Earth Overshoot Day 2019 is July 29th, the earliest ever

On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint. The Ecological Footprint adds up all of people’s competing demands for biologically productive areas – food, timber, fibres, carbon sequestration, and accommodation of infrastructure. […]

Food for Thought

We enjoy a terrific range of food in Australia! Here in Mudgee we can be served a delicious variety of dishes at our choice of restaurant or cafe. Our markets and supermarkets provide us with an astonishing assortment of ingredients and condiments. Yum! Did you know that choice is likely […]

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 […]