February is the main flowering season for Swamp Greenhood orchids which occur only in a few locations in Victoria supporting Swamp Scrub habitat.
See the February bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.
Swamp Greenhood - vulnerable
Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988
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Events in February 2018
The first SWIFFT video conference will have a theme 'Citizen Science and threatened species conservation' Five guest speakers. Interested persons welcome to attend at one of the locations. Please advise venue contact person.
Location: 23 venues across Victoria
The North Central CMA invites you to have 'Breakfast with the birds', Join us at Hird Swamp for an early morning of bird watching, expert speakers and a light breakfast. After recent deliveries of environmental water, the wetland has been home to thousands of waterbirds including Magpie Geese and Australasian Bittern. Bring a hat, water bottle, chair if required, binoculars & camera (optional). Please dress for the weather including long pants and enclosed footwear. Free event but registration essential. (see link).
Location: Hird Swamp, Wildlife Reserve, Macorna North (about 15 minutes from Kerang).
Contact: Amy Russell | Phone: (03) 5440 1803
This conference aims to provide graduate students and early career researchers with an opportunity to showcase their work locally, and hopes to facilitate discussion and connections with industry, government, senior academics and the public through stimulating plenaries and panel discussions. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference and workshops offered before and after the conference. Registration essential.
Location: West Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University
Premiere screening of a documentary about the plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot. The film tells the birds story and the efforts to save this species from extinction. Aspects of their behaviour are shown on film for the first time and scientists working on the recovery efforts are interviewed. What is the future for this beautiful bird? To be launched by Bob Brown with Q&A afterwards. Bookings essential as NO tickets for sale at the Nova including on the night.
Location: Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
Contact: see web link
Monday 19th | Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - "Climate adaptation and population divergence in the eastern yellow robin"
Guest speaker: Dr Paul Sunnucks (Monash University): "Climate adaptation and population divergence in the eastern yellow robin" If you can make it to ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg), please come along to hear about this terrific work. We all have much to learn from each other, and the Seminar series is an important part of the intellectual life of our Institute. All welcome. This seminar will also be available remotely via live online webinar - please use this link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1989920719905636098
Location: ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar
Contact: Fern Hames | Science Manager Communication and Collaboration | Phone: 0428 106 143