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Project Plant It – Providing a Future For Our Local Koalas

Last week, on Wednesday the 26th of May, 80 trees were planted by students from Winmalee Primary School with the guidance and help from the Blue Mountains Youth Councillors as a part of Project Plant It. The students and councillors planted a range of Australian native trees at Springwood's Deanei Forest on Wednesday. These tree species included: Eucalyptus deanei, Eucalyptus punctata, Syncarpia glomulifera, as well as 3 types of wattle; Acacia longifolia, Acacia ulicifolia and Acacia parramattensis. The trees were chosen to help maintain the forest as well as provide food and shelter for koalas.Science for Wildlife was honoured to be ...

Our Most Enthusiastic Team Member – Groot the Detection Dog!

Our youngest and most energetic team member Groot has been hard at work training to become a wildlife detection dog in the Science for Wildlife team. Groot will assist us in locating and tracking native wildlife by smelling and recognising their scat. Groot is our third generation of wildlife detection dogs within the S4W team, following on from the great work of our previous team member Badger, and our current detection dog Smudge. The use of detection dogs to identify scat is relatively new to Australia and is an incredibly effective method of tracking wildlife. A detection dog can cover in 5 minutes the same area that 3 people could cover in ...