Friday, June 14, 2013

McLaren Vale Biodiversity Guides.


Recently James completed a set of weed, tree and bird booklets for McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism (MVGWTA). These have now been published as the McLaren Vale Biodiversity ID Booklets.

The booklets are intentionally brief guides to a few common species and have been produced to help growers identify species on their properties and help address the biodiversity issues. 

The McLaren Vale Wine Region hosts major native tree species, grapevines, horticultural crops, pasture, housing, industry and also noxious weeds. It is a complicated ecosystem.
This was an interesting project for DJ's to be involved with as producing them combined several key skills - photography, research and agronomy. In putting together these booklets it is apparent how diverse an area the McLaren Vale Wine Region is and that their is a great deal of work that can be done by the grape and wine industry in the field of conservation.

The Biodiversity ID Booklets are now available on the MVGWTA website at the following address:

Trees

Birds

Weeds

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