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March 6, 2013

An ideal dam at Flowerdale

A wildlife wetland near Strath Creek

Last Saturday the Strath Creek Landcare Group, assisted by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, hosted a field day at our Strath Creek property that focused on improving the habitat value of farm dams. Twenty people – local landholders and some from the neighbouring Yea River catchment – heard environmental consultant Peter Mitchell explain what is meant by biodiversity in relation to farm dams, and the benefits of, and various means of achieving, improved biodiversity.
After a stroll around our farm dam and the adjacent specially-developed wildlife wetland, Danielle Beischer from the Waterwatch program talked about water quality and the role of Waterwatch – she even recruited a couple of volunteers for monitoring the King Parrot Creek. Danielle had on display water sample trays with an amazing array of aquatic macro-invertebrates obtained from our dam (see the slide show below for just a few of them). With magnifying glasses and identification sheets provided, the group was kept fascinated by these little creatures that indicate a healthy dam, and which attract a wide range of water-birds and other wildlife.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Eric permalink
    March 8, 2013 11:30 am

    It was a good morning, thanks for hosting it!


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