Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary Springtime Action

Spring is the time when our woodlands come to life.

More than 300 people have visited Mulligans Flat in the first two weeks of Spring, through a range of coordinated activities. Visitors have included school groups, Twilight Tour participants, Turtle Patrol volunteers and Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner. read more

Sign-up for Turtle Patrol this Spring

Volunteers are being sought to help patrol the Mulligans Flat predator-proof fence looking for turtles who are trying to get in and out of the sanctuary.

“Whilst eastern long-necked turtles are smelly, they are also charismatic. Their annual migration patterns see them on the move across Canberra at this time of year,” said Mulligans Flat Project Officer Emily Belton. read more

Rabbit control program to commence at Mulligans Flat

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service will this week continue its ongoing rabbit control program in the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. read more

Extended closing hours at Mulligans Flat

The ACT Government is advising visitors to Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve that closing hours for the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary will be extended for a two week period starting next week to allow for the ongoing program to control rabbit and hare populations.

“The Sanctuary will be closed from 1 am to 8 am on Monday 30 November 2015. It will then be closed 6 pm to 8 am nightly from the evening of Monday 30 November 2015 to the morning of Friday 4 December 2015,” Ranger-in-Charge, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Mark Sweaney, said. read more

Sponsor a curlew

The Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and the Woodlands & Wetlands Trust have a unique offer to sponsor a curlew. Coming off the successful reintroduction in 2014 they are releasing 10 Bush Stone-curlews in Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. The curlews are awaiting release and the only thing they need now is a sponsor and a good name for each of them. read more

Backing the bettong family on World Environment Day

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced $900,000 from the 2015/16 Budget will help to kick start a new campaign to support the continued recovery of the eastern bettong in the region. read more

New suburb of Throsby declared cat containment area

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury today announced the declaration of Throsby as a new cat containment area.

“Throsby will be a unique suburb nestling against Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves, two of ACT’s most diverse nature reserves that contain a range of grassland, woodland and forest habitats that support many native plants and animals such as the eastern bettong, bush stone-curlew and one of the largest stands of yellow box – Blackely’s red gum woodland left in Australia,” said Mr Rattenbury read more

Hare and rabbit control at Mulligans Flat

As part of the ongoing management of rabbit and hare populations in Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, the current control program will continue to take place in the Sanctuary throughout summer 2014-15.

"The program will involve shooting and fumigation methods which will be undertaken by highly qualified ACT Government rangers," said Mark Sweaney, Ranger-in-Charge, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. "This is an essential component of our scheduled annual control program. read more

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