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 […]