The Pondcast: Reinstating the forgotten woodlands
On a drizzly windy spring day we found members of the Friends of the Forgotten Woodland on a roadside, planting banksia, sheoak and sweet bursaria plants. They were establishing a new seed orchard...
The entirely unpalatable Italian Buckthorn
In this episode of The Pondcast, Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Tania Parker is out in the field at the Tyrendarra Flora Reserve talking Italian Buckthorn. This introduced woody wood with attractive red berries...
Episode 10: Tossing golfballs in grasslands with ARI
In this episode we are out in the grasslands tossing golf balls into quadrats with researchers from the Arthur Rylah Institute. Brad Farmilo loves talking grassland ecology, and he’s passionate about...
Episode 9: Don Rowe – winning trophies for tree planting
Meet Victorian Landcare Awards Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award winner Don Rowe, from Maroona. This award acknowledges the significant contribution made by an individual...
Episode 8: Searching for the Bittern
In this Pondcast we are talking all about bitterns. We talk to project manager Jacinta – who explains the project behind finding the elusive Australasian Bitterns. These shy, long-necked birds who...
Episode 7: Discover Discovery Bay
Discover why the coastal area of south-west Victoria is so internationally important, not just for its geologically significant wetlands, but also the role it plays a round-the-world holiday destination for a group of birds from Siberia.
Episode 6: Restoring the native grasslands
In this episode, meet farmer David Franklin and researcher John Del Pratt as they discuss how they have worked for over 30 years to improve the grasslands of south-west Victoria.
Episode 5: What’s soil got to do with it?
Soil used to be seen as the enemy in natural resource management (NRM), and there was once a great divide between the farming community and those authorities who sought to improve the environment...
Episode 4: Why native fish need ladders and hotels in our waterways
In this episode of The Pondcast, we met the dynamic duo getting stuff done along the waterways of the Glenelg Hopkins CMA region – Steve and Alex.
Episode Three – Turning back the tide
In this episode of The Pondcast we meet Jarred, the man with the job of trying to manage the competing needs of our environment where the river meets the sea.