SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
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Golden Plains Shire
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Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
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Current events

May is the peak spawning month for the Australian Grayling in Victoria (provided an increase in water flow and low temperatures are achieved to act as a cue for spawning).  

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

Australian Grayling Image Tarmo Raddik

Australian Grayling - vulnerable

Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988


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May 2018

Events in May 2018

Wednesday 2nd | Screening of Orange-bellied Parrot film

The Geelong Field Naturalists Club, Geelong Sustainability and Snowgum Press presents screening of the film 'The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot' a film by David Neilson. Screening to be followed by Q&A. Tickets from TryBooking only: https://www.trybooking.com/TYYB Adults: $20. Concession: $15. Plus 30 cents booking fee. Profits from this screening will go to Orange-bellied Parrot recovery efforts and Geelong conservation issues.

Location: Pivotonian Cinema Cnr. Moorabool & Verner St, South Geelong
Contact: dneilson@snowgumpress.com.au | Phone: 0409 383 306

Friday 4th | Mountain to Mouth Flora and Fauna Walk & Revegetation Activity

Join Greening Australia Officer Candice Parker on a 40 min. walk to learn about what Greening Australia is doing to protect and enhance Limburner’s Lagoon. Learn about the coastal flora, fauna and coastal values including migratory wader bird species, Coastal Saltmarsh and Mangroves. Stay on to participate in a planting activity and enjoy the Earth Ship Walking Circle at the rotunda. 

Location: Limberner's Lagoon at end of Foreshore Road. (South of Geelong Grammar School.)
Contact: Candice Parker - Greening Australia | Phone: 0427517014

Monday 14th | Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - "Conducting behavioural research to deliver better environmental behaviour change programs".

Guest speaker: Liam Smith (BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash University). Liam Smith is Director and co-founder of BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA) at Monash University.  Since 2011, BWA has worked on hundreds of behaviour change programs - conducting research to help government departments, private sector and not-for-profit organisations make evidence-based decisions about behaviour change strategies most likely to succeed in tackling social, environmental and organisational problems.  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. If you can't make it to ARI, this seminar will also be available via live online webinar access - please use the link to register. 

Location: ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar
Contact: Fern Hames | Science Manager Communication and Collaboration | Phone: 0428 106 143

Saturday 26th | Regent Honeyeater Project planting weekend

The Regent Honeyeater Project has an exciting list of sites to plant this year as we continue to into our 23rd year of rehabilitation and landscape connection. The group is working on connecting the Lurg Hills to Winton Wetlands and the Chesney Hills. If you can join us for any of the early weekends that will be greatly appreciated and return an email with your expressions of interest. The weather here over May and June can be glorious as autumn morphs into winter and with changing climate we are committed to planting much earlier to avoid the drying spring tendency and then the risk of needing to hand water plants over a long, hot summer. We will be able to provide the same free accommodation as in the past ( mattresses at the Guide and Scout Hall in Benalla ) and as in the past will provide an evening meal on the Saturday and an on site lunch on Sunday before heading home, both at no charge.  

Location: Lurg Hills in Benalla area
Contact: Andie Guerin, Regent Honeyeater Project Coordinator