Issue 59 Meet this species featuring burraalga and kularku

Brolgas, like most waterbirds, will go with the flows, preferring shallower waters where they can search for vegetation and plant matter. For water regulated systems such as the Gwydir and Mehi, Commonwealth water for the environment plays a vital role in encouraging this species to call the area home. Read more about this incredible waterbird here.

Issue 56 Meet this species featuring wirlu-wirlu

The eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis), called the wirlu-wirlu by the Kurnu-Baakandji, has the second most toxic venom of any snake in the world. This species of brown snake can be found in both the Warreg-Darling and Gwydir Selected Areas. In this story we highlight some interesting facts about this venomous species.

Issue 50 Meet my Microbugs

Dr Ivor Growns is a Research Fellow and a member of the University of New England’s Flow-MER team. Ivor investigates how aquatic ecosystems respond to Commonwealth water for the environment delivered to the Warriku (Warrego) and Guwayda Warrambools (Gwydir Wetlands). Read about his favourite microbugs here.

Issue 49 Guwayda Snapshot of the 2022-23 Water Year

Conditions throughout the 2022-23 water year (July 2022 – June 2023) were relatively wet. Within the Lower Guwayda and Gingham systems an estimated 60,000 nests were recorded of various waterbird species. Warrambool (wetland) vegetation continued to respond favourably to the wet conditions, however native fish populations have remained in poor conditions. Read the details in this issue.