CMN Plant Identification Workshop & Field Trip

Conservation Management Network is running a Plant Identification Workshop & Field Trip.

Learn the skills and information you need to identify a range of common plants in this region. After lunch, try out your skills on a guided field walk in Bournda National Park.

When: Thursday 13 October, 9.30am-3.30pm

Where : Bournda Environmental Education Centre

Paul McPherson at a plant ID workshop

Paul McPherson at a plant ID workshop

Botanist, Paul McPherson and Seedbank Coordinator, Karen Walker will use some of the most commonly encountered plant groups to introduce you to the best identification resources (printed, on‑line, and interactive). You will also learn how to access experts through the identification services of the major herbaria. Along the way they will de‑mystify identification ‘keys’.

The workshop is targeted at the beginner level, but will also provide a good opportunity for those more experienced in plant identification to refresh their skills.

Learning will be through a combination of theory presentations and practical activities using hand held lenses and microscopes.

Morning tea and lunch provided. For further information and bookings, contact Ali Rodway on 0417 246 896 or

2016 BioBlitz at Four Winds near Bermagui

This year’s BioBlitz will be at and around the Four Winds site near Bermagui November Friday 11th and Saturday 12th and it will be exciting and different with arts and music as well as all the varied biodiversity surveys.

BioBlitz waterbug survey

BioBlitz waterbug survey

This year we are partnering with Four Winds to help them gather information to develop plans for their Arboretum.

Four Winds are creating an Arboretum on their site so they need good baseline data about what biodiversity is there now and what lives in surrounding habitats, so they can track how the ecological communities develop as the trees and shrubs of the arboretum become established.

Put the dates in your diary and let us know if you would like to lead a survey or volunteer as a survey leader’s assistant or help us as a volunteer at Basecamp or with data input.

Elisabeth Larsen helps participants ID small mammals

Elisabeth Larsen helps participants ID small mammals

Contact Libby Hepburn: 0458 798 990 for more information.

Try our new Atlas recording platform

Click here for the link to our new recording database NatureMapr.

You can download the easy to use app for your phone or tablet and see all our sightings as they happen. Do give it a try and tell us what you think. feedback so far is that everyone thinks it’s great – many thanks aaron Clausen the software developer who created it.


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The Pomaderris project visits Merimbula

Betty Woods sent us this link which shows the first field trip of the projectPublished on 7 Sep 2016

Pomaderris delicata Photo Neville Walsh, Nat Herbarium Victoria

Pomaderris delicata
Photo Neville Walsh, Nat Herbarium Victoria

The project begins!
In mid-2016 an important collaboration commenced to restore some of the threatened species of the Pomaderris genus, a unique Australian plant. This 3 year project is being funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, and involves numerous partners, including the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Wollongong Botanic Garden, Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens and Bega Valley Shire Council.
Pomaderris project
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