Cactus Control Workshop at Eldorado March 26

We are fortunate to have presenters from the Tarrengower Cactus Control Group and the afternoon will consist of a brief talk about Opuntia cactus followed by a field demonstration on control techniques.  Could you please distribute the attached flyer around your group. We request RSVP’s for catering by calling 0448983109 or online at

Flora List 1 A-B HTML5

Flora of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park and surrounding regions HTML5 Scientific Name Common Name Status Photos Acacia acinacea Gold-dust Wattle # Photos Acacia aculeatissima Thin-leaf Wattle   Photos Acacia alpina Alpine Wattle             r Photos Acacia aspera subsp aspera Rough Wattle # Photos *Acacia baileyana *Cootamundra Wattle # Photos Acacia boormanii subsp. gibba Mt […]

Turquoise Parrot Project

turquoise parrot project

Dear Neville, Eileen and Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP, My name is Janice Mentiplay-Smith, and I’m the Coordinator of the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (CMN) in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.  The CMN undertakes lots of conservation projects, and recently we have embarked on a new Turquoise Parrot Project with Chris Tzaros called ‘Practical Parrot […]

Ovens and Murray Birdlife Jan to Aug 2014

Birdlife Ovens and Murray Newsletter The program of outings for Birdlife Ovens and Murray is now available here    

Flora List 7 T-Z of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP

Flora of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park and surrounding regions Scientific Name Common Name Status Photos *Tanacetum parthenium *Feverfew Photos *Taraxacum sp. *Dandelion Photos Tasmannia lanceolata Mountain Pepper Photos Tasmannia xerophila subsp. xerophila Alpine Pepper Photos Templetonia stenophylla Leafy Templetonia # Photos Tetratheca bauerifolia Heath Pink-bells # Photos Tetratheca ciliata Pink-bells Photos Thelionema caespitosum Tufted […]

Flora List 6 P-S of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP

Flora of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park and surrounding regions Scientific Name Common Name Status Photos Pachymitus cardaminoides Sand Cress Photos Pandorea pandorana Wonga-vine Photos Panicum bisulcatum Black-seed Panic Photos *Panicum capillare *Witchgrass Photos Panicum effusum Hairy Panic Photos Pappochroma bellidioides Violet Fleabane Photos Pappochroma nitidum Sticky Fleabane       VU Photos Pappochroma paludicola Bog Fleabane […]

Albury Wodonga Field Naturalists


Albury Wodonga Field Naturalists Club Info and Newsletters PRESIDENT Bernie Datson 0490 497 032 VICE PRESIDENT Peter Spencer 0260 43 3431 SECRETARY Clare Russell 0419 124 724 TREASURER Veronica Robertson 0413303940 NEWSLETTER EDITOR Gail Steed (02) 6032 9874 OTHER COMMITTEE   Neil Blair Jenny Bleakley, Philip Seely, David Coleman Gill Robinson Robert Robinson ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION $15 Payment by direct funds transfer (see […]

Program Links

Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park Program 2015 The program of events for 2015 is accessible from the monthly newsletters where the upcoming event is listed NOTE: Mornings are devoted to the planned activity and after lunch we walk in the park forpleasure looking for, and recording, whatever the seasons bring, birds, flowers, fungi insectsetc. […]

Biodiversity of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park

Flora and Fauna  Fauna Galleries of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park  Flora Galleries of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park Friends appreciate the generous assistance with identification and scientific naming of the more difficult species.Our thanks go to Neville Walsh, National Herbarium; Dr Ken Walker, Museum Victoria; Gary Backhouse, Orchids; and Peter Marriot and Mike Halsey for […]

About the Park

Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park Proclaimed in 1997 and recently expanded, the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park (21,565 hectares) is located between Beechworth and Chiltern and now includes the Mt Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls. The park protects Box-Ironbark vegetation. Rugged Mugga Ironbarks and Box trees grace the canopy of the Park. A shrub layer, many […]

Contact Us

Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park All Correspondence and Newsletter enquiries to: Neville Bartlett, 18 Barton Drive,Baranduda, Vic 3691phone 0412399239


Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP Annual Subscription $15 per year Joining Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park Inc Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP Annual Subscription $15 per year     Buy now Method 2 Print and Complete and mail this application Friends Of Chiltern Park Inc Membership Form for 2022 – 2023Name……………………………………………… […]

About Us

Our group, the Friends of Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park is more than 25 years old and  is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Park. The group consists of volunteers who undertake hands-on activities in the Park including the following Habitat restoration and enhancement – tree and shrub planting Regent Honeyeater surveys Wetland […]

Birdlist Chiltern Mt Pilot NP

Birdlist Chiltern Mt Pilot NP Common Name Scientific Name Remarks 1 Remarks 2 Remarks 3 Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis Common Breeding Resident Brown Quail Coturnix ypsilophora Rare Vagrant Breeding           Plumed Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna eytoni Rare Vagrant Breeding Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis Rare Vagrant   Musk Duck Biziura lobata Rare Nomadic Breeding […]


 Calendar 2024 Purchase 2024 FRIENDS CALENDARS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM EARLY to MID NOVEMBER Purchase details are available on the website by following this link Please contact Neville Bartlett for further information Birds and Wildflowers brochures are freely available at the Chiltern Info centre

Events Calendar 2008

A schedule of events for 2008 Friends of Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park Program 2OO8 This program may be altered to cater for changed conditions, weather or special events. Alterations will be noted in the newsletter and on the website. Departure time from the Chiltern Post Office will be 5 minutes after the meeting time. Please […]

Creatures of the Night

Creatures of the Night – Spotlighting at Chiltern   You and your family are invited to attend an evening of spotlighting on Wednesday 9th of December 2009 from 8 until 10pm. This is an opportunity to see some of the nocturnal animals that live in our catchment. This event will follow on from the successful […]

Spring into Nature 2

As part of the statewide “Spring Into Nature” open days Trust for Nature are running a tour of the Dockers Plains Pastoral Company’s Landscape Covenant on the Lower Ovens River.  The largest covenant in Victoria, the extensive area fronting the heritage Ovens River has over 60 wetlands, and extensive River Red Gum forest. This year’s […]

Rare butterfly in Chiltern

Eileen reports on the discovery of a chequered swallowtail butterfly in Chiltern Eileen observed this beautiful butterfly in her garden and it was feeding on a variety of plants including everlastings (not the local type), bottlebrush, Eremophila calorhabdos, and possibly likes other eremophilas. The pic does not show the lovely spotting on the upper wings […]

Invasive Species Council Newsletter

The latest edition of the “Feral Herald” the newsletter of the Invasive Species Council is available for download from their website here – it has a range of interesting articles and raises the spectre of governments shirking their responsibilities in the management of invasive species. Australia has the highest number of invasive species than any […]

Sun Moths

Exciting results in Sun Moth monitoring program The Department of Sustainability and Environment is monitoring one of Victoria’s few known populations of a rare sun moth species, at Shelley in the Upper Murray. A project officer with DSE’s Environment and Water Group, Catherine Nield-Fest said the DSE has been monitoring the population of the Striated Sun […]

Martin O’Brien’s Trip report – Benalla-Lurg area Victoria is available   A brief report (from a birding point of view!) of the annual Squirrel Glider and Brush-tailed Phascogale monitoring weekend just gone here in Victoria (24-25 March). Benalla is in NE Victoria and the Lurg hills area is SE of town about 15 km out. […]

Regent Honeyeater / Swift Parrot Survey

You’re invited to participate in a Regent Honeyeater (and Swift Parrot) survey in the Chiltern section of Chiltern Mt Pilot NP as part of the Annual National Regent/Swift Survey weekend on: Saturday 19th May   Aim: To get as many bino-clad people as possible into the park to search areas supporting flowering euc’s or high […]