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Category: WIRES

FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued

February 6th, 2020
FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued: Thursday 6th February 2020 at 12:20pm. What is happening MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE MID NORTH COAST Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales Northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area.

WIRES collaborates to save platypus tangled in plastic band

June 24th, 2019
WIRES collaborates to save platypus tangled in plastic band When WIRES heard of the sighting of a platypus with a plastic band around its neck, they knew this was not going to be an easy rescue. A local wildlife enthusiast and avid photographer, Wal Bailey, had managed to photograph the stricken creature, in a photo t

WIRES Assists in Cattle Egret Disaster

January 7th, 2019
WIRES Assists in Cattle Egret Disaster The severe storms that ripped across north eastern NSW just before Christmas caused havoc within a Cattle Egret breeding colony at Lawrence near Grafton.  Local resident Elizabeth checked the colony when the storm had passed and found countless chicks had been blown to th

Finding Feathertails from Wires Northern Rivers NSW

September 11th, 2018
Finding Feathertails Feathertail gliders don't come into care with WIRES very often, but on one day this week WIRES rescued two of these beautiful little creatures in different circumstances. Feathertail gliders are quite secretive, and although relatively common in some areas of the Northern Rivers, they are n

WIRES Spring is here – And wildlife need your help

August 30th, 2018
Spring is here - And wildlife need your help Spring is here, and wildlife know it. Birds are nesting, chicks are hatching, reptiles are stirring, small mammals are breeding. WIRES is starting to get busy and they need more volunteers. Being a wildlife carer is never dull. Every day there are new experiences and new

Helping Wildlife in Drought

August 22nd, 2018
Helping Wildlife in Drought The drought continues to tighten its grip in NSW, causing more hardship for farmers and livestock. Our native wildlife is also suffering greatly, especially now the breeding season has begun. WIRES Northern Rivers is receiving an increase in calls for wildlife in trouble. There are thing

Double trouble for wildlife on barbed wire

August 22nd, 2018
Double trouble for wildlife on barbed wire This week WIRES was called to rescue a Barn Owl caught on barbed wire at McLeans Ridges. Barb wire rescues can be tricky, so two WIRES volunteers went to the rescue together. When they arrived they needed to drive through a couple of paddocks to reach the location where th
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