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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.

Late summer* Nature Walk and BYO lunch.

For: former and current Friends volunteers, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Helmeted Honeyeater and the Leadbeaters’ Possum being made State Emblems of Victoria on 10/03/1971.

Date: Saturday 20/03/21
Led by: Rich and Sue
Arrive: 9.00am. Gates locked: 9.15am for a 9.30am start
Finish: 1.30pm
Maximum number: 20 people

Rich has been actively involved with the Friends since day 1, nearly 32 years ago. Sue is a relative newby, with just 14 years involvement under her belt. Between them, they know the Reserve’s tracks really well. Rich and Sue would love your company on an exploratory walk along the Woori Yallock Creek arm of Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, followed by time to just catch up and enjoy the company of others who have, or are, volunteering.

A short (2 km) walk: will be led by Sue. The pace will be gentle on relatively level tracks.
A medium (6 km) walk: will be led by Rich. The pace will be faster at times (if you want to be back for lunch) and on large sections of uneven rock with some steep climbs. It requires good fitness and good walking shoes/boots with an enclosed toe.

BYO lunch: around noon we’ll meet up. This is a BYO everything event. Think COVID Safe and rubbish free. Still no sharing allowed 🙁

Registration essential.

For further details and to register, click HERE (you will be redirected to our registration page on Eventbrite).

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

Late summer* 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: Wednesday 24/03/21
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 5-6 km on a flat, gravel track passing a number of different vegetation types.

We last surveyed this area in high summer*, recording 31 bird species. We’re heading back to see what birds are about in this new 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 two types of standardised bird surveys as we go, a 5km search and a 2 hectare, 20-minute search. We’ll show you how, as we go.

Only if you choose… other species that catch our eye – flowering plants, butterflies, frogs – 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. Please BYO everything you need. 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).

*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 the 50th anniversary year of the Helmeted Honeyeater and the Leadbeater’s Possum being made State Emblems of Victoria (10/03/1971).

Date: Monday 26/04/21

Keep watching for event details, including how to register. To get early-bird news, from as little as $10 you may like to sign up as a Friends member HERE and tick the ‘I’d like to be advised about volunteering opportunities‘ box.

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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