WATER SOURCE... Yellow-throated miners captured drinking from a stock trough at Paskeville during a six-month project investigating the dependence of native wildlife on artificial watering points on Yorke Peninsula. WATER SOURCE... Yellow-throated miners captured drinking from a stock trough at Paskeville during a six-month project investigating the dependence of native wildlife on artificial watering points on Yorke Peninsula.

Wildlife depend on troughs

A STUDY across Yorke Peninsula has found a number of native species are using stock troughs as a regular water source.

The project investigated the dependence of native wildlife on artificial watering points, and was run by University of Adelaide student Madeleine Wheeler, Naturally Yorke Com­m­unity Action Plan­ning group and local landholders.

It involved tracking activity at troughs for six months.

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