Covid-19 policy

Covid-19 policy

We have implemented a policy of containment for the virus to keep our staff and volunteers safe. If you intend to come to Bili Nursery or Westgate Park for volunteering, please ring Nic beforehand on 0401 790 423 and be sure to read our policy carefully. Thank...

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Expression of interest

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Bird survey 2 March

Bird survey 2 March

Thanks to better-than-average summer rainfall, the large Freshwater and Saltwater Lake levels are high, as before, bringing small numbers of diving feeders such as Little Pied and Little Black Cormorants, Hardheads, Australasian Grebes and Hoary...

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NatureWatch

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New bird species list out

New bird species list out

The total number of bird species recorded in the Park is now 162 and in 2019, 88 bird species were observed – more than half!

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Flowering now – the sedges

Flowering now – the sedges

Lepidospermum concavum – Sandhill Sword-sedge (top) is a handsome sedge with sharp-edged leaves often tipped with reddish-brown. Its flowers are small whitish, emerging from brown spikelets. Eleocharis acuta – Common Spike-sedge is a semi-aquatic s...

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Pink Lake story

Pink Lake story

See the DELWP Biodiversity webpage under ‘Protecting the Pink Lake’ for the story of conservation and crowd control at the lake last year with quotes by our David Sparks. With the hot dry start to summer the salt lake turned pink again in early January bu...

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Toilets update

Toilets update

They are open for business!

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Dec bird survey

Dec bird survey

The large Freshwater and Saltwater lakes have risen lately, which suits diving feeders, such as Hardheads, Australasian Grebes and Hoary-headed Grebes – suggesting aquatic invertebrates and other small prey are plentiful in the former. With several...

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Flowering now

Flowering now

Westgate Park is quite dry despite the relatively cool weather. Most plants have finished flowering now and we are busy collecting seed. Here are some still in bloom in the Southern Wetlands

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