Flowering now

Flowering now

Allocasuarina verticillata – Drooping Sheoak is a rather dull grey-green tree but take a close look at the highly ornamental patterns on the branchlets of the male plant, right. The female plant produces red flowers along the trunks and branches. These f...

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Container deposit scheme

Container deposit scheme

Victoria’s CDS has arrived! This means you can now exchange some aluminium, glass, and plastic containers – just check for the 10c refund logo on the container. See here for what can and cannot be exchanged. To find your nearest collection point, s...

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Progress on the Triangle

Progress on the Triangle

We were successful some years ago in having this long strip of land incorporated into the Park. It’s on our boundary with Boeing. The first stage in revegetation was to plant along the fence line. The weedy grass was sprayed out and in October last year ...

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Our 2nd night time walk for microbats

Our 2nd night time walk for microbats

21 nest boxes at Westgate Park were monitored on Saturday night by the microbats team. They found spider webs and a few insects but no microbats! This is not surprising. It could take years for them to take up residence so patience is essential. At least this ...

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ACF Macnamara online auction fundraiser

ACF Macnamara online auction fundraiser

There were too few bookings for the 1 Dec event so it had to be cancelled, but the silent auction has now gone online. Bids can be made up to 8 December. Proceeds will be shared by Westgate Biodiversity, and the Victorian Forest Alliance.

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Help Westgate Park replace stolen equipment!

Help Westgate Park replace stolen equipment!

In the early hours of Sunday 1st October, callous thieves broke into our compound at Westgate Park in Port Melbourne. Then tragically, three weeks later our compound was broken into a second time. The thieves were so brazen that they pulled the compound gates ...

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Tangaroa Blue at Westgate Park

Tangaroa Blue at Westgate Park

On 18 October our friends at Tangaroa Blue visited us to survey and collect litter.  Tangaroa Blue is an Australia-wide not for profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, and have visited us a number of times over recent yea...

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Microbats at Westgate Park, 7 Oct

Microbats at Westgate Park, 7 Oct

Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Register here for the next! Join us for an exciting evening of microbat monitoring at Westgate Park BBQ shelter in Port Melbourne, Vic. This in-person event is perfect for nature enthusiasts and curious individuals alike....

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event: 9 Sept – bird tour

event: 9 Sept – bird tour

Join us for an exciting Walk and Talk Bird Tour, meeting at the Westgate Park BBQ Shelter, Todd Road, Port Melbourne 9am-11am. Get ready to explore the beautiful park, discover the birds that nest in hollows and how our 20 nest boxes might encourage breedi...

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Microbat nest box monitoring

Microbat nest box monitoring

The Wildlife Conservation Society at Melbourne Uni came to the Park in force on Saturday. Their tasks were to finish microbat box numbering, record the facing direction, and measure the heights of the nest boxes erected for microbats. We do this to see what di...

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