Calendar of Events

Events listed are usually FoBR events and all visitors are welcome and we may include other events of interest -

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2019 Activities -     

Sunday 13 October -  Waterwatch and Wildflowers

10:15 for a 10:30am start

Meet at Steiglitz Courthouse for Waterwatch at Sutherlands Creek gorge

Choose either of these activities  -

  • Activity 1. Water testing of Sutherlands Creek (temperature, dissolved oxygen etc)
  • Activity 2. Aquatic macroinvertebrate survey of lower pools in gorge using ALT methodology (see https://www.thewaterbug.net/ALT.html)

These activities are suitable for new or experienced citizen scientists and will contribute to National Waterbug Blitz 

 

12:30 -1:30pm  -    lunch and travel

1:30-3:30pm -   Meet for our wildflower walk at Orchid Track on Butchers Rd.

It’s a perfect time of year for wildflowers and we hope this afternoon session provides a great variety of species. If time allows, we will go back to some of the known locations of Velvet daisy-bush to see the plant in flower.

Bring camera and reference books so you can identify and record your discoveries. All Waterwatch equipment will be supplied

 

 

 

Reminder - are your Membership annual fees up to date?  - just $11 for single and $22 for families!

 

ANYTIME - spotters wanted!

Parks Victoria's project for pests and weeds is ongoing with mapping and monitoring so if you know of any Sallow Wattle, Gorse, African Weed Orchid, Goats, Deer, Cats in the park, please let us or the Rangers know the location and approximate number. 

Sightings can be recorded and reported in a few ways.

  • Use the Atlas of Living Australia OzAtlas app to record any species.
  • Make a note of the sighting with precise details of location (or a GPS mark) and pass it on the Lauren Cogo, who ismanaging the project (Lauren Cogo Parks Vic Project Officer; 0488 172 461; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

And of course any sightings of the target species we are aiming to protect - Brush-tailed Phascogale,  Swift Parrot, Growling Grass Frog, Diamond Firetail,  Bacchus Marsh Wattle (Acacia rostriformis), Clover Glycine (Glycine labtrobeana),  Silver Daisy Bush (Olearia pannosa subs cardiophylla)