The Biodiversity pages of the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Deua (USUD) Landcare Network are designed for sharing biodiversity information from residents and researchers. Natural Resource Management (NRM) involves everyone who lives anywhere. It is a cultural and scientific body of knowledge and insights into the world and how we manage, care for and relate to it, that everyone is a part of and everyone can contribute to. NRM is constantly adapting to new research, new ideas and keen observation, and we are updating all the time so please feel free to contribute and dispute.

Orchids put on a show in the Upper Shoalhaven 

In November 2016 we were treated to some beauties as we did some flora monitoring of Biodiversity revegetation and Restoration sites

Sun Orchid, Bombay

Golden moth orchid, Kain

Thistles 5ft high and rising!

Danthonia sp via Braidwood

Onion orchid, Bombay


Water quality monitoring has been occurring across the sites as well

Farringdon lagoon

Launch of the orchids pages on our website!

Spectacular contribution of information and images by local scientist Sky Kidd. Click on the Dipodium to go to our Orchids pages…

Dipodium punctatum, Blotched Hyacinth Orchid, Charleys Forest NSW. (Photo: Sky Kidd). PlantNET: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Dipodium~punctatum ALA: http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Dipodium+punctatum

Dipodium roseum, Rosy Hyacinth Orchid, Charleys Forest NSW. (Photo: Sky Kidd).

Frogs calling on Monkittee Creek in early October, 2014.  

Recording by Ben Gleeson, identification by Donna Hazell

Frogs identified are: (pictures are from the ‘Frogs of Australia’ website)

Banjo frog (Limnodynsates dumerilli) (bonk bonk bonk bonk)

Whistling tree frog (Litoria verreauxii) (whit whit whit whit whit whit)

Striped march frog (Limnodynastes peroni) (popping sound)

Common eastern froglet (Crinia signifera) (chorus of ‘creak creak creak creak’)









Roger Hosking tackles the question ‘Is there a Climate Change trend evident in the growing season in Braidwood? 

  • Sir Roger Hosking, Braidwood’s pre-eminent climatologist and ruthless destroyer of the unfinished crossword, wrote an insightful response to a question posed regarding the science behind any change in the climate in Braidwood. . . . Click here to read it.




Walawaani Yarunbul garden opening

  • We recently partnered with the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (now South East Local Land Services) to deliver a Biodiversity and Indigenous language program that culminated in a garden space at the St Bede’s primary school in Braidwood. The little mini-doc below covers the opening ceremony. Thanks to Clare Young Films for putting it together for us.

Expressions of Interest for revegetation and restoration projects

  • Do you have a revegetation project you would like to achieve on your property that is at least 1ha big – or involves the expansion or improvement of existing Braidwood Granites or Trees on Rocky Knob plantings? Email us for an Expression of Interest form or click on the link below to fill out an enquiry form.

























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Biodiversity News, Bats,  Invasive Species,   Wetlands Dams and Waterways,   Platypus,   Revegetation and Habitat Restoration,   Mammals,   Threatened Species,   Revegetation Tips and Techniques,   Road Testing The Youmans Tree Planter, Tree Hollows,   Bush Regeneration,   Links,   Connectivity, Djuwin,   Invasive Native Species,   Invasive Species and Ecology,   Widespread Weeds,   Invasive Species Plans Strategies and Legislation,  Willows,   2012 Biodiversity and Farming Fair, Dung Beetles , Climate Change, Crayfish