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Living with wildlife

Have you see an endangered species in the wild? Would you like to keep native bees? How many birds come to your garden?

Join us and learn about our local native species – whether it’s enjoying wildlife encounters in your own garden or helping save threatened species in the bigger backyard of Port Stephens.

Out and about in nature – Spring

Our local area is rich in wildlife, plant life and cultural history. It’s time to get outside and connect with the world around you. Keep your eyes open at this time of year for these interesting local fauna species.   Read more

My favourite birding spots in Port Stephens

My favourite birding spots in Port Stephens. By Neil Fraser, Tomaree Birdwatchers. Bird watchers in Port Stephens are fortunate to be able to select from a wide range of easily …   Read more

Out and about in nature – Winter

Our local area is rich in wildlife, plant life and cultural history. It’s time to get outside and connect with the world around you. Keep your eyes open at this time of year for these interesting local fauna species.   Read more

Koalas declared endangered … Again?

Koalas declared endangered … Again? While we were all busy preparing for the most important federal election in years on 21 May, the NSW state government quietly (the day before) …   Read more

Wildlife heroes saving our Wombats

Did you know we have the only dedicated wombat hospital in Australia right here in the Hunter? Meet the special people who made it their mission to keep our wombats alive.   Read more

Habitat relief for Squirrel Gliders

Squirrel glider populations in the Hunter are facing immense pressure from habitat loss. Read about the special project that is providing essential habitat and how you can get involved.   Read more

Shorebirds: The Incredible Journey

Over 1,500 migratory shorebirds are present in Port Stephens over summer, making it the 2nd most important site in NSW. The longest continuous migration by a land bird was by a Bar-tailed Godwit called E7 whose total round trip was 28,500 km!   Read more

Out and about in nature – Autumn

Our local area is rich in wildlife, plant life and cultural history. It’s time to get outside and connect with the world around you. Keep your eyes open at this time of year for these interesting local fauna species.   Read more

Ask Bunnings to ditch bird-killing poisons

A petition calling on Bunnings to take certain rodenticides off their shelves saw over 23,000 people sign up. Your action today may save the life of that beautiful Tawny frogmouth or Powerful owl tonight.   Read more

Hands up if you feed wild birds in your garden?

Don’t feel guilty – you’re not the only one! At least one in three Australian households feed birds – whether they admit it or not! Perhaps there’s a way that people and wildlife can, and should, co-exist for the benefit of both.   Read more