April is one of the peak months for Leatherback Turtle observations in Victoria. It is a time when Leatherbacks have migrated from equatorial waters to temperate waters for feeding. There have already been 2 reports (one dead in Western Port Bay) and one alive and healthy in Corio Bay in 2017.
See the April bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.
Leatherback Turtle Critically Endangered
Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988
Add your event to SWIFFT - simply Contact Us with details.
Events in April 2017
Australasian Bat Night is a public awareness programme aiming to educate people about bats, to raise the profile of bats and debunk the myths and fears, to achieve better conservation outcomes and assist people to live with bats. ABS invites local government, community and environmental and individuals to register events and activities for Australasian Bat Night 2017 in the Months of March, April or May. Please consider holding a Bat Night event this year and promoting the program to your colleagues, friends and family and networks. See link for more details.
Location: Anywhere in Victoria
Contact: Australasian Bat Society Inc
Release of captive bred Regent Honeyeaters will take place on Wednesday April 12th and Sunday 16th April (Easter Sunday) in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park. Interested people can watch the release or take part in monitoring for the day or longer. RSVP essential by Wednesday April 5th.
Location: Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park
Contact: Liz Wemyss or Glen Johnson | Phone: 02 6043 7924
Wednesday 12th | Living Landscapes of the Victorian Volcanic Plain
Greening Australia & Corangamite CMA to invite you to attend an event in the heart of the volcanic country at Alvie Recreation Reserve. Hear the latest on what’s happening, and what’s on offer. Come along for morning tea and see presentations about the icon tree species – such as Banksia, Sheoak and Bursaria – that once featured throughout the Stony Knolls and Stony Rises; learn about these special trees’ habitat, and opportunities to plant them back in the district on your property for the future! RSVP by 7 April.
Location: Alvie Recreation Reserve
Contact: Dr Anna Carrucan | Phone: 0427 047 413
Theme: Victorian Threatened Species Protection Initiative - case studies. See web site for details. This is a free event open to people interested in biodiversity. Please advise local contact.
Location: various locations across Victoria
Coastcare Victoria will hold a forum for interested volunteers / groups engaged in looking after our beautiful coast. This should be a great weekend of networking with like-minded volunteers from near and far, enhanced by presentations, discussions and field trips. Registrations required. Further details on content to be advised soon but registration open now.
Location: The Nobbies Visitors Centre, Phillip Island