Endangered Tussock Skink

Endangered Tussock Skink

This week, for Threatened Species Day, we are celebrating the discovery in our 2nd heath of the beautiful Southern Grass Tussock Skink, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri, which is listed as Endangered under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act, near threatened ...

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Peas, fabulous peas

Peas, fabulous peas

August and September are the best times to see peas in the Park. Dillwynia, Aotus, Eutaxia, Davesia and Bossiaea species put on a dazzling show of yellow and red pea flowers. You will find them in our heathy areas of the Park. These medium to small shrubs are ...

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Bird survey July

Bird survey July

The park looks good, thanks to a reasonably wet June. Waters level are high in the two main lakes and the dam, but all other freshwater bodies are dry including the wetlands near the FoWP Compound.  Volunteers are back at work, with their recent plantings...

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Fungi foray – Sunday 27 June 2 pm Westgate Park

Fungi foray – Sunday 27 June 2 pm Westgate Park

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Bird Survey 31 May/1 Jun

Bird Survey 31 May/1 Jun

48 species were observed including and a pair of Dusky Woodswallows seen flying overhead – the first record of this species in the Park. Recorders noted that as areas of vegetation mature and become more established, new bird species are appearing, some ...

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Gardening Aust comes to Park

Gardening Aust comes to Park

We were delighted that ABC’s Gardening Australia film crew came to the Park. The episode was aired on Friday 28th May and you can see it on iView or here on Facebook for just our segment of the show. It was a great opportunity to showcase our indigenous ...

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RSVP for strategic planning day

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Bird survey April

Bird survey April

Water levels have dropped over the last month. Nevertheless, none of the larger waders were present. However, encountering both an Eastern Yellow Robin and an Eastern Spinebill was notable, and at least eight Black-fronted Dotterels were sighted around Saltwat...

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Bird Survey 1 Mar

Bird Survey 1 Mar

A dry February has seen the lake levels drop somewhat, and the southern chain of ponds has no water to speak of. The good news is that Westgate Biodiversity – Bili Nursery teams have been weeding extensively throughout the park, which accordingly looks terri...

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Christmas arrangements

Christmas arrangements

Our volunteers are taking a break from Westgate Park and Bili Nursery, starting again on Monday 6th January. Bili Nursery, 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne will also open for retail trade on 6 January, weekdays only until end March. We wish you a happy ho...

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