Reposted from @northeastcma

From our friends at @zoosvictoria
The gentle fluttering of Bogong Moth wings is music to our ears!

This unique Endangered species is vital to our natural ecosystem, including as a pollinator of native plants and as a food source for the Critically Endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum. Unfortunately, Bogong Moth numbers have declined in recent years due to threats including extreme weather, habitat destruction, light pollution, insecticides and introduced predators. That’s why Zoos Victoria tracks their numbers as they migrate across the country.

A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted a moth sighting on our Moth Tracker platform! We were thrilled to receive 577 moth sightings during the recent migration to the alpine regions of Victoria and New South Wales, with 286 sightings verified as Bogong Moths - including this stunning swarm captured on video by Phillip at Mount Buffalo. It’s Moth Tracker’s best season yet!

After resting in the cool alpine caves over summer, it’s time for the Bogong Moths to make their way back to warmer climates, including Western Victoria, Central NSW and Southern Queensland. Now that they’re on the move, Bogong Moths could be stopping to feed on flower nectar in your garden along the way! It’s important that they keep their energy up on their way back to their breeding grounds this autumn, so keep an eye out and log any suspected Bogongs Moth sightings on Moth Tracker: zoo.org.au/possums.
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Reposted from wireswildliferescue

This is what makes it all worthwhile 😍

After being cared for by a local vet, WIRES Tasmania ERT were entrusted to release this Southern Brown Bandicoot back into the wild.

WIRES work with veterinary hospitals and carers around Australia to ensure every injured, orphaned or sick animal has the best chance of survival.

Learn more about WIRES Emergency Response Team ▶️ Link In Bio

#WIRESWildlifeRescue #Bandicoot #Release #Wholesome #AustralianAnimals
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Reposted from• @wireswildliferescue

This is what makes it all worthwhile 😍

After being cared for by a local vet, WIRES Tasmania ERT were entrusted to release this Southern Brown Bandicoot back into the wild.

WIRES work with veterinary hospitals and carers around Australia to ensure every injured, orphaned or sick animal has the best chance of survival.

Learn more about WIRES Emergency Response Team ▶️ Link In Bio

#WIRESWildlifeRescue #Bandicoot #Release #Wholesome #AustralianAnimals
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Repost from @nationallandcarenetwork

Today is WORLD WATER DAY and the theme is ACCELERATING CHANGE!

A shout out to all the land and water carers out there doing your bit!

Acting locally we might sometimes feel small but together with every positive action we make a global difference!

Find out more about World Water Day 👉 www.worldwaterday.org

#nationallandcarenetwork #communitylandcare #landcare #fromthegroundup #worldwaterday #bethechange #whocarewecarelandcare

Landcare NSW Landcare Tasmania Landcare NT Landcare Association of SA Landcare Victoria Queensland Water and Land Carers Landcare ACT WA Landcare Network I
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Super opportunity for the younger set. Get your plant id skills up with an experienced local expert instructor. ...

RePosted from• @mp_koalas

This crazy cockatoo was not happy about his furry visitor in Flinders. Both need old trees for their survival and did you know that trees can take 100 years to form tree hollows large enough for a cockatoo to nest in? Planting new trees is vital but protecting old trees is just as important! 🐨🌳💚
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Reposted from @the.citizen.science.crew

Habitat improvement works at one of the turtle nesting sites was our focus for this morning, the four of us got stuck in and cleaned out a lot of coastal wattle and a number if other invasive species that are encroaching on some of the turtle nesting sites around the shoreline.

And a special shout out to Kayla who joined us for the first time this morning. 🐢

If you want to receive notification of all our events join The Citizen Science Crew via https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/ or check our website www.citizensciencecrew.org for upcoming activities.

@parksvic @melbournewater @bayview_property @ourpeninsula
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RePosted from @the.citizen.science.crew Over the last couple of weeks, a few of us have been visiting the reserve to do a little bit of prep work and maintenance.

Big thanks to Adam Magennis for the technical guidance - Adam is a Bunurong artist and Adam especially came along to help clean and prep this beautiful mural by @maxigig_art pictured 💚 once the cleaning work was done a protective sealer was then applied.

Matt and myself were also in the park earlier in the week to install a water gauge as part of the Southern toadlets monitoring program. We're only a few weeks out from the Southern toadlets calling season, where we've got a few fun activities planned.

If you want to receive notification of all our events join The Citizen Science Crew via https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/ or our website www.citizensciencecrew.org for upcoming activities.

Like to know more about Adam's and the amazing work he does, he can be contacted via his Facebook or Instagram page @kaptify_art
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Reposted from @the.citizen.science.crew

This week's turtle nest protection and monitoring dates.

Fingers crossed we can get a lot more covered this week, the old foxyloxy has gotten a bit of a lead 🦊

Everyone welcome 🐢

@parksvic @melbournewater @ourpeninsula
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Not strictly a Landcare post but this new structure at the Red Hill end of the Red Hill Rail Trail is worth a gong and will encourage visitors and locals to appreciate the natural beauty of the bush at the site.
Here is Mornpen Landcare Network’s indefatigable President, David Maddocks outside the brand new historic Red Hill Station shelter. David has been working with Mornpen Shire for at least 2 years to get this built. He designed it, based on his meticulous research into the history of the old railway line. Then he helped raise funds for it and progressed it forward with the council.
And now its a fantastic community resource that is not only educational but practical for parents with their kids use the adjacent bike track, and for walkers along the lovely Red Hill Trail.
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Reposted from• @landcarevic

The State Government's Port Phillip Bay Fund is now taking applications.

The Fund is a grants program that supports Traditional Owner groups, community groups and organisations to protect and enhance the Bay’s natural environment.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for innovative, large-scale projects over two years, and grants of up to $25,000 are available for smaller projects over one year.

For all of the information, including application guidelines, visit link in bio.
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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 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.