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Wildlife Secrets Workshops Update

by on Jul.31, 2016, under Fauna, Information, Victoria

Upcoming Events

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Saturday 3rd September (Eltham)

Nestbox Workshop 

Want to build your own wildlife nesting box?

Need to learn how to design, 

install and maintain a box.

Creating genuine homes for wildlife is exceptionally rewarding. In this workshop we bring a leader in nest-box designs and installation. Reveal the secrets to providing a box for wildlife, keep out unwanted pests birds and bees plus make long lasting boxes that will keep your family thrilled.

Cost: $95

Where: Eltham

Bring the family or friends and have a rewarding and informative day out. We provide the box for you to assemble (Choose from 3 designs). Showbag of wildlife goodies included!

Bookings a must workshop@wildlifesecrets.com.au

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Call: 040080 99 22 or sms your interest.

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Venom Workshop – Peter Mirtschin also known as the Venom Merchant.

A workshop on learning the aspects of snake venom, anti venom and how and why snakes use their venom. This workshop covers the basic and with our special guest speaker the rare chance to directly find out about the keeping of venomous snakes and issues of venom in snakebites across Australia.

Bookings are essential. Certificate of Attendance for attendees and a venom show bag of goodies. Peter is the author of Australian Snakes Venomous and Harmless so bring your copy or buy on day signed.

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Saving claws with traffic laws

by on Feb.03, 2014, under Information, Mammals, Media, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Wildlife accident awareness campaign for drivers in Australia.

Click here for full infographic.

Common Road Kill

Wildlife statistics

 

Most common locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips on reducing animal collisions.

Tips on reducing collisions

Tips on reducing collisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This infographic was developed by Budget Direct.

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 6

by on May.21, 2013, under Fauna, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, New South Wales, Queensland, Reptiles, Subscriptions, Tasmania, Victoria

Volume 2 No 6

Volume 2 No 6

 

Welcome to the May/June edition of Australian Wildlife Secrets. This issue is our twelfth to date and it marks the end of our second year! And we are excited that this is also our first direct-to-digital edition — our early birthday present to you.

The digital edition is available for computers, tablet devices such as the iPad, and smart phones, so you can read our fabulous wildlife articles anywhere, anytime! The digital version is fantastic value and can be downloaded either from the Apple iTunes store, if you are an iPhone/iPad user, or from ilovemagazines.com.au if you would like to enjoy the magazine across all devices, including PC and iPad.

Check out our website for details.

Our print edition is still, of course, conveniently delivered direct to your door if you are a subscriber and available at all good newsagents. And speaking of subscriptions, we have a brand new competition only for our print/digital subscribers. For your chance to join a fantastic seven-day expedition in Northern Queensland, working alongside the scientists from EarthWatch, all you need to be is a subscriber (new or existing) by 30 June 2013. See page 22 for details on how to enter.

In this issue we look at some of the amazing animals that survive in the harsh, white world of Antarctica. John Cooper takes us inside his incredibly built tower to peek at a family of kestrels. And we bet you haven’t had a chimpanzee climb unexpectedly into your arms — well Fiona Mikowski did and tells about all about her amazing experiences at Ape Action Africa. There’s also some fun Secret Sightings, like romantic Green Tree frogs, plus the O’Mahoneys snap some busy creatures in their Secret Shutterbugs feature. (continue reading…)

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Wildlife Secrets Magazine : Vol 2 No 5

by on Apr.14, 2013, under Birds, Fauna, Invertebrates, Magazine, Mammals, Media, New South Wales, Queensland, Reptiles, South Australia, Subscriptions, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Vol 2 No 4 Cover

Vol 2 No 4 Cover

In this issue we dive into the ocean depths. Every year those most enigmatic of animals, whales, traverse our oceans, often coming close enough to shore for us to view. Described as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, the inevitable network of boats that races out to meet them is no longer doing so with harpoons, thankfully, but with cameras and binoculars! In this special we look at the top spots to see whales around the country.

Further afield, Tony Holland takes us on a classic African safari – to an exotic location where you will find a dramatic world of animals only seen in Australia in the zoo. In the wilds of Africa, in particular at the Maasai Mara reserve, the savagery and wonders of life are played out in our Secret Places special.

And back home Maggie Harriman tells us about the plight of a female Wedge-tailed Eagle that needed to be separated from her nest and brood due to a serious injury.

Get ready to scroll, pinch and zoom in on your favourite animals! Wildlife Secrets now brings all the news and features across the wildlife globe right to your computers, tablets and smart phones. This issue will be released digitally and our readers will soon be able to subscribe to the digital edition as well as the print edition. Our digital apps will be ready sometime in May and will allow people to download the current edition and past editions, as well as select from multiple subscription offerings. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook or the Wildlife Secrets Blog.

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Our cover this month: Humpback whale breaches near Merimbula, NSW. Image: Wayne Reynolds

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Mornington Peninsula National Park Pt 1. Rockin with the Shanck

by on Mar.27, 2013, under Invertebrates, Uncategorized, Victoria

Mornington Peninsula national park, 77 km south of Melbourne, Victoria. It has the unique marine life diversity that such a region would as it has the Western Port bay frontage from the Cape Schanck side while the northern side has its access to Port Phillip Bay. The park is home to large range of Victorian wildlife from Eastern Grey Kangaroos, koalas, seals and antechinus. Birds are plentiful with the ocean faring species like mutton birds common. Penguins swim ashore in some locales and raptors like the sea eagles can be seen here. But in this blog we want to look at the rock pools and sea life. Its true that ocean life is more sensationalised with whales, dolphins and sharks. However a recent trip with Steve Cook was to in the space of a few hours open my eyes to a wonderful treasure chest of marine life

 

 

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Mystery Mallee bird nest

by on Mar.20, 2013, under Birds, Location, Victoria

In the spring season of 2012 we were at the Little Desert National Park. While walking along a track, we came across a nest at just above waist height in a native shrub. A small finch like bird flew off as we walked past. We took this picture but were not able to view the bird later and did not want to disturb the nest again.

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Any birdos out there that can ID this nest?

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