Channel 9 ‘postcards’ at Park

Channel 9 ‘postcards’ at Park

On Sunday, 13 Feb, Channel 9’s Postcards went to air featuring Westgate Park and a ride on the punt to Newport. If you missed it, see it here.

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Admin assistant position 1 day/week

Admin assistant position 1 day/week

We are hiring! Westgate Biodiversity is looking for an admin assistant to take care of records, manage supplies, follow up enquiries, etc. one day/week. This is a paid position, based at Bili Nursery, 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne.  See&...

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Bird survey 10 Jan

Bird survey 10 Jan

Doubtless the hot weather contributed to lower bird numbers in this survey but nonetheless, 40 species were recorded and 62 Superb Fairy-wren were observed. In the photo bottom left, the Superb Fairy-wren with a dull red colour around the eye is a juvenile or ...

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January break at nursery

January break at nursery

Bili Nursery will be closed on Saturday – 15, 22 and 29 January- opening again Saturday 5 February. If you need plants, the nursery is still open Monday to Friday. See you there!

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An invitation to volunteer with us

An invitation to volunteer with us

Bili Nursery We have vacancies in our regular volunteer teams on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The nursery is at 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne.  Our volunteers perform a range of tasks including potting up, pricking out, removing weeds, ‘cle...

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Opening hours over the break

Opening hours over the break

Bili Nursery Open over Christmas, other than public holidays: 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne Bili Landcare Resumes Monday and Wednesday working days at Westgate Park after 10 January 2022 Call 0492 972 652 for information ...

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Weed fightback

Weed fightback

Weeds are now a major problem at Westgate Park and the focus of our volunteer efforts there. However, we have discovered that many of our indigenous species are holding their own against the invasion. Dense shrubs like Pomaderris paniculosa – Coast Pomad...

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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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