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A Night Walk in the Adelaide Hills

Have you ever set a moth trap before? Earlier this month I made a suggestion that the 26th of April should be Australian moth night as part of the CNC event. Its one of those things that I thought would always be interesting to do, but just never had time to ever give it aContinue reading “A Night Walk in the Adelaide Hills”

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Garnering Gold From Gumtrees

There’s gold in them thar gum leaves … yes, under specific circumstances. But knowledge and data is also gold. It’s gold to researchers and we can help them find it.  April 24 – 27 is the international City Nature Challenge and during this time people will be asked to collect data via photographs uploaded toContinue reading “Garnering Gold From Gumtrees”

City Nature Challenge 2020 Media Release

CITIZEN AND COMMUNITY SCIENTISTS ACROSS THE GLOBE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CITY NATURE CHALLENGE, APRIL 24-27, 2020 Fifth annual challenge offers an opportunity for people to connect with nature and participate in a collective scientific effort, while safely navigating public health challenges; results will be announced on May 4. “Join the biggest Bioblitz in AustralianContinue reading “City Nature Challenge 2020 Media Release”

Two for the Price of One

Many people would not think of looking for orchids in autumn, but in the Greater Adelaide region we have three orchid species flowering at this time of the year, with many winter orchids not far behind. By late April, one of South Australia’s most attractive autumn orchid, the Fringed Hare Orchid, Leporella fimbriata will be in the middle of its flowering time.

Most Observable Organisms of Greater Adelaide

Week 2:The Common Brown Butterfly (Heteronympha merope) All 5 Families of Butterflies are represented in South Australia. The Skippers & Darts (Hesperiidae), the Gossamer-winged (Lycaenidae), the Whites & Yellows (Pieridae), the Swallowtails (Papilionidae), and the Brush-footed (Nymphalidae). Within the Brush-footed Family we find one of Greater Adelaide’s most numerous Butterflies, the Heteronympha merope, unsurprisingly namedContinue reading “Most Observable Organisms of Greater Adelaide”