Bird Survey 4 October

Bird Survey 4 October

Just in time for the result of the highly competitive Guardian Australia Bird Of The Year poll, comes our October survey featuring not only the deserved winner, the superb fairywren, but also another top-5 finisher, the Galah. The superb fairywren has become o...

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Bird Survey 6 September

Bird Survey 6 September

Following regular and substantial rain both major lakes are at high levels not seen for some time. This means several species of water birds have dispersed to some of the many other wetlands in the region.  Many passerine species are flourishing and breeding,...

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Melbourne Pollinator Corridor

Melbourne Pollinator Corridor

Westgate Park is set to play a key part in an ambitious new project to boost indigenous insect life and pollination. Emma Cutting is a self-described “amateur plantswoman” who has recently launched an exciting community-led initiative to establish ...

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Port of Melbourne on board

Port of Melbourne on board

Bili Nursery recently grew and supplied 8000 plants for the Port of Melbourne to fill in gaps in the Todd Rd linear landscape. Port of Melbourne has now planted, mulched and weeded, and the landscape is looking much better for the tlc. Here’s their tweet...

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1000 new plants at Lagoon Reserve

1000 new plants at Lagoon Reserve

Huge thanks to the Citywide organisation for helping rescue an indigenous-plant project in Port Melbourne’s Lagoon Reserve. Plans for an annual day of community planting had been cancelled for a second time this year due to Covid restrictions, when Cityw...

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Bird Survey 2 Aug

Bird Survey 2 Aug

The park has had good rain, and water levels have risen in the lakes and wetlands. The day of the survey was windy, which partly explains the modest tally of 40 species. Moreover raptors are rare these days, and water levels generally too high for the lar...

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Vote for our nest box project

Vote for our nest box project

Exciting news!!! Our nest box project proposal, Hollows for Habitat at Westgate Park, has made it to the public voting stage of the Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund! If funded, our project will see volunteers building, installing and monitoring u...

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