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Farmers delve into the fascinating world of dung beetles

17 August, 2020 Local farmers signed up in droves to learn more about dung beetles over a lunch time webinar hosted by GeoCatch this month. Kathy Dawson, South West coordinator of the Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers project and Manjimup farmer Doug Pow, spoke about the importance of dung beetles and their roles in nutrient ...
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Wetland webinars share science with the community

12 August, 2020 Community members interested in the natural values of the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetlands will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from scientists who will be presenting via a new monthly webinar series hosted by GeoCatch. Since 2017, seasonal ecological monitoring has been undertaken on the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetlands to help scientists and managers understand ...
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2019 uPtake trials results

06 August, 2020 Hot off the press are the results from 2019 uPtake trials! Results from 19 trials to date, including 3 trial sites in the Geographe Bay Catchment, are showing the national critical values for phosphorus (P) used to inform fertiliser recommendations are relevant for South West WA. The 2019 results summary is ...
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Top tips for winter gardening

27 July, 2020 Winter is a great time for garden planning and design. Because our plants are currently in dormancy, they are living off stored energy reserves and protecting their foliage and roots from the effects of cold temperatures. Rather than trying to boost their growth with fertiliser, consider retrofitting your irrigation or ...
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Beetles with benefits

27 July, 2020 Dung beetles not only reduce fertiliser costs for farmers, they help manage the summer flies that plague the Geographe Bay Catchment each summer. Recognised as ecosystem engineers, dung beetles have played an important role in sustainable farming since they were introduced to Australia in 1967. GeoCatch Project Officer, Jenelle Schult, has been ...
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Cat capers at the Men’s Shed

23 July, 2020 Busselton Men’s Shed is helping local cat owners transition their cats to be indoors and in catios to reduce injury and death to cats and local wildlife in the Geographe Bay Catchment. The team at the Men’s Shed are collaborating with GeoCatch to inspire and upskill cat owners to create their ...
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Community connects through conservation

02 July, 2020 The sun was shining on over 40 residents who took part in a GeoCatch community planting day in June. Over 1000 seedlings were planted at Dolphin Road Foreshore to provide future habitat for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum. The seedlings were planted next to last year’s site where 1000 possum-friendly ...
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Learning garden design from the comfort of home

29 June, 2020 GeoCatch’s Bay OK Garden Design webinar proved popular with local gardeners interested in planning new gardens and garden renewal projects. Over 65 people tuned in to celebrity garden designer Lisa Passmore’s lively and inspiring session on Bay OK design principles for low nutrient and waterwise gardens. With the community quickly adapting ...
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New garden sensational!

15 June, 2020 New Bay OK garden The Geographe community has embraced the stunning new Bay OK garden installed at Freycinet Park last month. The garden is a partnership between the City of Busselton and GeoCatch, with support from the South West Catchments Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. The garden features old jetty timbers, ...
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Humour hones in on cat safety message

28 May, 2020 GeoCatch has launched its ‘9 Lives’ short animated video to highlight the dangers posed to roaming cats. The video uses humour to depict the many ways roaming cats can become injured, and the impact they have on local wildlife.  “Injuries in roaming cats are extremely common due to cat fights, ...
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