Changes at Wyperfeld

Subject: Changes at Wyperfeld
From: "Ms K.j Horskins" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 10:36:15 GMT-10
Dear all,

Can you please help?

I am currently writing an honours thesis at Monash Uni. after 
investigating the role of the honeybee in the breeding biology of the 
yellow mallee in Wyperfeld National Park.  After comparing the volume 
of available nectar throughout the day with the study of Bond and 
Brown (1979),I found that nectar levels were much higher this year 
than in 1977 when their study was conducted, although weather 
conditions were comparable.

Whilst in the field, I did not observe any wattlebirds or honeyeaters 
visiting Eucalyptus costata whereas Bond and Brown recorded numerous 

As the mallee is in drought, I am interested to know whether 
anyone has noted the presence of such nectar eating birds from 
the Wyperfeld/mallee region,in areas not usually visited.

Could anyone with such observations please reply to 

Thank you for your help

Kerrilee Horskins.


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