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Get involved in the fight against habitat loss. Come to one or more of our current and upcoming events and be part of the solution.

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Early winter* Bird survey.

For: experienced and novice birders.  Celebrate with us. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Helmeted Honeyeater and the Leadbeater’s Possum being made State Emblems of Victoria (10/03/1971).

Date: Monday 26/04/21  *** places FULL ***
Led by: Ron, Rachel and Sue
Arrive: 8.30am, for an 8.45am start
Finish: by 12 noon, or stay on for BYO everything lunch/tea/coffee/chair
Maximum number: 12 people

Our gently paced walk will be approx. 5 km on a gravel track with some small inclines, passing a number of different vegetation types.

This is our first time surveying this area with a group, but we plan to come back in different seasons. We’ll be heading to an area of the Reserve that is rarely walked, to see what birds are about in this season. Bird identifying skills are not needed to participate. Watching and listening helps a lot. This morning is all about learning from each other, with a focus on enjoying time out in Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve with others.

We’ll be doing a standardised bird survey, a 5km search. We’ll show you how, as we go. At the half-way point, we’ll also take a minute or two silence, and do a frog survey.

Only if you choose… other species that catch our eye – flowering plants, butterflies, insects – will be added to our iNaturalist project ‘Yellingbo and surrounds‘. If you know how to use your own phone, you can easily help with this. Download the app on App Store or Google Play before you come, register, and Sue will show you how on the day.

NOTE. There are toilets at the start/end point of our walk, but please BYO everything you need for a bush experience. Think COVID Safe and rubbish free.

Registration essential.

For further details and to register, click HERE (you will be redirected to our registration page on Eventbrite). Registrations close 24 hours prior to this event.

*1 of 6 seasons in the Middle Yarra Timelines Calendar of the local aboriginal peoples, the Wurundjeri

Early winter* Flora, Fungi & Frog survey.

For: do you pause to look and listen when walking in the bush? Whether you’re an experienced or novice nature enthusiast, this event is for you. Let’s spend some time in the Reserve together, in a season where there’s an explosion of fungi varieties and colour, reminding us of the vital role they play in the ecosystem as recyclers and beneficial relationships with other species eg orchids and humans! To those who think they know almost nothing and can’t help, we know you can. Sue would love to show you how.

Date: Tuesday 11/05/21

“My life is so fast paced, I really need more of this. Slowing down and really noticing what’s in the bush is so good for me.”  – Kellie.

Led by: Eliza and Sue
Arrive: 8.30am for an 8.45am start
Finish: 12 noon, or stay on for BYO everything lunch/tea/coffee
Maximum number: 12 people

Explore | Learn | Share: Our mission? With no experience or knowledge needed, and a few minutes to learn, we’ll use our own phone/camera/iPad and the iNaturalist app to record what grabs our attention, automatically adding these observations to our iNaturalist Project: ‘Yellingbo and surrounds‘. Magic!! The only rule? It is, or was, living – plants, animals, fungi, mosses etc. Why? Being out in the natural world is pure joy, but more than that, we’re getting the assistance of a world full of scientists and naturalists to help us identify and visually record what’s calling Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve home.

Download the iNaturalist app on App Store or Google Play before you come, register, and we’ll show you how to use it on the day.

This is an easy paced walk of up to 5 km (depending on what we see on the day). We’ll be on rough bush tracks with some inclines and rocky sections.

Registration essential.

For further details and to register, click HERE (you will be redirected to our registration page on Eventbrite). Registrations close 24 hours prior to this event.

*1 of 6 seasons in the Middle Yarra Timelines Calendar of the local aboriginal peoples, the Wurundjeri

Early winter* Bird survey.

For: experienced and novice birders.  Celebrate with us. It’s National Volunteer Week. Lets spend some time in the Reserve together, seeing what we can see 🙂

Date: Monday 19/05/21
Led by: Ron, Rachel and Sue
Arrive: 8.30am, for an 8.45am start
Finish: by 12 noon, or stay on for BYO everything lunch/tea/coffee/chair
Maximum number: 12 people

Our gently paced walk will be approx. 5 km on a gravel track with some small inclines, passing a number of different vegetation types.

A start timed to catch the bird’s morning foraging. We’ll be heading to an area of the Reserve that is rarely walked, to see what birds are about in this season. It’s National Volunteer Week, so with that in mind, we’ll stop mid-way at a great spot on the creek and celebrate with cake – Sue’s shout (as long as COVID restrictions allow sharing). Bird identifying skills are not needed to participate. Watching and listening helps a lot. This morning is all about learning from each other, with a focus on enjoying time out in Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve with others.

We’ll be using two standardised survey techniques for our bird survey, a 5 km search and a 3.2 ha, 20-minute search. These types of survey are recognised as providing valuable data that can be used to estimate population trends of species. If you haven’t done bird surveys like this before, we will show you how.

Only if you choose… other species that catch our eye – flowering plants, butterflies, insects – will be added to our iNaturalist project ‘Yellingbo and surrounds‘. If you know how to use your own phone, you can easily help with this. Download the app on App Store or Google Play before you come, register, and Sue will show you how on the day.

NOTE. There are no facilities at this site, so please BYO everything you need for a bush experience. Think COVID Safe and rubbish free.

Registration essential.

For further details and to register, click HERE (you will be redirected to our registration page on Eventbrite). Registrations close 24 hours prior to this event.

*1 of 6 seasons in the Middle Yarra Timelines Calendar of the local aboriginal peoples, the Wurundjeri

Early winter* Flora & Fungi survey

For: experienced and novice nature enthusiasts.  Celebrate with us. Let’s spend some time in the Reserve together, in a season where there’s an explosion of fungi varieties and colour.

Date: Tuesday 01/06/21

Keep watching for event details, including how to register.

Registration is essential for all survey events.

*1 of 6 seasons in the Middle Yarra Timelines Calendar of the local aboriginal peoples, the Wurundjeri

Early winter* Bird survey.

For: experienced and novice birders.  Celebrate with us. It’s National Volunteer Week. Lets spend some time in the Reserve together, seeing what we can see 🙂

Date: Wednesday 16/06/21

Keep watching for event details, including how to register.

Registration is essential for all survey events.

*1 of 6 seasons in the Middle Yarra Timelines Calendar of the local aboriginal peoples, the Wurundjeri

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As COVID-19 restrictions ease, you will start to see the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater scheduling further events.
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