Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers

What could be better than giving a gift of nature from, Bili Nursery – the shop for beautiful native plants? Bili Nursery propagates ~300 species of plants that are indigenous to the Sand Belt Region of Victoria – from the CBD to the Mornington Pen...

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RSVP for 2020 AGM

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6 July Bird Survey finds Barn Owl

6 July Bird Survey finds Barn Owl

Thanks to continuing rains, water levels and quality in the fresh water lake are very high with consequent reduced numbers of several species of water birds. The salt lake level now reads .83 m – up .03m from last survey. Vegetation throughout the park conti...

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August bird survey

August bird survey

Over 40 mm of rain in July turned the park around; vegetation recovered rapidly, although many dead trees and shrubs remain from the preceding dry months. Resident species such as Superb Fairy-wrens and White-plumed Honeyeaters are present in high numbers, alo...

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June 2019 bird survey

June 2019 bird survey

Vegetation recovering after recent rain provides good habitat for a range of birds, including numerous Superb Fairy-wrens and the usual honeyeater species. Water quality in the Large Freshwater Lake appears very good – most water birds were obs...

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Pink lake explained

Pink lake explained

The pinkness has gone now, no doubt because of cooler weather, recent rain and less sunshine, but it was certainly spectacular while it lasted. We now understand, thanks to sampling by freshwater ecologist, Joan Powling, that this explosion of colour was ...

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City of Melb Waterbug Blitz

City of Melb Waterbug Blitz

Results of water sampling show that our two sites and those from Royal Park have the highest number of waterbugs and habitat ratings. Westgate Park samples showed the most species or biodiversity. WESTGATE PARK Date of monitoring 20 Oct 2018 Site name Dam outl...

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Camaldulensis – a poem by Rob Youl

Red gum savannahs once so vast Ochre pits, and stone-axe blaze For millennia their shadows cast Then Mitchell and the bullock drays Across the tribal hunting grounds Longboats on his Glenelg River Amid a feast of primeval sounds Mount William’s winds made ...

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Vision, mission and strategy

Vision, mission and strategy

In September 2018 we finalised our Strategic Plan for 2018/9 to 2021/2 and settled on our vision and mission statements. We also articulated our values and what biodiversity means to us. We can say progress has been good now that we are halfway through the fir...

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New branding

New branding

Our staff and regular volunteers are now decked out in the Westgate Biodiversity: Bili Nursery & Landcare shirts, hats and fleece jackets and new signs are up – all using our beautiful new logo.    

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