Britain’s backyard bird feeders are shaping evolution

By |2019-09-13T11:34:58+00:00June 11th, 2019|birds, news|

Britain’s love affair with garden birds is reshaping its avian population. Several species have grown in number and overall diversity has increased, according to new research that explores the impact of the nation’s obsession with bird feeders. With at least half of all British households catering for the birds in their gardens, the report enhances our understanding [...]

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Lead Level in Sydney soil really high

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00September 12th, 2017|birds, house, news|

Up to 40 per cent of soils sampled showed lead levels three times the recommended Australian guidelines, with older homes in the inner west most at risk.     The information comes from a paper released as part of VegeSafe, an ongoing community science program run by Macquarie University, that measures the contamination levels of [...]

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Birds of Sydney’s Northern Beaches

By |2019-06-23T23:37:10+00:00May 25th, 2017|birds, news|

AS OUR CITIES have become greener in recent decades, the wildlife has returned. More than 50 new bird species have been recorded in Sydney since 1958, with 15 of those making a permanent home here. The best place to start for beginners to spot some or all of these avian Sydney-siders is the easily accessible [...]

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Wasps causing less of a buzz for pest control services

By |2017-02-03T08:12:20+00:00January 16th, 2017|birds, hospitality, house, news, pest control|

Pest control services are feeling the sting, but everyone else is buzzing with glee as a cool summer keeps angry wasps away. Few will be mourning the wasp shortage, however other effects from the terrible summer are hitting the pest control industry. It's different this season because of the wet and the rain and lack [...]

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Corella pest control

By |2019-05-24T17:56:06+00:00April 26th, 2016|birds, news, pest control|

University of SA researcher Philip Roetman said the project was gathering the collective knowledge of people across the state to help develop a better understanding of why some areas had severe problems and what worked best to mitigate the issue. A citizen science project is trying to work out the most effective ways to manage [...]

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