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Lithgow Environment Group
preserving the balance of nature
Lithgow Environment Group
Lithgow Environment Group
About Us - Chris and Julie
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in our region.

This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage.

The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains.

We would like to promote this rich natural heritage, especially given that it has often been under recognised.

Here's more about LEG - its meetings and activities


Coming Events & Activities

 Thursday 27 June - The Inspiring Leadership of Lithgow Environment Group
 Saturday 25 May - Eastern Pygmy Possum & Nature Walk



The Inspiring Leadership of Lithgow Environment Group
Lithgow Area Local News
Thursday 27 June 2024
LEG members Chris Jonkers, Thomas Ebersoll, Erica Cavanagh, Julie Favell, Chris Oddie LEG members Chris Jonkers, Thomas Ebersoll, Erica Cavanagh, Julie Favell, Chris Oddie
(Lis Bastian)

A recent edition of the Lithgow Area Local News carries the story of the Lithgow Environment Group - its history and achievements.

Here's Quintin Handley's story

Lithgow Area Local News is part of a collaboration to reduce the risk of future disasters by expanding local communications – from the Lower Mountains to Lithgow.

This project is supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.

Lithgow Area Local News was founded by the registered charity The Big Fix Ltd with funding from Wentworth Healthcare and the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network.




Eastern Pygmy Possum & Nature Walk
Saturday 25 May
Eastern Pygmy Possum babes Eastern Pygmy Possum babies in a possum tube
(Andrew Lothian)
The Lithgow Environment Group (LEG) conducted its 4th Eastern Pygmy Possum & Nature Walk in the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area. The aim of the walk was to monitor the Eastern Pygmy Possum nest tubes installed after the Black Summer bushfires.

LEG and local fauna expert Andrew Lothian shared their knowledge of the native flora and fauna in this area.

The first tube inspected contained an Eastern Pygmy Possum; the last tube a Feathertail Glider.

It was later deduced by Judy Smith, The Australian Museum and Andrew that it was a Narrow-Toed Feathertail Glider. The Broad-toed Feathertail Glider has not been recorded in this particular location.

Another distinguishing feature of the Narrow-Toed Feathertail Glider is the white fringed edges of the tail.

Judy & Peter Smith provided an identification document and commented that "to date, we have records of only the Narrow-Toed Feathertail Glider in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area".

Photos from the day  (photos by Julie Favell)
(click the image to see a larger one)

The day begins The day begins
Eastern Pygmy Possum The first tube reveals a possum

Eastern Pygmy Possum - 14gm female in good health

Eastern Pygmy Possum Eastern Pygmy Possum
Eastern Pygmy Possum Eastern Pygmy Possum
Eastern Pygmy Possum Eastern Pygmy Possum

The next seven tubes were empty. But the last one contained a male Feathertail Glider also weighing 14gm and in good health.

Feathertail Glider Feathertail Glider
Feathertail Glider Feathertail Glider
Feathertail Glider Feathertail Glider
Feathertail Glider Feathertail Glider


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