Reposted from @wireswildliferescue

In late April, a Grey-headed Flying-fox was rescued from a school playground in Newcastle, NSW. He was uninjured but had worn teeth and was slightly underweight. The rescuer noted that he was banded, made enquiries and discovered he was first rescued by WIRES as an orphaned pup - back in 2003! πŸ¦‡

Thanks to long-time WIRES volunteer Judy and her meticulous record-keeping the story unfolded. In November 2003, this tiny three-week-old Grey-headed flying-fox was rescued in Bellingen by WIRES Mid North Coast. He was nicknamed Belgarion and buddied with two other orphans, Polgara and Beltira. The trio thrived and when old enough, transferred to the WIRES Bellingen creche to learn survival skills and prepare for their life in the wild. They were released from the creche in March 2004, with other hand-raised orphaned pups.

The news of his rescue almost 19 years later has thrilled flying-fox and microbat volunteers everywhere, especially WIRES carer Stephen who fondly remembers Belgarion as one of the first pups he raised back in 2003. Belgarion is currently in care while he puts on weight and will then be released back into the wild.

It is a credit to our dedicated volunteers that orphans like Belgarion live such long and valuable lives pollinating our native flora. In the words of WIRES volunteer Denise - β€œIt is stories like these that make all the rescues and rehabilitation we do so very rewarding.” 🌼❀️

#WIRESWildlifeRescue #WildlifeRescue #AnimalRescue #WildlifeProtection #SaveWildlife
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Reposted from β€’ @landcare main creek πŸ–€πŸ’›β€οΈ NADIOC Week Biolink Planting Day

Join us this Naidoc Week and plant indigenous trees and shrubs. As part of a project to create a bio link between Greens Bush and Arthurs Seat.

Date: Sunday 3rd July
Start time: 9.45 am
Address: 328 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge
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Reposted from @bergmtmartha

A big shout out to the Farmer family who responded to a post on Facebook about a Rooster on the loose in the reserves.

They managed to track it down, and relocate it to a new safe home.

If you are missing a Rooster please get in touch.

#bergmtmartha #roosterrescue #balcombeestuary
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Loving the work of the Crew At Daangean. Blessed by πŸ¦…

Reposted from @the.crew.at.daangean

A Bunjjl blessing for our hard work.

This morning the year 6 students from Moorooduc and Tyabb Railway Primary School did an absolutely amazing job, they planted a whole bunch of Swamp gums to provide future food for our koalas and canopy habitat for our birds.

The location for the trees planted was also aimed to complement existing, very old and isolated Swamp gums. A new generation, no one likes to be on their own. 🌳

Once we finished all our hard work, we were even given the stamp of approval by 2 Bunjil's (Wedge-tailed Eagles) who flew over and circled the freshly planted area a number of times before disappearing into the distance.Β Amazing!

Our beautiful plants are supplied by.
@willumwarrain Bush Nursery and @conservation_collective

And thanks to @bayview_property for all your support.
#livelooklocal

@mp_koalas @parksvic
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Repost from @ourpeninsula

Did you know the Shire has a mobile recycling trailer for residents to drop off unwanted clothing and small electrical items? πŸ€”πŸ‘—πŸ‘’πŸ‘•πŸ“»πŸŽ§

Last year, our trailer collected 11,000 items (close to 8,000 kgs in total)!!

🌍 This saved 238 million litres of water and 157,779 kgs of greenhouse gases. πŸ™Œ

🌍 70% of these items were rehomed in communities that needed them most. 🀝

🌍 The remaining items were either recycled into wiper rags or converted into biofuel.

🌍 Only a tiny 6% of the items could not be reused or recycled.

Schools, groups and sports clubs are encouraged to book the trailer to come to you. It’s a great way to encourage your community to do the right thing for the environment. 🌊🌲🌞

Be part of the change you want to see and inspire your community to declutter their homes!

For more information or to book the recycling trailer, click the link in our bio, 'Mobile Recycling Trailer'.
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#mplandcare
#mornpenlandcare
#landcarevictoria
#landcareaustralia
#biolinks
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Reposted fromβ€’ @mp_koalas Against all odds we were able to plant 900 trees and shrubs this morning at the beautiful @newlyn.farm.avocados in Merricks. Just over 50 amazing volunteers braved the cold and planted a fantastic shelter belt in under 2 hrs. We finished just before the rain really set in. We’ll be back to plant a few thousand more in July. Thanks to everyone who helped today! Special thanks to @wetlandandwildlifecreations and the Red Hill Scouts for helping us!πŸ™‚πŸ¨πŸŒ³

@parksvic
@bendigocb_balnarringdistrict
@15.trees
@onetreeplanted
@ifawaustralia
@landcarevic
@ourpeninsula
@conservation_collective
@australianwildlifesociety
@warranbrooke
@tapwines
@balnarringraces
@melbournewater
@wildadventuresmelbourne
@firehouse51brewing
@peninsulabushworks
#koalahabitatrestoration #koalaconservation
#saveourkoalas
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Sat 11 June 2022, 9am-12pm

328 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge.

Register at the eventbrite link shown.

Come and plant indigenous trees and shrubs in Main Ridge for the Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink and help support our native wildlife.

BYO snacks, drinking water and protective clothing, sturdy footwear and gardening gloves. Plants and tools supplied.

No experience necessary.
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Reposted from @the.crew.at.daangean

If you have some time this coming Saturday and are looking to give back to the environment. Why not come along and help us remove some invasive weeds impacting the turtle nesting site. Helping to Increase and maintain the plant diversity along this beautiful shoreline.

Meeting @ Park entry gate on Derril Road (100m sth of number 277 Derril Road)
Tuerong Vic 3915

Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy boots or shoes and gloves to wear, a snack to eat if you like and water to drink.

#MakingADifference #turtles
@parksvic @melbournewater
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Reposted from @mp_koalas

The Peninsula is buzzing with opportunities to get your hands dirty and tree planting season is in full swing. If you want to get involved our friends at @landcaremaincreek also offer a great calendar of planting days and are always happy to welcome new volunteers! Get involved, it’s a lot of fun πŸ¨πŸŒ³πŸ’š
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Reposted from @mp_koalas

Fantastic morning planting 2,000 trees and shrubs with an awesome group of people on an amazing property in Balnarring. This time we didn’t need tree guards so we finished around 1.30pm, just before the rain. Thank you to everyone who helped this morning, it was a massive effort. If you have want to come planting with us please register at www.mpkoalas.org.au πŸŒ³πŸ¨πŸ’š

@parksvic
@bendigocb_balnarringdistrict
@15.trees
@onetreeplanted
@ifawaustralia
@landcarevic
@ourpeninsula
@conservation_collective
@australianwildlifesociety
@warranbrooke
@tapwines
@balnarringraces
@melbournewater
@wildadventuresmelbourne
@peninsulabushworks
#koalahabitatrestoration #koalaconservation
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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.