Calendar of events


Australian Grayling

Australian Grayling  - Vulnerable in Victoria 
Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988

Australian Grayling spawning can occur in May. A high flow combined with declining water temperature is needed to triggered spawning movement. 

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

 

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Events in May 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition National Wool Museum, 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220

Friday 22nd
9:30am - 5:00pm

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. On loan from London's Natural History Museum, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Daily until 14 July 2019.

Also opportunity to view some of the 'Now you see us' public art project based on the 84 species of threatened birds in the City of Greater Geelong.


Exhibition: 'Listed' ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019 MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor

Thursday 18th
10:00am - 5:00pm

Jane Burns’ new body of work Listed presents harrowing imagery of
endangered Australian species in a state of disappearance as a part of ART +
CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019.

Listed will be displayed in MARS’ upstairs
gallery space, joining three other contemporary Australian artists
contemplating the theme of climate change.
Australian animals are facing an extinction crisis, leading the world rate for
extinct and endangered mammals. This is worsening exponentially and at the
hand of human behaviour.

‘As an artist I am interested in presenting the potential loss of many of our
local animals and the issues threatening their existence to help nurture a
connection and secure a future for these species’.

The series was largely inspired by Zoos Victoria and their commitment to
combating extinction through captive breeding and recovery programs to
secure the survival of these species before its too late. 

18 April – 18 May 2019

Tuesday – Saturday: 

10am – 5pm 


Red-tailed Black-cockatoo annual count 2019 In Victoria stringybark forest ranging between Nelson and Little Desert National Park

Saturday 4th
7:00am - 5:00pm

The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are again seeking volunteers for the 2019 Annual Count for the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. Rgistration closes two weeks prior to the count but any  incidental observations prior to the count are highly valued.

The Red-tailed Black-cockatoo team are conducting a survey of any landholders within the range of the Red-tails to assess the effectiveness of the community awareness raising methods used by the Recovery Team. If you are a landholder within the RTBC range please help by completing the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=mddyQHa0D3K0HGvwbMc9BLVUSI2YXBaAJb95djpIlfM_3D

The survey closes 6 May. 

Contact: Kelsey Bennett | Phone: 1800 262 062


Arthur Rylah Institute Seminars - 1. Does fire interval, fire severity or weather affect Hairpin Banksia persistence? 2. Are eucalypt forests resilient to regimes of frequent high severity fire? ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar

Monday 13th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

ARI presents two guest speakers:

  • Annette Muir (ARI): Does fire interval, fire severity or weather affect Hairpin Banksia persistence?
  • Luke Collins (ARI & La Trobe University): Are eucalypt forests resilient to regimes of frequent high severity fire?

If you can make it to ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg), please come along to hear about this terrific research. We all have much to learn from each other, and the Seminar series is an important part of the intellectual life of ARI.

This is a free event. If you can't make it to ARI, this seminar will also be available via live online webinar access - please use this link to register

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8927142010597734147

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


Wild Idea Incubator - applications close 31 May 2019 Events will be held in or near Sydney

Wednesday 15th
9:00am - 9:00am

Wild Idea Incubator is a program to accelerate the development and uptake of innovative ideas to protect nature. The program comprises a 16 week comprehensive business and personal development program that will give people the skills to turn their nature-saving ideas into viable, impact generating businesses. At the end of the program, participants will launch their idea into the world and pitch to a live audience of potential supporters, customers and investors. 

Applications are open now and will close on Friday 31st of May. Participants receive $2,000 to kick-start their idea and all program costs, excluding travel, are included. The program is valued at approximately $15,000 per participant. 

All costs, excluding travel, are covered for participants. Events will be held in or near Sydney. Should travel costs be a limiting factor to your involvement, subsidies may be available. Let us know in your application.


Wild Idea Incubator - open session on-line anywhere in Australia

Friday 17th
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wild Idea Incubator is a program to accelerate the development and uptake of innovative ideas to protect nature. The program comprises a 16 week comprehensive business and personal development program that will give people the skills to turn their nature-saving ideas into viable, impact generating businesses. At the end of the program, participants will launch their idea into the world and pitch to a live audience of potential supporters, customers and investors. 

Applications are open now and will close on Friday 31st of May. Participants receive $2,000 to kick-start their idea and all program costs, excluding travel, are included. The program is valued at approximately $15,000 per participant. 

An online open day will be held on Friday 17th May Register https://calendly.com/wildidea


National Regent Honeyeater & Swift Parrot Survey Victoria and NSW, ACT & Qld.

Saturday 18th
12:00am - 12:00am

Birdlife are conducting the biannual survey weekend for Regent Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots on 18th to 19th May 2019. Volunteers  are needed to undertake counts at as many possible locations. If you can assist in the survey weekends, please contact one of the members of the Woodland Birds team: Dean Ingwersen (Victoria, Regent Honeyeaters), Chris Timewell (Victoria, Swift Parrots) . Survey forms etc. see Birdlife web site.

Contact: woodlandbirds@birdlife.org.au


2019 Biolinks Symposium - Restoring health and resilience to remnant ecosystems at a time of climate change Euroa Football Club, Euroa

Friday 24th
8:30am - 5:30pm

The Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance presents a Symposium - Bolstering the Refuges

Guest speakers;

  • Jacqui Stol, CSIRO / Box Gum Grassy Woodland restoration  
  • Assoc Professor Euan Richie, Deakin University / Habitat restoration for and by digging mammals 
  • Professor Don Driscoll, Deakin University / Insects in agricultural landscapes
  • Paul Foreman, La Trobe University / Functional dynamics, stability and resilience in temperate grassy ecosystems and the role of fire in restoration
  • Shane Monk, Taungurung Land Trust / Firing grasslands: an old tool for new problems

The program will also feature a number of practical field workshops around innovative ecological restoration techniques.

Bookings required;  www.biolinksalliance.org.au


ClimateWatch in Parks program and professional learning workshop Halls Gap

Friday 24th
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Earthwatch Australia and Parks Victoria invite you to participate in the ClimateWatch in Parks program and professional learning workshop
The program connects schools and community groups to the ClimateWatch trail situated in the Northern Grampians.
Free training will be provided to assist participants in embedding citizen science, climate change and biodiversity monitoring into teaching and engagement activities.

Afternoon tea, transport to trail site and curriculum resources provided.
Budget shared accommodation can be arranged by Earthwatch for long distance travellers. Limited spaces available.

Applications: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TGSHVHX

RSVP by Mon 20 May 2019

Contact: Nadiah Roslan | Phone: 0403 935 744


Symposium - Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater 30th Anniversary celebration Lilydale Senior Citizens Centre, 7 Hardy Street Lilydale

Saturday 25th
8:30am - 4:30pm

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater are celebrating 30 years of working to secure the future of the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater - you are invited along to this symposium.

 The three key themes of the symposium are:

  • What have we learned from the past?
  • What are the challenges for the present?
  • What are the strategies for the future?

Guest speakers

  • Dr Jenny Gray, CEO of Zoos Victoria
  • Dr Sally Box, Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner 

Also a  number of panel sessions.

Free event - Bookings required https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=473460& .


Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - 'Linking pollinator behaviour and floral evolution' ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar

Monday 27th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

ARI presents guest speaker; Michael Whitehead, University of Melbourne. Michael will discuss the consequences of animal behaviour for pollination and floral evolution across several study systems, addressing questions such as: Why do so many Australian orchids use the false promise of sex to attract their pollinators? How do multi-coloured flowering meadows appear in the eyes of the South African long-tongue fly? And do birds move pollen differently to bees? 
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. Free event.
To register for live online webinar, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/126079197021828363

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


ClimateWatch in Parks program and professional learning workshop Cape Conran Coastal Park, Marlo-Conran Rd, Cape Conran

Monday 27th
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Earthwatch Australia and Parks Victoria invite you to participate in the ClimateWatch in Parks program and professional learning workshop
The program connects schools and community groups to the ClimateWatch trail situated at Cape Conran .
Free training will be provided to assist participants in embedding citizen science, climate change and biodiversity monitoring into teaching and engagement activities.

Afternoon tea, transport to trail site and curriculum resources provided.
Budget shared accommodation can be arranged by Earthwatch for long distance travellers. Limited spaces available.

Application form:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TGSHVHX

RSVP by Mon 20 May 2019

Contact: Nadiah Roslan | Phone: 0403 935 744


State-wide Biodiversity Forum 5 June (Register by 29 May) ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar

Wednesday 29th
9:00am - 9:00am

State-wide Biodiversity Forum 5th June 2019 (World Environment Day) Register by 29 May 2019.

Hear the stories behind projects that are protecting, restoring and supporting biodiversity across Victoria.

Free Event. Lunch & refreshments provided at ARI.

To attend in person, register by May 29th at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/state-widebiodiversity-
forum-registration-61411415196

Follow the forum online via Webinar at: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/924
535745885546509


ClimateWatch in Parks program and professional learning workshop. Anakie Gorge

Wednesday 29th
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Earthwatch Australia and Parks Victoria invite you to participate in the ClimateWatch in Parks program and professional learning workshop
The program connects schools and community groups to the ClimateWatch trail situated at Anakie Gorge.
Free training will be provided to assist participants in embedding citizen science, climate change and biodiversity monitoring into teaching and engagement activities.

Afternoon tea, transport to trail site and curriculum resources provided.
Budget shared accommodation can be arranged by Earthwatch for long distance travellers. Limited spaces available.

Application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TGSHVHX

RSVP by Mon 20 May 2019

Contact: Nadiah Roslan | Phone: 0403 935 744


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