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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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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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Wesley Vale – Home of the monster Copperheads

by on Feb.01, 2013, under Fauna, Information, Reptiles, Tasmania

In December 2012, I travelled  to the land of “slugs”! No not really into slimey invertebrates, I mean large snakes (we refer to monster sized snakes as slugs). We have in past travelled to several parts of the magical snake isles Tasmania. Forget the apples (so called Apple Isles) leave that to Eve and get hold of the most amazing and gentle snakes in the country. Lowland Copperheads Austrelaps superbus are the most docile, charming venomous snake in Australia. Yes charming and docile.

This year we visited the enigmatic Ian Norton and his band of dedicated snake rescue volunteers Sally Wilson, Chris Daly, Jane Guy and Justin Kneebone . We happened to coincide with a visit to the sensational Wesley Vale where one of us visited in 2008 and only saw small snakes and plenty of skeletons as the snakes took a massive blow during the drought.

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A Reptile Trip to Flinder’s Island, Tasmania.

by on Sep.29, 2012, under Birds, Fauna, Information, Invertebrates, Location, Mammals, Reptiles, Tasmania

A Trip to Flinder’s Island, Tasmania.

Simon Watharow

Typical heathland habitat for Flinders Island.

Flinders Island lies to the north east of Tasmania and has a surface area of 1376km sq. It lies in the region known as the Furneaux Group, which includes the well Known Mt. Chappell Island, but other islands exist Clarke Island and Cape Barren Island. Roughly 950 people live on Flinders Island and agriculture and fishing are the two employment opportunities. Weather patterns in the Flinders Island are generally mild. Rainfall is heaviest in the winter months may to October and range from 600mm to 800mm in the central hills. The mean minimum temperatures for July are 6.0 degrees and the mean maximum in February is 22.5degrees.  Winds are predominantly westerlies, which may blow for several days particularly late winter and early spring. The coastal waters and Bass Strait are subject to variable winds and high seas.

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