GeoCatch acknowledges the Wadandi Saltwater people, the Traditional Owners of this land, and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

The Community's voice in the Catchment since 1997.
GeoCatch is a catchment management group working in partnership with the community, industry and agencies to care for the Geographe Bay Catchment.

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It's #WaterbirdWednesday The Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis) is very shy and secretive, so you will need some patience if you are going to try to find one in our local wetlands. It is rarely seen in the open, and prefers to inhabit dense vegetation around the edges of wetlands. If you have seen one in Busselton or the south-west, let us know in the comments below.Black Bitterns feed on a wide range of small animals, including fish and amphibians. They stalk prey slowly or stand and wait for prey to emerge before stabbing it with their sharp bills. They nest in trees over water, and are found in coastal south-western, northern and eastern Australia and far eastern Victoria.#WaterbirdWednesday #WAEstuaries #revitalisinggeograpahewaterways ... See MoreSee Less
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Busselton and Dunsborough residents have turned their torches to the trees for the 2022 Western Ringtail Possum Tally. An increase in participation by residents in the annual Ringtail Tally has helped improve the understanding of western ringtail possum habitat in urban backyards and public open space. In its 7th consecutive year, the Tally builds a reliable set of baseline data in the Geographe Bay Catchment and across the south-west.The total number of possums this year was comparable with previous years, suggesting that the population of ringtails in urban backyards is stable. This is a positive trend and has been repeated across participating regions including Peel-Yalgorup, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and Albany.For more information and results, visit www.geocatch.asn.au/citizen-science-helps-understand-possums-in-backyards/ #busselton #westernringtailpossum #possums #geocatch #possum #petsaway #NativeAustralianAnimals #wildlife #criticallyendangered #dunsborough #ringtailpossum ... See MoreSee Less
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Woody Weed Watch: Planting alternatives. When removing any woody weeds from your property, the next important question is “what to replace it with?”When you increase the diversity of plants by incorporating a variety of local plant species within your garden, you will achieve a greater range of habitats to attract fauna. Native habitat trees including Eucalyptus sp., Melaleuca sp. and Agonis sp. provide great habitats for native fauna including the Western Ringtail Possum, Tawny Frogmouth Owl, Baudin’s Cockatoo, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and microbats. Native trees also require less water and fertiliser because they are better suited to the local environmental conditions.For tips and information on planting alternatives, visit www.geocatch.asn.au/bay-ok-gardens/garden-guide/#woodyweeds #bayok #busselton #gardening #dunsborough #nativegarden #bayok #busselton #gardening #dunsborough #nativegarden #gardendesign ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Springtime and the Noongar season of Djilba (August – September) is a great time to boost your garden with some native plants. If you are wondering what to plant, come along to our workshop: Gardening with WA Wildflowers www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gardening-with-wa-wildflowers-tickets-417767522907To become a Garden Guardian, choose native plants which are suited to the local soil and climate. They use less water and nutrients, and if you choose the right plant for the right spot, are easy to grow and maintain.Native plants will attract wildlife into your garden and provide valuable habitat. Try to select a range of species that will ensure year-log flowering to feed wildlife.For more gardening information and resources, visit www.geocatch.asn.au/bay-ok-gardens/garden-guardians-of-the-bay-campaign/ #busselton #Capel #geographebay #healthyestuaries #bayok #gardens #dalyellup #gardening #gardeningtips #fertiliser #dunsborough #gardenguardians ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD’s) Biosecurity Blitz is back in 2022, with a special focus this year on reporting tree pests and diseases. The TREEmendous Biosecurity Blitz aims to protect Western Australia’s trees from an increasing number of exotic threats across our horticultural and forest industries and urban and bushland environments.The Biosecurity Blitz runs from 24 September to 24 October 2022 – that’s 30 days to look for, take a photo and send in a report of every tree pest and disease in your neighbourhood.For more information on becoming involved, visit www.agric.wa.gov.au/biosecurity-blitz?fbclid=IwAR0Wm3KoK38-m5DwmQMQSx76Haubk-3aL-WYkiUVLMBI937D3I... or register at confirmsubscription.com/h/j/BF3A153817C59702 ... See MoreSee Less
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