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November 2022 Landcare

November 2022 Landcare Link

Anger at Path Closure

Anger at Path Closure

  The popular Beleura Cliff Path walking track has been closed by the Mornington Shire due to safety concerns following a recent landslide onto the path.  Coordinator of Friends of Beleura Cliff Path, Peter Nicholson, says the landslip is due to years of ineffective attempts…

Ground Dwelling Birds of French Island

Ground Dwelling Birds of French Island

Ground Dwelling Birds of French Island. Dr. Liz Znidersic, July 14th 2022 at Coolart Auditorium. Presented by Friends of Coolart Homestead in conjunction with Parks Victoria.                 Lewin’s Rail Monitoring programmes are undertaken within the 60,000 hectares of…

Bryozoan Reefs of Westernport

Bryozoan Reefs of Westernport

Bryozozan reefs of Westernport Bryozoan Reefs of Westernport Bay. Travis Dutka , lecturer Latrobe University  May 5 2022  at Coolart Auditorium Introduced by Amy from Mornington Peninsula Landcare.  These reefs were thought to be coral until 2016 when it was discovered that they were an…

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…