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Common Welcome Swallow in mud nest feeding brood of chicks.

This species can be migratory and are found across the Continent. Their are several subspecies from Indonesia and Samoa. A first time sighting on the Conservation Area.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans further reference available http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pier/java.html

Java White Butterfly

Working in conjuction with the Biodiversity Conservation Trust over one hundred and fifty local native plants went into the riparian zone along Sportsmans Creek Conservation Area in Stage 1.

Australia’s most widespread reptile. This lizard is non-venomous and mostly eats other small reptiles. Lizard in image around 30 cm in length.

An attractive lacewing with orange head and black eyes belonging to the Osmylid lacewings, this subfamily has only one species. They are carnivorous feeding upon caterpillars and aphids.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans. Further reference available at http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/none/strigatus.html

Locally nomadic, large ground foraging pigeon photographed in the Conservation Area.

Sportsman Creek Conservation Area is happy to announce an application for a Conservation Partners Grant with the Biodiversity Conservation Trust has been approved within a three year term of operation. This grant will support the continued restoration of our riparian zone along and near Sportsman’s Creek and to increase the overall protection of significant old growth trees within the target area. The work area has been identified as having one of the highest stocking rates for arboreal mammals in the Clarence Valley. Continuing weed eradication programmes are underway and one hectare of previously cleared pasture is being prepared for plant-out with native species in early September 2019.

Slashing rampant Blady grass for site preparation

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