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Celebrate Biodiversity Spring in the Goulburn-Broken and North-East

Biodiversity Spring 2014 is a celebration of all the things that make up our natural environment – the flora and fauna to the fungi and the habitats they live in.

Biodiversity Spring is celebrated each year throughout the Goulburn–Broken Catchment and north-east Victoria.  For the ninety-one days of Spring, from September through to November, a range of organisations and community groups will showcase the biodiversity in our areas and show you just how amazing, interesting and unusual nature can be.

The program this year is packed with spotlight walks, bird watching, ecology courses, art, photography, talks on topics as diverse as keeping chooks and bees, gardening, plant genetics and geology, walks amongst wildflowers, wetlands and hills and plains.  The events are FREE (unless noted) and everyone is invited to come along and participate.

The Euroa Arboretum together with the Goulburn Broken and North East Catchment Management Authorities proudly support the events.  There are many landcare, environmental and community groups, conservation management networks, and agencies that have contributed to this year’s celebration of spring and the natural environment in our region.

Cathy Olive, Project Manager at the Euroa Arboretum said the Arboretum was excited to coordinate this year’s Biodiversity Spring and count it among the many wonderful events and environmental activities it delivers and supports.  The Euroa Arboretum itself will be holding a number of events including Managing Grassy Woodlands field days and hosting part of the Celebrating Wild Strathbogies activities.  Cathy is enthusiastic in showcasing some of the environmental restoration at the arboretum and sharing the beauty of the Reserve.

Among the events featured in the calendar are:

September

October

November

  • Broom removal and BBQ at Flowerdale (Aug 31)
  • Planting days for regent honey eater project
  • Walks and talks at Mount Piper and wildflowers and birds at Killawarra.
  • Striped Legless Lizard Survey
  • Learn about raptors, bugs in the garden, keeping chooks and bees.
  • Painting at Yea Wetlands

 

  • Wildflower walk at Broadford 
  • Camp out at Winton Wetlands
  • Beautiful walks in Trust for Nature’s properties at High Camp and Wangaratta.
  • Photography and art along the Goulburn River
  • Spotlight walks in Shepparton
  • Ecology courses on  Floodplains and Box Ironbark
  • Grassy Woodland field days
  • Birdwatching at Stockyard Plain
  • Birdwatching walk at  Taminick, farm wetland walk at Warrenbayne.
  • Have breaky with the birds or go for a spotlight walk in Shepparton
  • Landscape discovery tour  at Swanpool
  • Experience a different way to spotlight
  • Celebrating Wild Strathbogies
  • Learn about Growing a vegetable garden
  • Talk on a genetic study of indigenous plants

 

The full Biodiversity Spring 2014 calendar, including a detailed program of events, is available on www.biodiversityspring.wordpress.com or Twitter  #BioDivSpring

The calendar will be updated as new activities are added so please check regularly.

Come join the fun.

Media Contact or for more information:  Wendy D’Amore, Project Officer, Euroa Arboretum.

M: 0407 331 376     E:  wendy.damore@euroaarboretum.com.au