Items of Interest


The December 2016 edition of SEGMENTS is now online to be read. This is a bumper issue and has had to be split in half to get it onto the website. Click here to read PART 1 and here to continue reading PART 2.

In this edition, there is plenty of interest, including
  • Chairman's Annual Report by Bob Sharrad
  •  Survey Methods for Measuring Biodiversity at Witchelina, 2016 by Courtney Glover
  • What We Did on Our Holiday by Garry Trethewey
  • The SEG Year in Pictures
  • Analysis of Small Bones from an Old Owl Roost on Witchelina by Graham Medlin
  • It Takes a Kelli-Jo Kovac
  • My Story by Jarryd Holmes
  • Minnawarra Spring Results by Janet Furler
  • Young Ones Working at Witchelina
Please send any Comments or submissions for the next edition to the Editor Helen Johnson.

Equipment Storage

SEG has accumulated a considerable amount on equipment to enable it to carry out surveys in remote regions of the state. This includes the truck and canopy, the food trailer and cage trailer as well as a considerable amount of tents, camping and cooking equipment. 

We are looking for somewhere secure to store this equipment or if a suitable shed is not available the a piece of land upon which a shed and be erected. As the truck and canopy are quite high a high clearance door to a shed is necessary. If you have some suggestions and possibilities please contact Trent Porter or Stuart Pillman

 Date Palm Removal at Witjira

Attached is a link to a recent audio interview on ABC Rural given by Travis Gotch relating to Date Palm removal from Witjira in which SEG members may be interested.
The 2003 Witjira SEG expedition results played an important role in the establishment of the Witjira Management Plan and is acknowledged by Travis in this interview.

A Bit of a Writer?

If you have been on any SEG activity lately or have been a past member thinking about returning to the fold, perhaps you would like to write about your experience. This might have been taking part in an Expedition or one of our on going projects. Helen Johnson our SEGments Editor would love to hear from you.

Spot any Problems

If you find a problem with our website, please contact Michelle Trethewey and I will endeavour to fix it as soon as possible.


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The Scientific Expedition Group Inc. is a non profit organisation which aims to promote and run expeditions of a scientific, cultural and adventurous nature, to encourage knowledge and appreciation of the natural environment, and to develop interpersonal skills by living and working towards a common goal!