Planned Burn in USC

Planned Burn in USC

It’s that time of the year again and preparations are now underway for another controlled burn in the compensatory habitat at the University of the Sunshine Coast

This controlled burn will help to reduce the fuel load and  associated fire hazard risk and maintain the health of the vegetation community which contains  rare and endangered plant species.

The area to be burnt this year is Area 2 which is just under 1Ha in size and shown below.

The first date for the burn has now been set for Wednesday 23rd of August (conditions dependant), with a back up option  for Wednesday the 30th of August.

A decision to proceed with the burn will be made on Monday 21st August.

The planned burn will begin at approximately 9am and should be complete by 12pm.

Communications to University staff and students and adjoining local residents in Sippy Downs will be produced and delivered over the coming week.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Gabriel McGhee directly.

Gabriel McGhee
Coordinator, University Grounds
Asset Management Services
USC

Ph 07 5456 5448
gmcghee@usc.edu.au
usc.edu.au

Sippy Swans and their cygnet’s are simply beautiful

Sippy Swans and their cygnet’s are simply beautiful

There is an abundance of wildlife in and around Sippy Downs including this beautiful family of Black Swans captured last week by one of our local residents.

If you have some photographs of local wildlife we would love to hear from you and share your images here. Simply upload your images via our Submissions Page

Images captured  22/07/2016

The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. Within Australia they are nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. Black swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. They are monogamous breeders that share incubation duties and cygnet rearing between the sexes.

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Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series – Frogs

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series – Frogs

There is an array of frogs in Sippy Downs nature reserves and they have again been beautifully captured  by Gerard Mills. Have you seen frogs in your yard? Share your photos with us.

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Gerard Mills a Sunshine Coast photographer whose talent has created “Nature USC”  a visual record of the diversity and beauty of Sippy Downs wildlife which compliments the general diversity of Sippy Downs perfectly.

While Gerard has taken wildlife and insects all over Australia this “Wildlife Series” will showcase his work in the grounds of the USC. The following is an extract from his on-line catalogue located at natureatusc.weebly.com.

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series – Dingo

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series – Dingo

Yes believe it or not we have dingos in Sippy Downs nature reserves and they have been captured beautifully by Gerard Mills a Sunshine Coast photographer whose talent has created “Nature USC”  a visual record of the diversity and beauty of Sippy Downs wildlife which compliments the general diversity of Sippy Downs perfectly.

While Gerard has taken wildlife and insects all over Australia this “Wildlife Series” will showcase his work in the grounds of the USC. The following is an extract from his on-line catalogue located at natureatusc.weebly.com.

 

 

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series – Kangaroos

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series – Kangaroos

Kangaroo’s are certainly a feature of Sippy Downs and something that the University of the Sunshine Coast is synonymous for.

Here are some of the beautiful shots taken by Gerard Mills a Sunshine Coast photographer whose talent has created “Nature USC”  a visual record of the diversity and beauty of Sippy Downs wildlife which compliments the general diversity of Sippy Downs perfectly.

While Gerard has taken wildlife and insects all over Australia this “Wildlife Series” will showcase his work in the grounds of the USC. The following is an extract from his on-line catalogue located at natureatusc.weebly.com.

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series

Sippy Downs – Wildlife Series

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Gerard Mills a Sunshine Coast photographer who’s talent and whose local project “Nature USC” is a visual record of the diversity and beauty of Sippy Downs wildlife which compliments the general diversity of Sippy Downs perfectly.

While Gerard has taken wildlife and insects all over Australia this “Wildlife Series” will showcase his work in the grounds of the USC. The following is an extract from his on-line catalogue located at natureatusc.weebly.com.