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Keen to become a Nature Steward this autumn? Don't forget to get your Mpeninsula + Merri-bek & Moonee Valley + Melbourne program applications in *Pretty excited for @gardeningaustralia back this Friday!

Announcing Mornington Peninsula Intrepid Landcare's 'Nature Connection Camp'! A two-day jam-packed adventure, providing aspiring young conservationists an immersive and connective experience with nature. With activities that showcase local natural environments and the opportunity to see the positive work being done in this space, including a boat trip around Westernport, spotlighting for native animals, bush tucker with Living Culture and much more. The program seeks to inspire the next generation of environmental warriors to positive action. The event will foster:
• Connection to Country
• Connection to nature
• Connection to each other
• Inspiration to take positive action for the environment
Check-in 7.30pm 31st of March to 4pm Sunday 2nd April 20223.
Sponsored by Melbourne Water, tickets are $50. Get your expression of interest in here:

Amazing capture of 🐝 from @rewildingsuburbia Repost from @australiangeographic

The Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla chlorocyanea bee). Native to Australia, they are solitary bees that do not live in colonies.

📸 @rewildingsuburbia

#ausgeo #worldofbees #australianwildlife #discoverearth #wildlifeplanet #nativebees

Reposted from @seedingvictoria

Always on the lookout for Eucalyptus seed! You can see these Eucalypt flowers changing in age as you go along the branch, with the most recent flowers at the tip and the flowers developing into fruit further back along the branch.

#eucalyptus #eucalyptusseed #seedbank #seed #seedcollecting #seedingvictoria #aussieseed #aussienatives #nativeplants #nativeseed #australia

Repower Mornington Peninsula is holding a community event on Sunday 19 February 2023 from 3:30-5pm at the Balnarring Community Hall.  This will launch a local satellite group for postcodes 3926 and 3927, encompassing Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Merricks North, Merricks Beach and Somers.  Although focussed on these suburbs, the event is open to everyone.  
 Repower Mornington Peninsula is a local volunteer-led community decarbonisation network, focused on reducing energy-related carbon emissions through mass electrification and use of renewable energy (locally generated where possible). The model empowers postcode communities to take ownership of and action towards their local annual emissions reduction target, aiming to reach 70% reduction by 2030. Repower Mornington Peninsula provides prioritised actions that residents and businesses can take and partners with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and recommended local suppliers/installers to promote related services that aid electrification

 During and after the event, Repower Mornington Peninsula intends to work with other community members to spread the word and explore what else can be done in your community to help households, businesses and community organisations take actions to decarbonise their existence.  This includes exploring larger scale options such as community batteries, solar gardens and virtual energy networks.
To learn more about Repower Mornington Peninsula, please visit the website:


Reposted from• @countryneedspeople

On this day we’re thinking of all the First Nations people around Australia who have never given up their commitment to keep Country strong, despite all the challenges thrown in their way.
. #survivalday #alwayswasalwayswillbe

Reposted from• @wireswildliferescue

On the 30th of January, applications open for the WIRES Research Grants Program.

To safeguard the future of Australia's wildlife, WIRES is eager to support projects investigating significant knowledge gaps surrounding native fauna and their habitats.

WIRES will look to provide grants to programs involved in:

• Risk-Reduction- Research that will help reduce the likelihood of wildlife requiring rescue and rehabilitation.

• Rescue and Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation research that will improve rescue and rehabilitation methods.

• Release: Research that improves post-release outcomes for rehabilitated wildlife.

• Recovery: Research that aids the recovery of wild populations and their habitats.

If you are an organisation undertaking research of this nature, click here to learn more ▶️ Link In Bio

#WIRESWildlifeRescue #ResearchGrants

Merricks Coolart Catchment Landcare are holding an impromptu working bee in their Biolink 1 near the skate park in Balnarring to continue the weeding they did did last week.

If you would like to help them please
Comae along and bring tools for weeding.

If you have a bag for collecting weeds that would also be helpful

The plants have really grown in all the recent rain.

If you haven't visited the Biolink recently it is worth coming down.

Date: Monday 23rd January
Time: 8 - 10am
Venue: Biolink 1 near the Balnarring skate park


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These are very cool! Scan the QR code to check out Melbourne Waters post on the City of Melbourne's new floating islands on the Yarra.

We also have been experimenting with floating islands (pictured) at Devilbend but these ones on the Yarra take it to the next level.

Yes please Melbourne Water and @deeca_vic we'll have 2 big ones 🙃🙂 to help provide safe basking for our turtles and night time roosting for our waterfowl.



Imperial Jezebel butterfly (indigenous) emerging from Mistletoe.
Thanks #Merrickscoolartlandcare

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Our Daangean turtle project report from the Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI), is hot off the press and ready for download from the turtle project page on our website for everyone to have a read. Once on the project page, just scroll to the bottom, you can't miss it.

If you are new to the Citizen Science Crew, this is a good way to see the different elements of the turtle project and what we're doing, so I encourage you to have a read.

Not included in the report, are the outcomes recorded for the 2022 nesting season just passed, which are:

40 nests covered and protected from foxes.
Approximately 90 abandoned & incomplete nests
100 + Fox-raided nests

This report was paid for by the Melbourne Water livability Grant with the aim of providing a baseline for our turtle program at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve.

A big thanks to Katie Howard from the Arthur Rylah Institute, Zac Atkins from Snowline Ecology and Melbourne Water for funding. And a massive shout out and thank you to all the turtle program supporters and helpers that have given the time to help make a difference. 🐢💚

@snowline_ecology @deeca_vic @melbournewater @parksvic

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL)

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) reconnects fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area. The landcare groups and landholders then use the plans to apply for funding to engage contractors to undertake the works, and to undertake works themselves with voluntary landholder and landcare member labour.


At December 2021, over $570,000 from 11 grants had been awarded to undertake works on 69 biolink properties covering 166 ha funded works.


Designed as a 5-year project, LMPL is being undertaken in 10 different regions on the Mornington Peninsula.

In 2022 (Year 5) biolink plans are being developed for the Balcombe-Moorooduc Landcare area and the Devilbend-Hastings Landcare area

In 2021 (Year 4) biolink plans were produced for the Merricks Coolart Landcare area and the Manton & Stony Creeks Landcare area.

In 2017 (Year 3) biolink plans were produced for the Red Hill South Landcare area and Dunns Creek Landcare area.

In 2014-15 (Year 2) biolink plans were developed for Watson Creek Landcare area (northern Peninsula – Baxter, Somerville, Frankston South), and Sheepwash Creek Landcare area (Red Hill, Dromana South).

In 2015-2016 (Year 1) biolink plans were developed for Main Creek Landcare area and Southwest Mornington Peninsula Landcare area.

In 2014, a pilot biolink was developed for the Tuerong-Mooroduc area, near Devilbend Reserve.


LMPL is a project of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation League.