Blitzing the Great Southern BioBlitz

There were 19 local citizen scientists who joined the Great Southern BioBlitz over the four day event.

The theme of the Greater Hume BioBlitz was “Love your Creek” and we also asked people to join the longer term ‘Refreshing Rivers Upper Billabong” iNaturalist project so we can share our observations in the catchment and build a great database of the plants, animals and other organisms that live here.

We blitzed the Ten Mile Creek at the Ian Geddes Bush reserve with the local schools – we even found a squirrel glider in one of the nest boxes!

The St Pats kids pulled a carp gudgeon out of the creek on Friday – great to see this small native fish still surviving.

You can view the results here

Watch this space for more citizen science activities with Refreshing Rivers, and join our iNaturalist groups to start recording today!

Latest news and events

April 23, 2024

Cultural Heritage In the Paddock

A paddock walk is being held at Brungle next week to understand more about the different types of indigenous culture that can be found on farms.

April 21, 2024

Womens Yarning Circle

Creating a welcoming environment the "Women's Yarning Circle" event is for women of the Central Billabong to gather, collaborate, be creative, share stories (cultural, Indigenous and other), and lunch on the banks of the Billabong Creek near Jerilderie.

March 8, 2024

Wetland Field Day at "Hartwood"

Join us for an evening wetland walk, talk and free bbq dinner. Friday March 8th 2024 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm Topics include: aquatic and riparian vegetation, environmental water in the Yanco Creek System, wetland fish, bats and rakali, frog identification and spotlight


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The Refreshing Rivers Program works on Country that always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters, and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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