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NCI Lands Scientific Support
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NCI Lands Scientific Support

So, we’ve found evidence of phascogales (a tail near a devoured carcass) and ringtail possums (a head with a devoured carcass discovered by an astute landowner near the inlet side), and while there seem to be less foxes (and we’ve caught more cats) there’s still plenty of photos of cats and foxes with native animals...

New Cat Traps!
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New Cat Traps!

WICC has purchased 4 new cage traps for feral cat control on the Nullaki, partially funded by donations received through the WICC website. The cages are from a premiere WA manufacturer, feature smooth operation and sturdy construction, and are hot-dip galvanised for years of service. They are treadle-actuated, which means they are easily baited, and...

Cockies at their Local
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Cockies at their Local

Watering hole, that is. This mob of Carnaby’s Cockatoos have made a big splash at the birdbath lately! Arriving en masse twice a day, they travel out to the Nullaki in the morning and return to their “mainland” roosts in the late afternoon. They always make room for another drinker, while the little peppermint saplings...

A Marsupial Tale (tail?)
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A Marsupial Tale (tail?)

While running down a private road off Nullaki Drive a few weeks ago, I picked up the object in the attached photos. There was only one thing I thought it could be, and I sent the photos out to 4 ecologists who all came back with the same ID confirming my suspicion: it’s the tip...

Nullaki Monitoring Plan
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Nullaki Monitoring Plan

How many foxes do we have roaming the Nullaki? Are the feral cats widespread, or confined to certain areas? Do we have bandicoots wandering around at night? Are the rabbits really worse than in previous years? To answer these and other questions, WICC and Nullaki Conservation Initiative have implemented a plan to provide a consistent...

New NCI Sign!
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New NCI Sign!

We are proud to unveil our new sign on the Nullaki gate, depicting the peninsula in images and maps, and describing our activities aimed at maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of this special place. Thanks to our parent organisation WICC for the funding, and to WICC’s hotshot graphic designer Corrina Ossinger for creating this fresh...

Save the Seal?
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Save the Seal?

A New Zealand fur seal is discovered ‘washed up’ on the Anvil Beach sand. He is lying very still, his breathing almost imperceptible. His fur seems dried out, not sleek and wet like we are used to seeing. He has a wound on his shoulder, which looks old and healed. He doesn’t appear to see...

Arum Lily – wicked beauty
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Arum Lily – wicked beauty

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, was introduced to WA from South Africa more than 100 years ago as a garden plant. It is now a widespread and well-established weed, and the sale or propagation of this declared pest has been prohibited since 2006. It thrives in the moist conditions of the Southwest, where it chokes out...