Recommended Resources

Books

There are many valuable books and other resources to learn about how to identify plants, how to manage a rural landholding for production and conservation, and regions' treasures. Here are just some we recommend.

Canberra Nature Map

Take photos of your favourite plants and animals, have them identified, and contribute to citizen science.

The NatureMapr allows you to report your rare plant and animal sightings as well as any of the many treasures in the K2C region. You may for example record plants and animal sightings occurring on your property or favourite place. NatureMapr allows to record your sightings on either Canberra Nature Map or if you live on the far South Coast, the Atlas of the Coastal Wilderness. Check out NatureMapr: http://naturemapr.com, and choose either Canberra Nature Map or the Atlas of the Coastal Wilderness.

NatureMapr may be accessed through the web, or via the App which you may download as iPhone or Android apps. The App is more limited in its functionality than the website − its main purpose is to record observations. For sightings to be accepted, photos need to be tagged with the location where they are taken.

While either the web or Apps is easy to use, if you want some assistance contact geoffrobertson@iprimus.com.au.


Newsletters & E-newsletters

Newsletters & e-Newsletters of K2C Partners & Friends. There are many groups that put out regular newsletters and e-newsletters. If you want to find out more, here are some we would suggest:

Film: Small purple-pea (Swainsona recta)

Saving the small purple-pea (Swainsona recta). An interesting short film on a local conservation effort.

The link address is: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/saving-the-small-purple-pea-swainsona-recta

Film: Grassland earless dragon

The grassland earless dragon is one of the country's most endangered reptiles. It is now confined to a handful of known locations on the Monaro in southern NSW and the adjacent Australian Capital Territory. The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) South East Region Threatened Species Officer Rod Pietsch is at the forefront of site-scale and landscape-scale efforts to conserve the species.

The link address is: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/saving-the-grassland-earless-dragon