Hamelin Station Reserve Survey Update: Pygmy Monitor

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Tali and Damian have made a really interesting find this year on Hamelin Station Reserve, the Short-tailed pygmy monitor (Varanus brevicauda). This is the first time that these tiny goannas, which are actually the world’s second smallest monitor lizard, have been recorded at Hamelin Station Reserve. In fact, official records only show these goannas occurring a fair distance north of Hamelin Station, so this represents a range extension for the species. Great work!

 

Biologic Helping on Hamelin Station Reserve

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We have just sent two of our zoologists to Hamelin Station to help Bush Heritage Australia with their annual small animal monitoring. Senior Zoologist Tali Moyle and Zoologist Damian Lettoof are at Hamelin Station for the next 8 days trapping and recording the reserve’s little critters. Further blog posts will follow as the survey is undertaken. Stay tuned!

 

 

Hamelin Station Reserve Survey Update: Hamelin Skinks

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Tali and Damian have found that the Hamelin skinks (Ctenotus zastictus) https://www.bushheritage.org.au/species/hamelin-skink are doing well at Hamelin Station Reserve. These little skinks can only be found on Hamelin Station Reserve and one of the neighbouring properties, which means its care is a big responsibility for Bush Heritage. Knowing that the fate of a species could depend on the management of this property puts the pressure on but obviously Bush Heritage are doing a great job. Well done BHA!