Blue Mountains Australia
Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person. Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.Glenbrook Cinema Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting, Electric Eel. Ph:4759-2748 Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting, Electric Eel. Ph:4759-2748Hazlaw Plumbing & Gas Australian Ugg Boots, Sheepskin and Cowhide Products Australian Ugg Boots, Sheepskin and Cowhide ProductsBlue Mountains Ugg Boots Call to discuss your next web project. Phone: 4751-7298 Call to discuss your next web project. Phone: 4751-7298Stralia Web Fall in 'Like' with Blue Mountains Australia on Facebook. Fall in Like with Blue Mountains Australia on Facebook.Blue Mountains on Facebook

Blue Mountains News

Blue Mountains Fauna Project

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 18 Nov 2018 - Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Lesser Long Eared Mirco Bat (image credit Sarah)
Imagine you’re cleaning out your gutters and you find a micro bat amongst the leaf litter. Local Blue Mountains resident William Lewis did just that and made sure to log his find with the Blue Mountains Fauna Project.

The Blue Mountains Fauna Project is a joint project between Blue Mountains City Council and the Blue Mountains Bushcare Network, with grant funding from the Greater Sydney Local Land Services. 

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill said: “We want members of the Blue Mountains community to observe and share their knowledge of local wildlife. The aim of the Fauna Project is to better understand what animal species are found in our bushland reserves, towns and villages.”

Reports and sightings can be historic or recent, as all recordings will help add to what we know about where animals live and what animals have disappeared, or are moving into the area. 

Cr Greenhill said: “We want residents to get involved and record all those times we hear someone say they have seen a “bluey” in the park or a Tiger Snake on the road, or a Superb Lyrebird in the local reserve.

“It will help build a much clearer and more balanced picture of what animals are living where. This will allow for better management of animals in our local bushland reserves.”

There are over 6,500 hectares of bushland reserves around our towns and villages and the reserves could be home to over 300 species of vertebrate fauna (animals with backbones).

Community knowledge is critical because databases such as the NSW BioNet Atlas, that collects information on fauna, are often collecting records from consultants or scientists studying a specific species.

We are looking for records on all animals and not just the threatened species, which is often what scientists are interested in and collect data on; for example the Blue Mountains Water Skink which has more records than Lace Monitor, Red Bellied Black Snake, Eastern Blue Tongue and Highland Copperhead combined.

This project will run until June 2019 when the final report and species maps will be available through Council.

Council’s Blue Mountains Bushcare will be running a series of community walks and talks, surveys and spotlights during Spring. Details can be found on the Bush Care Blue Mountains website.

If you would like to submit a record or to find out more, go to Council’s Have Your Say site.

This article archived 18 Nov 2018

Lesser Long Eared Mirco Bat (image credit Sarah)
Steel Conry with a Mountain Dragon they discovered on a family bushwalk
Mountain Dragon close up
 
Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast Romance - Relax - Rejuvenate

Recent News

Round Two Funding Now Open for Events
Round Two Funding Now Open for Events
Regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for...
Lithgow Ability Awards
Lithgow Ability Awards
The Lithgow Ability Awards that highlight the commitment of individual...
Disappointment in DPC Response
Disappointment in DPC Response
Council expresses disappointment at Dept. Premier and Cabinet stance o...
The Joan's 2019 Morning Melodies Series is Now Here!
The Joan's 2019 Morning Melodies Series is Now Here!
Celebrate the Golden Days of Music - take a trip through the decades and...
Retro Dinner Show in Katoomba
Retro Dinner Show in Katoomba
Three Sisters Bring the '60s to The Mountains...

After performing...

What's New

Winter Magic relaunches 22 June 2019
Winter Magic relaunches 22 June 2019
Winter Magic Festival
We have relocated!
We have relocated!
The House of Wool
Trumans December 2018 Newsletter is out!
Trumans December 2018 Newsletter is out!
Trumans Chartered Accountants
***PRE-XMAS SPECIAL***
***PRE-XMAS SPECIAL***
Hills Havens
News Menu:

Have You Visited

Announcement
Get your shimmy on for the Swell SistersThe Sisters are the cheeky Sweethearts of the ’60s.See the gals & hear these 3 magical voices. Dinner & ShowView Entertainment Blue Mountains »
Share Blue Mountains Australia
Join us on Facebook