Vote for the Environment

The Mid-Western Region has a beautiful and diverse natural environment, with many hidden treasures and a landscape that opens the heart. Local musician Robbin Binks describes it well ‘Orange rays on sandstone cliffs, Trees form a bluey mist, Apple gums litter the ground, Dropping branches all around…Dust hangs on the […]

Not the netting!

Flying foxes are intelligent and remarkable. These unique animals help regenerate our forests and keep ecosystems healthy through pollination and seed dispersal. Many other species of plants and animals rely upon them for their survival and wellbeing. Flying foxes, like bees, help drive biodiversity, and faced with the threat of […]

Ants in the ecosystem

Next time you accidentally stand on a line of foraging meat ants, take a moment after you have jumped, slapped and scratched to consider how helpful they are!…yes, really! Our Aussie meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus) don’t live anywhere else on the planet, and they do us a great service. Likewise […]

Who has seen the wind?

“Wind power is currently the cheapest source of large-scale renewable energy. It involves generating electricity from the naturally occurring power of the wind. Wind turbines capture wind energy within the area swept by their blades. They produce a power output proportional to the air density and the wind speed cubed. […]