January 2017 Field Visit – Yarradda Lagoon

Welcome to 2017!

My year got off to an exciting start when I was contacted by someone from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) asking me if I’d like to visit one of their environmental watering project sites with some field officers doing a wetlands health survey. Naturally I said yes, and so last Tuesday I headed to Yarradda lagoon (within the Yarrada precinct of the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park) near Darlington Point with four field officers: two from OEH and two from Charles Sturt University (CSU).

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New Field Guides

I have two new field guides (and another on back-order). My thanks to Damien Michael who contacted me a few months ago suggesting I might be interested in his ‘Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment’. This is my first proper reptile field guide, and I’m sure it will come in very handy. The ‘Mosses of Dry Forests’ may see less use, but I do find mosses fascinating, and am looking forward to learning a bit more about them.

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