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.

Wildlife of Greater Adelaide wins a 2017 Whitley Award!

WHITLEY AWARD GOLD 2017The Whitley Awards, presented annually by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW, recognise the best publications that profile the unique wildlife of the Australasian region.

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Wildlife of Greater Adelaide

Btl Elephant Weevil Orthorhinus cylindrirostris.cJHodgson.3Whether digging in the garden, walking the dog, or jogging through one of our local parks, we constantly encounter animals. From the minute and bizarre creatures hidden in the leaf litter, to big, colourful, active mammals and birds, we are

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Seacliff PS Nesting Success

Seacliff Primary School was involved in a nest box building project thanks to DPTI, City of Holdfast Bay, the NRM Board and fauNature last year.

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TreeNET-Managing Urban Wildlife

TreeNET 2014-Ann Jones ABCfauNature's James Smith recently presented at the national TreeNET conference on managing urban wildlife potentially impacted during tree removal. It was one of two TreeNET segments brought together for the Radio National "Off Track" segment aired on Saturday (27/9/14).

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891 ABC - Talkback Gardening

adelaide rosella at nesting box.wfauNature's James Smith, will be a guest on 891 ABC Adelaide's Talkback Gardening Program with Jon Lamb and Ashley Walsh, this Saturday morning at 9:00am.

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BioBlitz

Screenshot 2014-08-22 13.21.12Discover the life at a local park!

Join in to help and learn at one of our upcoming BioBlitzes. At a BioBlitz, teams of scientists and naturalists will work with the public, discovering and recording the fascinating wildlife that we share our city with; everything from brightly-coloured beetles to seldom-seen bats, from cheeky possums to wonderful water-bugs. We need your help to discover as many living things as possible!

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Frogs of South Australia

Frogs of South Australia

On Saturday (25/5/2013) fauNature's James Smith discussed Frogs in the Garden on 891 ABC Adelaide's Talkback Gardening program.  James joined gardening expert Jon Lamb and ABC Weekends presenter Deb Tribe to investigate this popular topic.

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Frogs in the Garden

brown tree frogThis Saturday morning (25/5/13) fauNature's James Smith will be talking frogs on the 891 ABC Adelaide, Talkback Gardening program.  James will join gardening expert Jon Lamb and ABC presenter Deb Tribe.

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Saving City Wildlife - with democracy

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Natural born killers: the problem with cats.

Feral CatIt may be time for us to reconsider our long lave affair with cats, says John Pickrell editor of Australian Geographic.

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Onkaparinga Workshop - Attracting Birds to Your Garden

fauNature's James Smith will be running a workshop on "Attracting Native Birds to Your Garden" for the Onkaparanga Community Garden Network next Tuesday the 28th August.

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Now is the time for Nest Box Maintenance

bp_adr001202.wIt would be nice to think that once a nesting box is installed, that is it!  The wildlife would breed and all would live happily ever after!  Unfortunately wildlife/nesting boxes need periodical monitoring and maintenance the same as any home!

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Treating Injured Possums

AVA - Treating PossumsPossums in urban environments can easily become injured, given the many hazzards they encounter.

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Up Coming Events

fauNature will be attending the following nesting_adelaide_rosella-wevents over the next few weeks...

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Citizen Science & Attracting Wildlife

Magpie-Citizen ScienceThis month's ASC event in SA welcomes a panel comprising Prof Chris Daniels and Philip Roetman from UniSA and James Smith from FauNature, to discuss the value of citizen science in scientific projects such as Operations Spider, Magpie and Possum.

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The Fearsome Flute Player

magpiebookcoverSeen a magpie today? Or have you heard their tuneful song? If you live in Australia it's virtually impossible for you to go a day without encountering these amazing birds.

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How do you feel about Backyard wildlife?

adelaide_rosella-nb.wWhat wildlife species share your backyard?  Would you like to see more wildlife?  Or are there certain species, you would like to see less of?  Some exciting research is currently taking place in Melbourne, investigating this very topic.
 

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New in 2011

newSeveral new products have recently been added to the fauNatureTM product range. These include Gift Certificates, a book on Attracting Butterflies and five new nest boxes/kits - adding to our already extensive range.

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Rosella Chicks in Nesting Box

7_rosella_chicks-teringie-3fauNature installed a webcam into one of our parrot nesting box, hoping to get some insight, into the private lives of Rosellas.  The Rosellas who took up the box, have been increadibly successful, why not follow this wonderful journey!

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Backyard Wildlifers

cleener_feeder-child.wA new web site has recently been created, for those people who are interested in the wildlife that visit their balconies, gardens, backyards, schools, local parks or just about wherever it is we live! However it is not just about the wildlife itself but the people that enjoy or attract our wild neighbours.

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Unsung Hero of SA

ignite_your_imaginationfauNature’s James Smith was recently awarded the Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Communication, for 2010.

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1000th Customer - Free DVD!

adelaide-nature_or_our_citydvd-unisafauNature has recently achieved its 1000th sale!  Congratulations goes to Mr R Lutley who was sent his order for FREE, to commemorate this milestone!  

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World Environment Day (WED)

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WED 2010 is aiming to be the biggest, global day for celebrating positive, environmental action.

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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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