Viewing: Coastal species

Oct 15

October 15, 2014

wetland shorebirds - Dan Monceaux

Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary talk with Tony Flaherty, October 16

This month’s Port Environment Forum is on Thursday the 16th at 7pm, at the Port Adelaide Town Hall (entry off Nile St). The topic will be the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, with guest speaker Dr Tony Flaherty (Coast and Marine Manager for the Adelaide region. Tony was recently announced as the recipient of the Conservation Council’s 2014 Unsung Hero Award. This should be an excellent and informative talk about the closure of the saltfields north of Adelaide, their importance to the many thousands of…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2014

More on the adaptations of plants that can tolerate being close to the sea

As explained in Brian Brock’s 2013 Journal article “Adaptation of some Coastal Species”, Brian has had a life-long interest in coastal plants. He wrote to us several times between May & June 2014 to discuss several aspects of the subject. An early letter from Brian said (in part), “Coleman & Cook have an interesting paper called “Habitat Preferences of the Australian Endangered Samphire Tecticornia flabelliformis” (Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 2009, 133 (2):300-306). “What is there about…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2014

Polypores (Bracket fungi) & their conks (woody fruiting bodies)

Following the publication of my 2013 Journal article about lichens on trees, Brian Brock wrote to me, saying “Dear Steve, your lichen-like growth on page 6 of the (2013) Journal (see photo below) may be a thin fruiting bracket (‘conk’?) of a wood decaying fungus. A lichen-like growth on a coastal tree at Semaphore beach (Taken with iPhone by Steve Reynolds) If you (had) looked under the bracket, you might (have seen) small pores that carry the fertile layer (from…

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