species

www.bionet.nsw.gov.au/

 Cicada’s spends hours emerging from their shell – amazing to watch!

CLIMATE CHANGE

This interactive map shows species distribution and how it will be affected by climate change.

http://climas.hpc.jcu.edu.au/

INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION NEWS

MONGA BAY

International reporting about conservation issues and biodiversity searchable by country and species

https://www.mongabay.com/

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS