Some magical moments with our animal friends were experienced this month.
Two students from University of Melbourne are seeking volunteer assistance with research projects. Perhaps you may be able to help.
Volunteers needed to help study the effects of fire on birds
The University of Melbourne is seeking volunteer, field assistants to help catch bush birds in the Otway Ranges from September until December, 2011.
This research is part of a larger study of the effects of fire on biodiversity. Mist-netting and blood sampling will allow us to examine the effects of fire on genetic diversity.
Please join us whenever possible; no previous experience is necessary. Moderate fitness is required for walking short distances (less than 1 km) through dense forest.
Coastal Weeds and Birds Project
Volunteers are needed for a new coastal weeds and birds project.
Over the years, Australia's coastal habitats have been altered by weeds. University of Melbourne researcher, Charlotte Catmur, wants to find out more about the impact this is having on native wildlife.
Charlotte needs your help to find out – it is just a matter of walking on the beach this spring/summer, to spot birds in the weeds and record what you see.
Margaret MacDonald (in Kaye and Mike’s absence)