Ever wondered who your fury, scaly and feathered neighbours are? What lives in your local bush or your backyard? Ever wondered how to find out?

As part of the Fire, Biodiversity and Community: connecting people through nature project, the Nature Conservation Council’s (NCC) Bushfire Program has produced three videos to help you engage with your local bushland, including in a post-fire environment.

In “Signs of Fauna – what’s living in your backyard?” learn different ways of observing which animals are living in your bushland, including looking out for scats, tracks, habitat structures, feeding signs and more. Also learn about the importance of hollows as a habitat for a range of different species and how best to protect these important assets when managing for fire.

Scats Tracks and Other Traces: A field guide to Australian Mammals (1996) by Barbara Triggs Hotspots Fire Project fact sheet: Protecting Our Hollows https://www.hotspotsfireproject.org.a…
Australian Museum object and species identification – https://australian.museum/learn/speci…

Check out the other two videos in the series Signs of Fire, and Monitoring Bushland here.

These videos were produced by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) to complement a workshop conducted by the NCC in collaboration with the NSW Rural Fire Service. The videos have been funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the join Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views of either Commonwealth/State Government.


Please send us an email and we'll reply within three working days. Regards, NCC Fire and Restoration team


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