Calendar of events

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Australian Grayling - Vulnerable

  (Victorian FFG Threatened List 2021)

Image courtesy: GHCMA

May is the peak month for Australian Grayling spawning, this occurs when flows increase and water temperature drops. Larvae are washed downstream into estuaries.

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

May 2022

Events in May 2022

Friends of Grasslands grants Online

Thursday 5th
9:00am - 9:00am

Friends of Grasslands (FoG) is again offering a small number of grants of up to $1500 each in 2022 to support projects that promote investment in the understanding, conservation and management of native grassy ecosystems. Any individual or organisation can apply.

Information for applicants and the 2022 Application Form are available from FoG's Grants webpage at

Closing date for applications is Friday 13 May 2022. Applicants are generally notified of the outcomes of their applications within six to eight weeks of the closing date.

For further information, registration of interest, or discussion of potential proposals please contact FoG at

Contact: Andrew Zelnik,

2022 National Beach-nesting Birds Conference Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Friday 13th
12:00am - 12:00am

The Beach-nesting Birds Team at Birdlife Australia present the National Beach-nesting Birds Conference. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear about new research which may not yet have been published, to meet other beach-nesting bird volunteers, land managers or researchers from across Australia, and to enjoy training opportunities and field excursions in new and exciting locations.


  • Filling out a short survey with your details, workshop and field trip preferences, and dietary needs:
  • Purchasing tickets and an optional Sunday packed lunch:
  • For those who cannot make it to South Australia there will be an online component available (details provided soon).

    Conference Flyer pdf


    Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - Genetic Rescue Online free event

    Monday 16th
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    ARI presents two guest speakers focusing on the role of genetics in species recovery.

    • Genetic management of wildlife in a changing world - Dr Sasha Pavlova (Monash University)
    • Incorporating genetic management into threatened species recovery: A case study of Macquarie perch in the Ovens River - Dr Zeb Tonkin (ARI) 

    Register at Eventbrite 

    Contact: Andrew Geschke | Science Collaboration and Impact Officer- , Arthur Rylah Institute

    SWIFFT seminar - Small mammal conservation Online free event

    Thursday 26th
    9:45am - 12:15pm

    Join us for this free on-line SWIFFT event. This will be an opportunity to learn about some of Victoria's small mammals including recent research findings. 


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