FauNature - Bringing You and Wildlife Together

fauNature is involved in a range of activities in the local community and further afield.  Those activities include delivering presentations and seminars, exhibiting at environmental friendly/gardening events, to public education and undertaking formal research.

To keep you informed of our activities or other news that may interest you, fauNature will regularly up date this section of the website.

Gardening Australia ABC Expo

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The new Backyard Creatures feature will provide information on how to best handle the variety of animals that co-exist in your garden.

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Biodiversity Gallery Opening

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Opening soon - the new Biodiversity Gallery at the South Australian Museum, where many of the states wildlife wonders will be on display.

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Xmas Nest Box Promotion

nesting_adelaide_rosella-wfauNature in conjunction with State Flora SA ran a Christmas promotion, offering the opportunity for customers to have their fauNature Nest Box(s) installed for free.

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What's New at fauNature

New ProductsSeveral new products have recently been added to the fauNatureTM product range. The Cleener Feeder is an exciting break-through in feeder design! Plus two new books: Nest boxes for wildlife by Alan and Stacy Franks and The Possum-tail Tree by Philip Roetman and Chris Daniels.


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Isaac's Bringing Back the Birds

nesting_adelaide_rosellaNine year old Coromandel Valley Primary School student, Isaac Gordon has successfully secured a grant to assemble and install nesting boxes on his school grounds to encourage native birds. The nesting box kits were supplied by fauNature, to assist this exciting initiative.

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Bring Us Your Bugs ii

bring_us_your_bugs-logo.wFollowing on from the huge success of Bring Us Your BUGS, a second event to capture spring "Bugs" was organised by the University of South Australia, the SA Museum and fauNature!   This time a "Most Wanted" list was created, but the researchers were after virtually any invertebrates (animals without backbones) from the 'wilds' of Adelaide - whether they flies, crawls, slithers, slides, swims or burrows!

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Nature and Pet Lovers

bassian-thrushThis delightful little poem, adapted from the original by Carol Soulsby, is a plea, if you are a pet owner, to consider our wonderful Australian wildlife.  While it is important for owners to be responsible for their pets year round, probably the most critical time is spring.  Please read and reflect...

 

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The Nestbox Book

nestbox_bookWe are proud to announce a fantastic new addition to the fauNatureTM product range! The Nestbox Book is a practical and informative book which guides you through the process of choosing, constructing, installing and maintaining a selection of nest  boxes for a variety of native Australian birds and mammals.

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Habitat Box Project

Warriappendi Nest BoxA range of Habitat / Nest Boxes built and decorated by local students will be exhibited in the West Torrens Auditorium throughout August as part of the South Australia Living Artists (SALA).  The program was initiated and organized by the Michelle Mitolo, Community Development Officer for the City of West Torrens.

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Nest Boxes help after Fires

Adelaide Rosella at nesting boxThe Victorian bush fires were devastating for the residents and native wildlife alike.  ABC Radio National recently ran a story highlighting the plight of fauna in the area and what a group of South Australian volunteers is doing about it.

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Stiring the Possum

barn_owl-faunature_stand-stirring_the_possum-dehfauNature was invited to attend the latest DEH Stiring the Possum titled - How Green is your garden?  It proved to be an educational and entertaining evening!

The secrets to creating your eco-garden masterpiece were unearther, at the sustainable gardening discussion of the year!

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Car Park Caper

bp_adr001202.wfauNature will attend the 891 ABC Car Park Caper at Collinswood, Adelaide on the 21st March.

Twice a year 891 ABC in Adelaide holds a Car Park Caper to raise funds for various charities.  The event is held in conjunction with the popular weekend gardening program hosted by Ashley Walsh in conjunction with Jon Lamb.

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Cryptic Sun Moth

 

cryptic-sun-moth1.wA rare day flying moth - the cryptic sun moth (Synemon theresa) was discovered by fauNature Director James Smith, together with his son Riley.  The moth was found while collecting specimens for Bring Us Your BUGS which was held at the South Australian Museum on the 22nd January, 2009.

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Bring Us Your BUGS

Bring Us Your BUGS, a public event organised by the University of South Australia and the SA Museum was a phenomenal success!   fauNature's James Smith worked on this project from its inception and shared a sense of tremendous satisfaction, with all those involved in the way the public embraced the concept.

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Operation-Possum

brushtail in nb 208.wOperation Possum was a large-scale community based study of possums in South Australia.  This Citizen Science study was conducted by the Barbara Hardy Centre (UniSA) in conjunction with 891 ABC Adelaide radio between the 20th of August and the 20th of November, 2008.

fauNature's James Smith assisted the Barbara Hardy Centre researchers and 891 ABC staff in formulating and delivering this exciting program.

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