Calendar of events


Great Knot

Great Knot  - Endangered in Victoria 
Listed under Victoria's FFG Act 1988

During October the Great Knot begins arriving in Australia after its Northern Hemisphere migration from Siberia, Russia. In Victoria, the Great Knot can be found on intertidal mudflats at Queenscliff and Mud Island, Port Phillip Bay, areas of the Bellarine Peninsula, Mallacoota, Gippsland Lakes, Corner Inlet, Westernport Bay and Port Fairy.

 

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

 

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Events in October 2019

ClimateWatch guided walks - Kennington Reservoir Kennington Reservoir , 55 Reservoir Road, Strathdale, 3550

Wednesday 2nd
2:00pm - 4:00pm

ClimateWatch community trail walks are a great way to get outdoors and do something about climate change! With a group of like-minded folks you will learn about and monitor the seasonal changes affecting Australia’s plants and animals and make some new friends along the way.

Delivered in VIC parks in partnership with Parks Victoria, Earthwatch Australia’s ClimateWatch program aims to understand the effects of climate change on our planet’s natural processes. ClimateWatch relies on the input of everyday Australian’s just like you, and there’s an app for that!

You can sign up for walks departing at 2:00pm and 4:00pm sharp.

Free event, booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/climatewatch-guided-walk-kennington-reservoir-tickets-70232594581

Contact: ClimateWatch


ClimateWatch guided walk - Reedy Swamp Reedy Swamp Road, Outdoor Classroom, Shepparton, 3630

Friday 4th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

ClimateWatch community trail walks are a great way to get outdoors and do something about climate change! With a group of like-minded folks you will learn about and monitor the seasonal changes affecting Australia’s plants and animals and make some new friends along the way.

Delivered in VIC parks in partnership with Parks Victoria, Earthwatch Australia’s ClimateWatch program aims to understand the effects of climate change on our planet’s natural processes. ClimateWatch relies on the input of everyday Australian’s just like you, and there’s an app for that!

You can sign up for walks departing at 2:00pm and 4:00pm sharp.

Free event, booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/climatewatch-guided-walk-reedy-swamp-tickets-70232865391

Contact: ClimateWatch


Arthur Rylah Institute Seminars - How hardy are Hardyheads? and What’s driving reptile survival in grasslands? Salinity and environmental water and ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar

Monday 7th
1:00pm - 2:00pm

ARI presents two guest speakers;

  • Daniel Stoessel: How hardy are Hardyheads? Salinity and environmental water

  • Dr Michael Scroggie: What’s driving reptile survival in grasslands?

If you can make it to ARI (123 Brown St, Heidelberg), please come along to hear about this insightful 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 get to ARI in person, register for live online webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3710489306489558795

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


ClimateWatch guided walk - Ocean Grove Nature Reserve Ocean Grove Nature Reserve

Wednesday 9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

ClimateWatch community trail walks are a great way to get outdoors and do something about climate change! With a group of like-minded folks you will learn about and monitor the seasonal changes affecting Australia’s plants and animals and make some new friends along the way.

Delivered in VIC parks in partnership with Parks Victoria, Earthwatch Australia’s ClimateWatch program aims to understand the effects of climate change on our planet’s natural processes. ClimateWatch relies on the input of everyday Australian’s just like you, and there’s an app for that!

You can sign up for walks departing at 2:00pm and 4:00pm sharp.

Free event, booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/climatewatch-guided-walk-ocean-grove-nature-reserve-tickets-70232915541

Contact: ClimateWatch


10th Anniversary Seminar and Field Walk Penshurst Hall

Saturday 12th
9:30am - 2:30pm

Friends of Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve present the 10th Anniversary Seminar and Field Walk. Speakers: 

  • Dr Rod Bird: Overview of District Wetlands
     
  • Ben Church, Aboriginal Water Officer, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation: Wetland Restoration of Indigenous Protected Areas
     
  • Key Note Speaker Dr Birgita Hansen, Federation University: Latham’s Snipe Project

Field walk at Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve (weather permitting) led by Dr Lachlan Farrington, Nature Glenelg Trust: Wetland restoration and the importance of refuges. Morning tea on arrival and Lunch provided. Dress for weather conditions and nature walk.

RSVP essential by October 4

 

Contact: brennos3@bigpond.com | Phone: 0488 924 944


ClimateWatch guided walk - Mount Buffalo Dingo Dell Cafe and Toilets, Mount Buffalo, 3740

Wednesday 16th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

ClimateWatch community trail walks are a great way to get outdoors and do something about climate change! With a group of like-minded folks you will learn about and monitor the seasonal changes affecting Australia’s plants and animals and make some new friends along the way.

Delivered in VIC parks in partnership with Parks Victoria, Earthwatch Australia’s ClimateWatch program aims to understand the effects of climate change on our planet’s natural processes. ClimateWatch relies on the input of everyday Australian’s just like you, and there’s an app for that!

You can sign up for walks departing at 2:00pm and 4:00pm sharp.

Free event, booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/climatewatch-guided-walk-mount-buffalo-tickets-70232987757

Contact: ClimateWatch


2nd Victorian Botany Workshop Grampians region (Halls Gap)

Friday 18th
9:00am - 9:00pm

The 2nd Victorian Botany Workshop will run this October in the Grampians region. This workshop is suited to early career botanists/ecologists, student botanists/ecologists or others who wish to further their skills in field botany and plant identification. The workshop offers an opportunity to work closely with a group of industry senior botanists who have extensive experience with the survey and identification of Victoria’s vascular and non-vascular flora. See event web link for full details and registration info.

Contact: Dr Matt Dell


ClimateWatch guided walk - Ocean Grove Nature Reserve Ocean Grove Nature Reserve

Friday 18th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

ClimateWatch community trail walks are a great way to get outdoors and do something about climate change! With a group of like-minded folks you will learn about and monitor the seasonal changes affecting Australia’s plants and animals and make some new friends along the way.

Delivered in VIC parks in partnership with Parks Victoria, Earthwatch Australia’s ClimateWatch program aims to understand the effects of climate change on our planet’s natural processes. ClimateWatch relies on the input of everyday Australian’s just like you, and there’s an app for that!

You can sign up for walks departing at 2:00pm and 4:00pm sharp.

Free event, booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/climatewatch-guided-walk-ocean-grove-nature-reserve-tickets-72882681061

Contact: ClimateWatch


SWIFFT seminar - Community conservation in action Various locations across regional Victoria and Melbourne

Thursday 24th
9:45am - 12:15pm

The SWIFFT seminar is a free event which will explore examples of community involvement in threatened species recovery across private and public land.

Speakers

Amy Mulchay - Office of the Threatened species Commissioner

Brad Moggridge, Threatened Species Hub - Indigenous communities and threatened species conservation 

Darcie Carruthers,  Zoos Victoria - Bogong Moth Tracker & the Mountain Pygmy Possum

Jess Gardner,Greening Australia/ Lindsay Smith- Snape Reserve Committee of Management - Red -Tailed Black Cockatoo

Jeroen van Veen,  Bush Heritage - Nardoo Hills Reserves

  • Attend in person at one of the 19 locations across Victoria.  Register to attend at an office.
  • Join in on-line Via Zoom video conferencing.  Register online via Zoom.
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    Bush Chat ‘landscape scale partnerships’ Eastern Hub, Geelong, 285A McKillop Street

    Wednesday 30th
    1:30pm - 3:45pm

    Bush Heritage Australia invites you to a 'Bush Chat' - a casual gathering with semi-formal presentations, followed by Q&A and mingling. The presentations are interactive and conversational and encourage audience members to raise points or ask questions.

    Bring a family member or friend and join us for a relaxed conversation about how Bush Heritage’s partnerships with Traditional Owners, private landowners and other conservation organisations are reconnecting Victorian landscapes and returning the bush to good health.

    RSVP by 23 October https://secure.bushheritage.org.au/events/bush-chat-bellarine

    Contact: events@bushheritage.org.au | Phone: (03) 8610 9100


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