Reposted from @bergmtmartha

Are you a nature noticer? Or a feather finder? A rock pool rambler or a sea snorkeler? 🦜🤿🐟
Curious about caterpillars or bemused by beetles? Perhaps you’re a budding botanist or expert bird nerder? 🐞🍃🌻

Once again @ourpeninsula are celebrating Biodiversity Month this September by partnering with neighbouring councils to take part in this year’s Biodiversity Blitz! 🤝

📅 1 – 30 September 2022.

Download the iNaturalist app and sign up to create your profile, then head outdoors to snap photos of local nature finds and upload them to the app. 🙌

If you're new to iNaturalist, you can join an online webinar hosted by Yarra Ranges Council and ecologist Luis Mata via Zoom on Wednesday 31 August 2022, at 7pm, visit: https://bit.ly/3AzepM5

There will be four Wildflower Walks to participate in too! Keep an eye out on Facebook for event times. 👀

For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3cq2I10

#OurPeninsula #MornPenShire #MornPenTogether #BiodiversityBlitz #iNaturalist #bergmtmartha
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#mplandcare
#mornpenlandcare
#landcarevictoria
#landcareaustralia
#biolinks
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MERRICKS COOLART CATCHMENT LANDCARE

This Saturday 24th September, 9-11am BioLink 1 near Balnarring Skate Park.
Planting out remaining grasses and shrubs and some weeding.
All welcome.
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It was cold and was very very wet but that wasn't enough to deter these absolute amazing volunteers! The conditions might not have been great for us, but it was perfect weather for planting Murnong or Yam Daisy as some people would know it by.

Thank you everyone! 💚
🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

Our Beautiful Murnong plants were provided by @willumwarrain bush nursery

@parksvic
#volunteering #makingadifference
#citizenscience
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Reposted from• @mp_koalas

Come and plant with us at the beautiful @mornington_green in Somerville! We have 1500 plants to plant and will need all the help we can get! This is one not to miss as we are counting down our last few big planting days this season! Please register online at www.mpkoalas.org.au 🐨🌳💚
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Reposted from @the.crew.at.daangean

Have you wondered who painted the beautiful artwork in the main picnic ground at Devilbend, well now's your chance.

Adam's a true local artist, that has an amazing depth of knowledge that he loves to share with others.

Adam will be sharing his passion for art and culture next Thursday the 22nd at Baluk arts, is Mt Eliza.

Flyer attached.

Live, look, local

@balukarts @kaptify_art
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Reposted from @briarsmtmartha

Look at that cute little face! She is one of many little faces that you will see if you join us for a Briars After-Dark Wildlife Walk and Wildlife Talk.
Join Wildlife Sidekicks as they introduce you to some of our amazing local native wildlife species, letting you get up close and personal with some of the animals. Then we'll head out for an After-Dark Wildlife Walk to see what we can find in the Briars Sanctuary!
Dates: Wednesday 21, Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 September 6.30 to 8.30pm. Cost $32 adult, $25.90 concession/child
Bookings essential via Eventbrite (link in bio), search for Briars After-Dark Wildlife Walk
#OurPeninsula #MornPenShire #MornPenTogether #TheBriars #schoolholidayprogram #schoolholidayfun #schoolholidays2022 #mountmartha #thebriarsmountmartha #schoolholidayactivities
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Reposted from @royalbotanicgardensvic It's only one more week until Victoria Nature Festival! With more than 50 events and experiences across Victoria, the festival has got something for all ages, abilities and interests.

Join Southern Brown Bandicoot Outreach Officer Eilish Roberts on a walk through the Australian Garden as she shares the unique traits of this marvellous marsupial and why it's important to our environment.

What is a Southern Brown Bandicoot? Where do they live? Why do they need protecting? Eilish will walk you through everything that makes these lovable animals so interesting.

Spot bandicoot diggings, tracks and scats and find out about the small things you can do around your garden to help protect this native species.

Reserve your spots in the free sessions now by visiting the link in our bio.

Photo by @sharonstart

#vicnaturefestival

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria as part of Victorian Nature Festival.
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Reposted from @gippslandintrepid

Another event already…
Join us to camp on the beach, plant trees, connect with other young Landcarers, learn new skills, and go stand-up paddle boarding…

About this event;
November 18 -20, 2022

🏕CAMPING \\ Along Walkerville North Beach

🥾ADVENTURE \\ Stand-up paddle boarding

🌱PROTECT \\ Tree planting to help protect the local environment

🗣CONNECT \\ with nature and other like-minded people

📚LISTEN + LEARN \\ Legendary guest speakers including Beau Miles and Digital Storytellers.

👥ALL WELCOME \\ Cost is $20 and includes all food, camping, SUP and speakers

We’ll be connecting with the outdoors as part of this event and will be camping. You’ll bring your own camping gear, however there is a cabin available for people who would prefer to stay indoors 😉

This event is being run thanks to support from @delwp_vic Community Volunteering Action Grants, @melbournewater and @wgcma West Gippsland CMA.

RSVP by clicking the link in our bio☝🏼

#dostuffthatmatters #naturehit #landcare #landcarevictoria #intrepidlandcare #gippsland #welovegippsland #bunurongcountry #gunaikurnaicountry #sup #standuppaddleboarding #plant
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Repost from @biolinksalliance

On this National Threatened Species Day, we pay tribute to a couple of fantastic amphibians found in central Vic -The Bibron's toadlet and the Growling grass frog.

Image 1. The Growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis) is a threatened species in Victoria and listed as Endangered by the IUCN. Growling grass frogs need permanent or seasonal water by bodies for breeding, and habitat features such as fallen timber and native vegetation for shelter. They are green-brown back, with brown-bronze patches, and sometimes a pale stripe down the middle

Image 2. The Bibron’s toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii) is listed as a threatened species in Victoria. It has declined throughout much of its range but is present throughout central Victoria, occurring in a range of water bodies including temporary or seasonal waterholes in agricultural landscapes. They are dark grey, blue-grey or brown back, often with small black spots and a red-orange stripe down the lower half. They tend to walk rather than hop, and lay eggs in a shallow nest on land that will flood following rain, after which the tadpoles hatch out.

September is the perfect time to use the Australian Museum Frog Id App. The app is available and simple to download on any smartphone.
Just search for FrogID in your appstore.
The app allows you to record frog audio, add your location, try to identify the frog call yourself from a list of possibilities and then send the recording to Australia Museum. They respond with id and information.

We encourage you to make the most of the season and head down to your spring, soak, stream, section of river etc and record frog audio, to contribute to mapping species and museum records.

🖌: Polly Sermersheim

#nationalthreatenedspeciesday #FrogID
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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 2022, 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.