A few locals may have seen smoke from a burn near Finniss early last week, it was in fact a prescribed burn or ‘habitat manipulation burn’ undertaken by DEWNR in collaboration with and instigated by the Conservation Council of SA as part of their Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu Wren & Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps Recovery Program. 11.5 ha was burnt with the main aim to improve what is currently relatively low quality habitat for Southern Emu Wren. They did have a helicopter on site as part of the burn but there was also a fixed wing aircraft was seen near the site that had nothing to do with burning operations. Thanks to Marcus Pickett from the Conservation Council for this update.
DEWNR Scientific Officer, Jody O’Connor has let us know that she will be undertaking the next round of cryptic bird surveys at the regular 15 sites around the lakes between Monday 30th September and Wednesday 2nd Oct.
Did anyone see the water spout a few weeks ago? If not see photo page 2.
If you see or photograph anything of interest around the Lakes please send it in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and have a great week!
Best Wishes, The Lakes Hub Team
(Amelia, Andrew, Robynne, Stuart, Carole & Jill T.)
Also this week:
- The History Spot – Milang Service Eliminated
- Water Spout Near Langhorne Creek
- Photo Caption Competition
- Giveaway – Pallets
- Up-Coming Events/Opportunities
- Lake Levels & Calendar