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1000 Species Recorded in Riddells Creek!

posted 31 May 2011, 01:57 by Russell Best   [ updated 31 May 2011, 02:43 ]
The number of flora and fauna species recorded in Riddells Creek has reached 1000. Using NatureShare, Riddells Creek Landcare has built a series of 'collections' of everything from Plants to Spiders & Moths, and from Birds to Mosses & Lichens. With major species categories still to be fully analysed and uploaded to NatureShare (like Fungi and many other insect groups), this is just the beginning!

The species recorded include a new plant previously unknown to science, previously unknown populations of two rare & protected butterfly species, a plant rediscovered after being thought to be extinct for 100 years, a moth not recorded for over 50 years, and many rare and endangered plant species.

The main species recorded include over 550 plant species and over 260 moth species. Other interesting group facts includes over 20% of all the butterflies known to occur in Victoria. Other groups covered (so far) include grasshoppers, spiders, snakes & lizards, mammals, birds, frogs, bats and dragonflies.