SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

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October is the start of the flowering season for the Button Wrinklewort.

See the October bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.

buttonwrinklewort

Button Wrinklewort - endangered

Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988

 

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Events in October 2017

Monday 2nd | Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - Game of Thrones: explaining displays of aggression by lizards

Richard Peters from La Trobe University will present a talk explaining displays of aggression by lizards. This seminar will also be available via live online access by webinar. Link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4836912564681690369

Location: ARI: 123 Brown St Heidelberg also via webinar
Contact: Fern Haymes | Phone: 94508600

Saturday 7th | Habitat planting for Regent Honeyeater

The Regent Honeyeater project is undertaking major revegetation to create new habitat. The sites are part of a major Biolink from Lurg to the Wetlands.  We have plenty of great sites available that will improve ecosystems and give benefits into the future for the endangered wildlife. We can supply accommodation in the Scout and Guides halls in Benalla in the form of mattresses and an evening meal on Saturday and an onsite lunch on Sunday. Volunteers for planting all or part of the week-end most welcome -   You’ll enjoy beautiful  scenery,    good fun,  free food,  new friends and great  sense  of  achievement.  

Location: Lurg Hills near Benalla
Contact: Andie Guerin, Field Officer with the Regent Honeyeater Project

Saturday 7th | Information sharing workshop for Kara Kara National Park and Paddys Ranges State Park

Focusing on Kara Kara National Park and Paddys Ranges State Park. Djandak is currently supporting the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board to seek community input on how we can best jointly manage the six parks that make up the Parks held by the Dja Dja Wurrung People as Aboriginal Title. These parks include: *Greater Bendigo National Park, *Hepburn Regional Park, * Paddys Ranges State Forest, *Kara Kara National Park, *Kooyoora State Park, and Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve.  This is an opportunity to share your experiences, connections to the parks, ideas, hopes and concerns - to help us develop effective Joint Management Plans. There are a range of ways you can get involved, including reading information papers, completing an information survey, interactive mapping survey  or coming to a workshop to talk to the project team directly. Note there will also be an aftternoon session 1pm to 3 pm.

Location: Rooms 1, 2 & 3 Ground Floor Community Hub 48 Burns Street Maryborough 3465
Contact: Nathan Wong Program Manager Natural Resource and Cultural Heritage Management Dja Dja Wurrung Enterp | Phone: 5444 2888

Saturday 7th | Official Launch of 2018 Lake Bolac Eel Festival - theme “Care for Community –Care for Country”.

 The 12th Lake Bolac Eel festival, which acknowledges 30,000 years of indigenous gathering, is today considered one of Regional Victoria’s most significant festivals of music, art, culture and environmental conversations. The Festival will run from 23-25 March 2018.  KUYANG LAPAKIRA (plenty eels). Launch on October 7 6.30 pm will include a screening of the Australian adventure film MotorKite Dreaming. RSVP. Full program:  www.eelfestival.org.au

Location: Lake Bolac Memorial Hall
Contact: Elyjah McLeod –Festival Director | Phone: 0417 534 805 or 03 5350 2204

Tuesday 10th | Wildlife Photography exhibition by Nora Peters

Coinciding with National Bird Week 2017, Nora Peters presents this stunning photographic exhibition capturing wild birds and native wildlife seen around Melton The exhibition will run from 10 October to 6 November. Exhibition to be officially opened by: Cr Sophie Ramsey, Mayor of the City of Melton. Bookings essential for official opening. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=290799

Location: Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton
Contact: Melton Library and Learning Hub | Phone: 9747 7200

Sunday 15th | Walk & Talk at Illabrook Nature Conservation Reserve

Join Dr John Morgan and others from La Trobe University to expoloree this under-appreciated vegetation type. See effects of burning, tree recruitement studies, seed orchards and stunning wildflowers. Bring lunch and sunscreen and water. RSVP 

Location: Meet at Illabrook Recreation Reserve
Contact: heyes.s@students.latrobe.edu.au

Sunday 15th | Annual Grassy Woodlands Wildflower walk

Friends of the Teesdale Grassy Woodlands Inc. invite people interested in learning about native wildflowers to join them on a guided walk through some of the areas native grassy woodlands. The tour will be supervised by members of the committee who are familiar with the names and characteristics of many of the flowers.

Location: Teesdale recreation reserve pavilion (meeting point)
Contact: David Bruce | Phone: 0429 005386

Thursday 19th | Bugs and Beetles Collection Day

The Corangamite CMA invites you to this field day with Dr. Paul Horne and Jessica Page from IPM Technologies Pty Ltd who are developing an integrated pest management field guide for the Victorian Volcanic Plains bioregion. We invite you to help us find the invertebrates that will be included in the field guide. Join us for a morning to collect and identify invertebrates within grasslands and grassy woodlands. This is a free event and children are most welcome attend. Morning tea and lunch provided, please specify any dietary requirements. RSVP to To Jess Lill by Tuesday 10 October on 0477 719 149 (please note this event may be cancelled if unsuitable weather is forcasted).

Location: ‘Shelburn’, 146 Meredith-Shelford Rd, Shelford
Contact: Jess Lill Corangamite CMA | Phone: 0477 719 149

Saturday 21st | Information sharing workshop for Hepburn Regional Park

Focusing on Hepburn Regional Park. Djandak is currently supporting the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board to seek community input on how we can best jointly manage the six parks that make up the Parks held by the Dja Dja Wurrung People as Aboriginal Title. These parks include: *Greater Bendigo National Park, *Hepburn Regional Park, * Paddys Ranges State Forest, *Kara Kara National Park, *Kooyoora State Park, and Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve.  This is an opportunity to share your experiences, connections to the parks, ideas, hopes and concerns - to help us develop effective Joint Management Plans. There are a range of ways you can get involved, including reading information papers, completing an information survey, interactive mapping survey  or coming to a workshop to talk to the project team directly. Also afternoon session from 1pm to 3 pm. If you let us know you are coming that will help our planning for the day, but please feel free to come along even if you have not had the chance to let us know.

Location: 13 Camp Street Daylesford 3460
Contact: Nathan Wong Program Manager Natural Resource and Cultural Heritage Management Dja Dja Wurrung Enterp | Phone: 5444 2888

Thursday 26th | SWIFFT video conference - Indigenous knowledge of ecology

You are welcome to attend the SWIFFT videoconference, if you are new to the videoconference please advise the appropriate office contact of your attendance.  See link for venues.

Friday 27th | Victorian Botany Workshop

Student and early career botanists are invited to register for a botany workshop this spring at Licola, Victoria. The workshop offers a rare opportunity to work closely with a group of industry senior botanists who have extensive experience with the survey and identification of Victoria’s vascular and non-vascular flora. The workshop objective is to provide mentoring for developing botanists in the identification of Victoria’s flora. Workshop facilitators: Clare Kenny (co-ordinator), Matt Dell (Leader), David Cameron (Leader), Steve Mueck (Leader), Geoff Carr (Leader). For more details see link. Registration closes Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 12:00 PM

Location: Licola Wilderness Village, Licola VIC
Contact: Matt Dell

Saturday 28th | Hooded Plover conservation workshop

BirdLife Australia is holding a workshop where you can learn more about Australia’s most threatened beach-nesting bird, the Hooded Plover. Learn about their amazing behaviours and how to give them a helping hand. All are welcome! Morning tea and Lunch provided. Please advise of dietary requirements at time of RSVP. This workshop includes a field trip starting at 12.30 - please bring appropriate weather protection (raincoat, sunhat etc), water bottle, binoculars if you own them. RSVP by 21st October

Location: Crossley Hall: 212 Koroit-Pt Fairy Rd, Crossley
Contact: Renée Mead | Beach-nesting Birds Project Officer | Phone: 03 9347 0757

Tuesday 31st | Stony Knolls - native plant propagation workshop

Greening Australia & Corangamite CMA warmly invite you to attend this workshop to learn the secrets and skills of native plant propagation and how to grow icon plant species of the stony knolls. The Stony Knolls are unique places with rare plant species like banksia, she-oak and bursaria. Learn all about the icon species of the Stony Knolls, seed collecting, sowing and propagating. Discover how to germinate, propagate and grow species of the lost woodlands of the Stony Knolls. This event is a practical and interactive workshop, with limited places! Morning tea & light lunch provided / RSVP by Friday 27th October.

Location: Alvie Recreation Reserve Clubrooms – Corangamite Lake Road, Alvie
Contact: Anna Carrucan, Greening Australia | Phone: 0427 047 413