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King Island NRM activities have been modified due to social distancing restrictions:

Bird Surveys – 18 April – 3 May, will continue in a modified form to allow for social distancing
Wings on King” coordinates island wide standarised surveys at over 50 sites every April and October. Launched in April, 2017, the Wings on Wing Project is inviting bird enthusiasts to visit King Island and help gather data from established survey sites. This is a wonderful example of citizen science, supported by a strong team of ornithologists and ecologists. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: +61 417487263

Currie Wharf Field Days – these popular events are postponed, but planting native tree seedlings and weed management will continue.

Planned work by the On-ground Works Crew will continue. This includes planting native tree seedlings and weed management at various sites around the island.

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  Inkweed: This is a new incursion on King Island that we are currently aiming to eradicate.
  The map on the flyer shows the area we know it to be. Is it in your back yard?

 

 

boneseed flower 

Boneseed: A Weed of National Significance that is known to be in backyards and properties invading across Currie. 
If you have this one, now you might have time remove it!

 

Both of these can be pulled out or first loosened with a fork then pulled out. Extensive infestations can be sprayed.
If a boneseed is a full grown shrub it may need cutting down.

 

Monthly Meetings- meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 5.30 pm. All welcome. Usually held at KIRDO 5 George St, Currie meetings will be held by video-conferencing until social distancing restrictions are eased.
For information on how to join the video-conference please call Michelle on 6462 1778

 

COUNTING OUR BIRDS,  a Wings on King project running since 2015, we are still interested to hear of your sightings. The King Island Green Rosella and the King Island Black Currawong may be becoming extinct. They are both subspecies of Tasmanian native species that live only on King Island. They exist nowhere else in the world.

 

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Counting birds on Your Place – Garden, Orchard or Farmland, but these focus areas aren’t the only areas that are important. The more people we have counting across the island the better. So it would be great if YOU can help us by checking in your own gardens, orchards or properties. The best time to check is in the morning, but anytime will do. Then send the KINRMG the results.

WHAT: we NEED to KNOW:

  • How many Currawongs and/or Green Rosellas are there at one time
  • When you saw them – Day and time
  • Where you saw them: GPS co-ordinates (Most smart phones have a GPS built into them) or the address with the nearest cross road.

SEND Your Records by:

PHONE: 03 6462 1825 or EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop them into KIRDO, 5 George Street or the Currie Post Office