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Clean-up Australia Day – March 2022

Clean-up Australia Day – March 2022

( Brian Burrows again coordinated the clean-up for MEA ) Clean Up Australia Day Mills Beach Foreshore Reserve 2022 About thirty volunteers turned up for our Clean Up Day at Mills, with some regulars going to the other site at Hunters Crossing on Tanti Creek.…

Appleberry Creeper

Appleberry Creeper

                    This cute little climber is called Apple Berry, or if you want to sound knowledgeable, call it Billardiera scandens with a capital B for Billardiera and small s for scandens.  It has cute little green…

Blue Pincushion

Blue Pincushion

                Blue Pincushion   Brunonia australis The Blue Pincushion is an attractive flowering herb which is widespread throughout Australia except on the tropical north coast. It grows in open forest and heathland and will tolerate many soils and aspects.…

Climate Emergency News Autumn 2022

Climate Emergency News Autumn 2022 Link

Landcare April 2022 Newsletter

Landcare April 2022 Newsletter Link

Kerbside Recycling

Kerbside Recycling

Mornington Shire Waste Management Team are now spot checking recycling bins for contamination and awarding gold stars or oops signs accordingly.  Between 10% and 20% of recycling bins are still contaminated. Plastic bags and styrofoam DO NOT go in recycling bin.  They are contaminants. Plastic…

Shire Hall Beach Petition

One of the beautiful beaches in Mornington, Shire Hall Beach, is rapidly eroding.  This is not from natural causes.  The erosion is caused by the wavescreen on Mornington Pier, which was built to help protect the boats moored in Mornington Harbour during storms. We want…

Introduced Bird Pest

Introduced Bird Pest

The Indian Myna (left in photo) actively compete and displace native Australian bird species e.g. Native, noisy Minor (right in photo).   They may appear similar as both species have similar yellow similar patches behind their eyes.  They can be differentiated because the pest, Indian…

Netting : A Death Trap

Netting : A Death Trap

Laws to protect wildlife from getting caught up in backyard fruit tree netting came into effect on September 1. They require the mesh size to be 5mm by 5mm or less at full stretch. A penalty of $3303 applies for using netting that does not…