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Kids - can you help us find the Southern Toadlet?

Nillumbik Landcare Network invites kids and their parents to join in some fun this Easter holidays with a nature education workshop. The workshop will provide information and hands on activities for kids to learn about frogs, their life cycle, adaptations, habitat and positive actions to help frogs, all with a focus on the threatened Southern Toadlet. We will also be learning how to use Melbourne Water’s Frog Census app in the hope that it will inspire families to get outside and help us look for the elusive Southern Toadlet. The workshop will be led by Leap into Nature founder, mum and zoologist Christina Renowden. Places are limited to 30 kids so get in fast to secure your spot!

Date: 10:45am—12:00pm Thursday 5th April 2018
Venue: Panton Hill Living and Learning Centre, 18 Bishops Rd, Panton Hill)
Cost: Free!
Please RSVP: ruth.marr@hotmail.com or 0408 934 347 by Wednesday 4th April
All welcome!

Download the flyer for full details: Flyer-Southern-Toadlet-Event-2018-04-05.pdf

Ecology of the Southern Toadlet - Sat 24th Feb 2018

Nillumbik Landcare Network invites you to attend a presentation on the Southern Toadlet presented by frog expert Craig Cleeland where you will learn about the ecology and habitat requirements of this rare species. This will be followed by an engaging workshop presented by James Frazer of Melbourne Water where you will learn some great tips and tricks for monitoring frogs using the Frog Census app.

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Time: Arrive 5:30pm for a cuppa and a bite to eat. Presentations start at 6pm, followed by a visit to Hurstbridge wetland about 7pm.
Venue: Hurstbridge Community Hub (50 Graysharps Rd, Hurstbridge)
Cost: Free
Food: A light supper will be provided
Please RSVP: colin.broughton@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or phone 9433 3372 by Tuesday 20th Feb

See flyer for full details:

Flyer-Southern-Toadlet-Event-2018-04-05.pdf

Conservation Futures Project

Through the Conservation Futures project, Nillumbik Shire Council is offering the opportunity for financial support to Nillumbik Landcare groups for on ground works in order to protect local threatened species and their habitat.

The project will focus on nine key species:

  • Brush-tailed phascogale
  • Slender-tailed dunnart
  • Eltham copper butterfly
  • Round-leaf pomaderris
  • Matter flax-lily
  • Clover glycine
  • Rosella spider-orchid
  • Charming spider-orchid
  • Wine-lipped spider-orchid

Works that can be supported include fox control, weed control, exclusion fencing and enhance plantings, these works must be focused on the conservation of the above threatened species or their habitat. Download the form (see link below) and submit your project proposals to meg.cullen@nillumbik.vic.gov.au. If you have any queries please contact Meg at the above email address.

Conservation Futures NLN applications.pdf