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As this year’s theme for World Meteorological Day is understanding clouds, here are some dark clouds moving in on the Mornington Peninsula. Although most of us don’t like to see these dark clouds arriving when we get to a park, they are vital to the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources. Thanks to Kim Cott for the photo. #WorldMetDay
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This Fat-tailed Dunnart is a mouse-like marsupial that can be found in a wide range of habitats across most of south and central Australia. This one was photographed in Murray-Sunset National Park. While awake, they spend the majority of their time feeding on small insects, often consuming their own body weight worth of food! They store fat reserves in their carrot-shaped (fat) tail for times...
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Parks are a great place to capture your view of the night sky. Send your stargazing images to ABC TV and you may feature in their TV series, Stargazing Live.

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03/21/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Daniel Burton feels he’s got one of the best jobs in the world! A Field Services Officer for Parks Victoria and keen photographer, Daniel captures the beautiful landscapes and wildlife he sees daily, working in the Mallee at Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray-Sunset national parks. Daniel’s photos speak a thousand words, so take a break and appreciate the beauty of Victoria’s Mallee parks.
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03/20/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
Did you know there are currently 50,000 Grey-headed Flying-foxes living at Yarra Bend Park? This is the biggest and most important colony in Victoria. Grey-headed Flying-foxes are very important pollinators of eucalyptus trees, and also help spread the trees’ seeds. They are classified as mega bats, due to the 1m span of their wings and will fly an average of 60km each night in search of food....
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With great weather forecast for the weekend, take a stroll along one of the wonderful walks in Mornington Peninsula National Park. You will see spectacular ocean views, hidden coves, rugged cliffs, tidal rock pools and dense coastal scrub. For beautiful scenic views, follow the 3km track from Fingal Picnic Area through dense forest to lookouts over Bass Strait and Fingal Beach. More...
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Planning your next weekend trip? Explore the Great Otway National Park to enjoy the lush rainforest and spectacular waterfalls along the way. The 30-metre-high Erskine Falls can be easily reached from Lorne, with only a short walk down the staircase to the viewing area. Find out about wonderful waterfall walks in the Otways here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Useful information to help you prepare and get ready for emergencies including who can help, warning systems, safety messages and more.

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Want to get out and about exploring but don’t have a car? No problem! the Dandenong Ranges National Park can be easily reached from Upper Ferntree Gully train station. Get your hiking boots on and follow the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (1,000 Steps), beginning at the Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground. You will see Mountain Ash trees, lush fern gullies and a range of native wildlife. Once at the top...
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Say hello to this beautiful Blotched Blue-tongue Lizard seen at Bryce Gorge in the Alpine National Park. They are usually found in areas of open country across south eastern Australia. The young eat small insects, snails and slugs but, as they grow, their diet changes and more vegetable matter is eaten. Thanks to Tamara Leitch for this great photo.
Planned burning is being conducted in Lysterfield Park today. Visitors will see some smoke and roadside signs are in place to alert motorists and cyclists to any track closures, and staff will be on site to answer questions. Mountain bike tracks and lake area are all still open to the public.

Forest Fire Management Victoria and CFA crews conduct planned burns to reduce bushfire risk to...
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This Labour Day weekend, take the opportunity to enjoy some of Victoria’s peaceful parks and beautiful coastlines. Remember to stay safe by protecting yourself from sunburn, bringing sufficient drinking water, checking the conditions of the park on our website, and paying close attention to bushfire warnings. Take care and have a great weekend everyone. Thanks to Anthony Nimbs for this great...
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If you’re heading down to the Prom this weekend, you can book a free place on the Labour Day Weekend Discovery Program. Highlights include discovering the Prom’s kangaroos, learning about traditional indigenous symbols used in storytelling, creating stories using symbols and making sun dyed bags to take home. All visitors are welcome to join, so remember to book your place in person or by...
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Lake Eildon National Park is a favourite for many campers and visitors, especially at the very popular Fraser Block part of the park which includes Lakeside and Candlebark camping areas. As visitor facilities are ageing, a new Visitor Experience Plan is being developed to guide changes and improvements to this area. To find out more and have your say visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We are very pleased to announce the reopening of The Gums camping area in Kinglake National Park on Thursday 9 March. This area has been closed since heavy rainfall saturated the ground and undermined a number of large trees, making the area unsafe for visitors. Over the past few months, 117 tree assessments were carried out, with 30 needing to be felled and a large number more needing to be...
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Westgate Park’s salt lake has turned pink again this season: a natural phenomenon in response to very high salt levels, high temperatures, sunlight and lack of rainfall. Algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment (beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis process and in response to the extremely high salt levels.

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Meet Sally and Connor, two energetic spaniels that have been working with teams in the Alpine National Park to identify hawkweed across the park. This is part of a trial to improve detection of this dangerous weed, which destroys much of the natural vegetation. This trial involved three teams, two with dogs and one without, searching for hawkweed under controlled conditions, to see which teams...
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