Issue 56 Meet this species featuring wirlu-wirlu

The eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis), called the wirlu-wirlu by the Kurnu-Baakandji, has the second most toxic venom of any snake in the world. This species of brown snake can be found in both the Warreg-Darling and Gwydir Selected Areas. In this story we highlight some interesting facts about this venomous species.

Issue 50 Meet my Microbugs

Dr Ivor Growns is a Research Fellow and a member of the University of New England’s Flow-MER team. Ivor investigates how aquatic ecosystems respond to Commonwealth water for the environment delivered to the Warriku (Warrego) and Guwayda Warrambools (Gwydir Wetlands). Read about his favourite microbugs here.

Issue 49 Guwayda Snapshot of the 2022-23 Water Year

Conditions throughout the 2022-23 water year (July 2022 – June 2023) were relatively wet. Within the Lower Guwayda and Gingham systems an estimated 60,000 nests were recorded of various waterbird species. Warrambool (wetland) vegetation continued to respond favourably to the wet conditions, however native fish populations have remained in poor conditions. Read the details in this issue.

Issue 45 Catching up with our Cultural Advisors

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s (CEWH) Science Program funds the Flow Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (Flow–MER). Figure 1 Breakfast at Cafe Gali with everyone. Left to right: Jason Wilson, Paul Frazier, Kevin Knight, Kerrie Saunders, Tamara Kermode, Jane Humphries, Chrissy Jeffries. Photo credit unknown. Paul Frazier, Tamara Kermode, Jason Wilson, Jane Humphries and Chrissy Jeffries caught up with Cultural Advisors…