Calendar of events


Yarra Pygmy Perch

Yarra Pygmy Perch

Vulnerable  
Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988

September marks the commencement of spawning for the Yarra Pygmy Perch which last through to October. The Yarra Pygmy Perch is found in slow-moving or still waters, such as pools in rivers and streams or in lakes, they prefer sites which have abundant submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation, sometimes with wood debris. 

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

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Events in September 2020

World Wetland Survey On-line survey

Tuesday 2nd
9:00am - 9:00am

A ‘Citizen-Science’ Assessment of the State of the World’s Wetlands

Do you know a wetland?

Wetlands include swamps, marshes, fens, bogs, lakes, rivers, floodplains, estuaries, mangroves, mudflats, coral reefs and lagoons. If you do know a wetland, then you can help.

Wetlands across the globe are in danger. Estimates suggest that in some parts of the world wetland losses have been as high as 87% since 1700. The loss and degradation of wetland causes impacts on human well-being and wildlife alike.

The World Wetland Network (www.worldwetnet.org), the Ramsar Section of the Society of Wetland Scientists (www.sws.org), the Cobra Collective (www.cobracollective.org) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (www.iucn.org) have come together to gather and evaluate information from across the world and to lead a global assessment based on ‘citizen-science’ on the state of wetlands. This is a repeat of the 2017 survey which is reported on in the Wetlands journal.

The survey takes about 15 minutes 

https://openuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/world-wetland-survey-2020-english-2

Contact: Max Finlayson, President Society of Wetland Scientists 2019-2020


Beach-nesting Bird Conservation - Birdlife Beach Nesting Birds Team Online

Wednesday 2nd
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Birdlfe Australia - Coastal Birds Team invite you to the Beach-nesting Bird Conservation workshop.  Australia has five beach-nesting Shorebird species. Learn about the challenges they face and how you can help!

Free event.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beach-nesting-bird-conservation-tickets-117358078171


23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar - held over 5 Thursday's sessions Online

Thursday 3rd
11:00am - 12:15pm

The Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar Committee invites you to this year's seminar which will be held online over 5 Thursday's commencing on Thursday, 3 September and finishing on Thursday, 1 October.

“From little things…” is the theme for this year’s event and focuses on the smaller but very important components of biodiversity and environmental ecosystems, including insects, fungi and even the little people that will go on to make the biggest differences. The program of presenters is varied to include topics from the local Wimmera area and beyond, all relating to this event theme.

Week 1 - Thursday, 3 September - 11am - 12.30pm - From Little Things....

Speaker 1 - Julie Andrew - Stawell Urban Landcare

Speaker 2 - Ange Turrell - Jallukar Landcare

Speaker 3 - Matilda Venn, Amateur Orchidologist - A love of orchids, the perspective of a high school student.

Free event - Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/from-little-things-tickets-115670546719

or

View on the SWIIFT YouTube channel https://youtu.be/aCZtkbn2aFk

 


Steps to becoming a beach-nesting bird volunteer - Birdlife Coastal Birds Team Online

Tuesday 8th
11:00am - 12:00pm

Keen to get involved in helping Beach-nesting Birds? Here is how to do it!

The Coastal Birds Team invite you to  the fourth event in the Coastal Bird series. This session steps you through the process of registration and training to become a fully qualified Beach-nesting birds volunteer.

Free event.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/steps-to-becoming-a-beach-nesting-bird-volunteer-tickets-116555383289

Contact: bnbevents@birdlife.org.au


23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar - held over 5 Thursday's Online

Thursday 10th
11:00am - 12:30pm

The Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar Committee invites you to this year's seminar which will be held online over 5 Thursday's commencing on Thursday, 3 September and finishing on Thursday, 1 October.

“From little things…” is the theme for this year’s event and focuses on the smaller but very important components of biodiversity and environmental ecosystems, including insects, fungi and even the little people that will go on to make the biggest differences. The program of presenters is varied to include topics from the local Wimmera area and beyond, all relating to this event theme.

Week 2 - Thursday, 10 September - 11am - 12.30pm _ The Little Insect Critters Speaker 1 - Dr David Yeates, CSIRO - The Impact of Bushfires on Insects

Speaker 2 - Denis Crawford - Why the Decline of Insects Matters.

Free event - Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/from-little-things-tickets-115670546719


23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar - held over 5 Thursday's Online

Thursday 17th
11:00am - 12:30pm

The Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar Committee invites you to this year's seminar which will be held online over 5 Thursday's commencing on Thursday, 3 September and finishing on Thursday, 1 October.

“From little things…” is the theme for this year’s event and focuses on the smaller but very important components of biodiversity and environmental ecosystems, including insects, fungi and even the little people that will go on to make the biggest differences. The program of presenters is varied to include topics from the local Wimmera area and beyond, all relating to this event theme.

Week 3 - Thursday, 17 September - 11am - 12.30pm - The Little Humans

Speaker 1 - Hannah Auld, Parks Victoria - Dunkeld Bush Kinder Program with Parks Victoria

Speaker 2 -TBC - Zoos Victoria

Free event - Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/from-little-things-tickets-115670546719


Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - Marvellous, mysterious mammals: ARIís legacy in mammal research over recent decades Online

Monday 21st
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Free event. ARI presents guest speaker:  Dr Lindy Lumsden, ARI.

Join Dr Lindy Lumsden for a captivating talk about the evolution of mammal research at Arthur Rylah Institute. Lindy has been an ecologist at ARI (DELWP- Biodiversity Division) for 35 years and is a leading expert on bats. For anyone who's heard Lindy present, you will know how infectious her passion and enthusiasm for the mammals she works with is. Lindy's contribution to Australian bat ecology, public engagement and mentoring of students was honoured in the naming of the Northern Freetailed Bat (Mormopterus lumsdenae). Lindy was also awarded a Public Service Medal for her outstanding contribution to native wildlife conservation in Victoria. 

Registration: Eventbrite

 

Contact: Fern Hames | Science Manager Communication and Collaboration | Phone: 0428 106 143


Monitoring Beach-nesting Birds - Birdlife Beach Nesting Birds Team Online

Wednesday 23rd
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Birdlfe Australia - Coastal Birds Team invite you to the fifth in a series of workshops and presentations on Australia's Coastal Birds.  In this session learn how to safely monitor breeding pairs of Red-capped Plovers, Pied and
Sooty Oystercatchers and Beach Stonecurlews.

Free event

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/monitoring-beach-nesting-birds-tickets-116556560811

Contact: bnbevents@birdlife.org.au


23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar - held over 5 Thursday's Online

Thursday 24th
11:00am - 12:30pm

The Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar Committee invites you to this year's seminar which will be held online over 5 Thursday's commencing on Thursday, 3 September and finishing on Thursday, 1 October.

“From little things…” is the theme for this year’s event and focuses on the smaller but very important components of biodiversity and environmental ecosystems, including insects, fungi and even the little people that will go on to make the biggest differences. The program of presenters is varied to include topics from the local Wimmera area and beyond, all relating to this event theme.

Week 4 - Thursday, 24 September - 11am - 12.30pm -The Little Marsupials

Speaker 1 - Emily Scicluna , La Trobe University - Fat Tailed Dunnarts

Speaker 2 - Josh Griffiths, Cesar - eDNA Platypus

Free event - Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/from-little-things-tickets-115670546719


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