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Newsletter Summer 2018-19

Latest Edition – Summer 2018-19

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       Naturally Yours Summer 2018-19 (7.28MB)http://gg

Featuring:

Wildlife Caught on Camera

Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO

Burning to Plan

Regional Council Update

Save the Tassie Devil

Tamar Ag in Focus

International Farm Management Congress

Ragwort Raids

Environmental Education

Loan Equipment

. . . and much more about great happenings in the Tamar Valley!

Wildlife Caught on Camera

Tamar NRM has some new wildlife cameras to assist us, and others, in discovering what species are in the Tamar. During 2018 the cameras have been out in gardens and reserves taking photographs and videos of wildlife. The cameras have motion sensors so they are triggered by anything going past. The cameras are fitted with Infra Red Flash or Black Flash No Glow technology so there is little to no light seen by animals or people when taking night shots. We hire out the cameras, so if you would like to use them please contact us on [email protected] or 03 6323 3310

Some of the Latest Videos

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Some of the Latest Images

 

 

Tasmanian Bettong

 

 

 

Long-nosed Potoroo

 

 

 

Pademelon

 

 

 

 

Black Rad

 

 

 

Carr Villa, Trevally and SKEMPS had photos of cats (pets and feral)

Ragwort Raids 2019 – Various Locations

Call for Volunteers

In our 20th year of “Raiding” lets demonstrate the value of people power. The Tamar Valley is getting on top of Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).

GET ALONG AND HELP US KEEP IT THAT WAY!

Link to Flyer

East Tamar

Saturday 2nd February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.

West Tamar

Sunday 3rd February 2019

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ Lunch provided.

Launceston

Wednesday 6th February

From 10.00am to 4.00pm (2 sessions)

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Meet at 10.00 am or 1.00 pm Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

Phone Tamar NRM – 6323 3310

Farmgate Festival – 24th-25th November

Farmgate Festival is a premiere food and farming event in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania.

A selection of farmers and producers are opening their gates for the weekend, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018, giving you the chance to go behind the scenes on the farm, meet the people who grow and make your food, and hear their stories. 

Along with farmers and producers there are two amazing feasts on too. Bookings are essential for these.

Check out the Farmgate Flyer for more information. Tickets can be purchased from the Farmgate Webstie along with all the information. Some tours need to be prebooked!

Reporting frog sightings and calls

Did you know there are 11 species of frogs in Tassie? Three of which only occur here.

FrogID Week, the Australian Museum’s FrogID citizen science program, concluded on 18th November, however you are invited to tell us about your sightings and the frog calls you hear.

We encourage all you citizen scientists to be the ears and eyes in our community.

Confirmed reports can be added onto the Natural Values Atlas and/or the Atlas of Living Australia.

We can help here.

We are particulalry interested in reports of the vunerable Green and Gold Frog (Litoria raniformis)

Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310

Wildflower Walk at Carr Villa Nature Reserve

Friends of Punchbowl Reserve

Join us for a Wildflower Walk at Carr Villa Nature Reserve

 

and Punchbowl Reserve, led by plant enthusiasts

Roy and Louise Skabo

Supported by members of the friends group

What: Guided Wildflower Walk

When: Saturday, 1st December, 2018, 9.30 am start

9.30-10.30  Car Villa, then 11.00-12.30  Punchbowl

Where: Carr Villa Nature Reserve, Opossum Road, Norwood

(meet at 9.30am at the Opossum Road Car Park or park along the roadway)

Punchbowl Reserve, Punchbowl

(meet at 11.00am at the top overflow car park)

POSTER LINK

                                                 FREE EVENT

Open to the general public to attend. BYO picnic lunch afterwards

 

       RSVP to Brock: Email [email protected] – Phone 0408 435 316

The Wonderful World of Waterbugs

The Wonderful World of Waterbugs

Afternoon session with John Gooderham

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Venue: QVMAG auditorium – 4.00pm-5-00 pm

Critters in Creeks – Macro-invertebrate Monitoring & Citizen Science

Field Work at various locations – Schools and Community

Wednesday 24th October 2018, 9.00am- 4.00pm

Meet at Queechy Lake Car Park, Queechy Road (off Penquite Road, Launceston) from 9.00 am

Build the Day into your school science curriculum

Bookings Tamar NRM on 6323 3310

LINK TO POSTER

Tamar NRM is  participating in this year’s National Waterbug Blitz and partnering with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), City of Launceston’s Natural Environment Unit, Plastic Free Launceston, NRM North and Landcare Tasmania.

What a Great Lineup! EXPO Presentation Details

WHAT’S ON AT THE EXPO

This years Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO has four workshop and presentations spaces and with such a great lineup there something for eveyone! 

Click on the times below to get all the details.

ALBERT HALL
Tamar Valley Centre

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Tasmania as the world leader in securing a stable climate (Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania)
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Solar Power: On-grid/off-grid? Batteries? Hot water? FAQs (Martin Dingemanse, MODE Electrical)
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Healthy soils: The key to growing well (Theresa Chapman, RMCG and Dr Graeme Stevenson with MC Costa Georgiadis)
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Sustainable & Healthy Housing: Some important principles (Dr Mark Dewsbury, UTAS)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Climate Leaders of Launceston (Launceston College & Scotch Oakburn College with MC Costa Georgiadis) 
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Solar Power: On-grid or off-grid? Batteries? Hot water? FAQs (Martin Dingemanse MODE Electrical)

John Duncan Room (A)

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Electric vehicles and you: Why, when, what, and how? (Clive Attwater Aust. Electric Vehicle Association)
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Sustainability at UTAS (Dr Carmen Primo Perez, University of Tasmania)
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Oils ain’t oils – How can you run a car on fish and chip oil?!  (Dr Scott Bell, Esmeralda Enterprises)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: How to be healthy in a toxic world (Joanne Roles, MiPassion)
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Create your healthy happy lifestyle with pure essential oils (Kay Hamilton, Kay’s Essential Oils)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: From waste to wealth (Mark Love, Bootstrap Enterprises)
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: How to get the most out of solar panels in Tasmania (Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania)
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Sustainable waste plastics recycling and reprocessing in Tasmania (Michael Turner, Envorinex)
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Oils ain’t oil 0 How can you run a car on fish and chip oil?!  (Dr Scott Bell, Esmeralda Enterprises)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Why a Farmers’ Market? (Kim Hewitt, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market)

John Duncan Room (B)

CITY PARK


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