Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/24/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Yarra Bend Park is a tranquil oasis of green right in the heart of Melbourne’s inner suburbs. Explore the park by foot or by bike, go boating on the river, and appreciate the superb views of the city skyline.

Explore the park by following the River Circuit Trail, which begins at the carpark beside the Fly-Casting Pool, just off Yarra Bend Road. Along this trail you will see Yellow Gum and...
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Yarra Bend Park is a tranquil oasis of green right in the
Judy Ingram
Jacky Eade
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/24/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Looking for something special to grow in your garden? Come enjoy the beautiful gardens and browse through over 1600 plants at Werribee Park’s Autumn Plant Sale from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 27 May 2017.

The selection of plants includes heritage fruit trees and assorted shrubs, along with tasty herbs and veggies from the Mansion garden, which have all been propagated by volunteers who work in...
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Looking for something special to grow in your garden Come enjoy the
Holly Yeatman
Ruth Torpey
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
yesterday at 05:00. Facebook
Mallee Ringneck Parrots are hard to miss with their unique mix of blue, green, turquoise and yellow feathers. A group of citizen scientists recently surveyed the Mallee area, discovering unexpectedly high numbers of these colourful birds flying into reserves to roost. They are usually found in pairs, but the recent surveys revealed groups of up to 100 flying along vegetated roadsides and into...
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Mallee Ringneck Parrots are hard to miss with their unique mix of
Beverley Ibrahim
Justina Elmer
Cathy Longmore
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/22/2017 at 22:49. Facebook
Planned burns last week saw the return of traditional burning practices to our parks, not seen in Victoria since the 1960s. Parks Victoria Dja Dja Wurrung rangers worked with Forest Fire Management Victoria to carry out two burns, one in a State Forest near Maryborough and the other within the Bendigo Regional Park. It’s the first time traditional burning practices have been used as part of a...
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Planned burns last week saw the return of traditional burning practices to
Brendan L'Huillier
Kim Stanley
Brendan L'Huillier
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/22/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Happy International Day for Biological Diversity! Today we’re celebrating the incredible diversity of species, ecosystems and landscapes found across Victoria. From the semi-arid, desert-fringed Mallee in the North to the rugged mountain peaks scattered across the High Country, down to the spectacular rocky coastlines along the Southern Ocean, there is something to delight everyone. Each...
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Happy International Day for Biological Diversity Today were celebrating the incr
Lorraine Reynolds
Bruce Harmer
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/19/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
This seal is happy it’s nearly the weekend! You might be lucky and see seal colonies splashing and playing at Point Addis Marine National Park. Here you will find many limestone reefs and rockpools filled with a variety of interesting marine life to keep everyone interested. Along with seals, these subtidal waters are home to a wide range of fish, dolphins and brilliantly coloured sponge...
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This seal is happy its nearly the weekend You might be lucky
Caroline Fratantuono
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/19/2017 at 01:37. Facebook
Parks are the perfect places to inspire an early love of nature, and the desire and know-how to make a difference.

Find out about learning in nature here: [ Vic.gov.au Link ]
Mohammed El-Najjarine
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/18/2017 at 06:11. Facebook
Part of the important work of park rangers is returning beached cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises - to the ocean. It can be an emotional task for our staff as these large animals are outside of their usual environment when stranded and cannot always be saved.

This week, a specialist team from Parks Victoria and DELWP Gippsland worked together to try and save a stranded mother and...
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Part of the important work of park rangers is returning beached cetaceans
Jenni Watts
Yvonne Sumter
Aj Watson
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/18/2017 at 02:06. Facebook
A team of SCUBA divers, including Summer Ranger Nicki Filby shown here, removed around 500 kilograms of highly invasive pest seaweed from Popes Eye, a popular diving and snorkelling site in Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. This pest seaweed, called Undaria pinnatifida kelp or Japanese kelp, requires removal as it rapidly forms underwater forests, outcompeting native marine flora....
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Jack Breedon
Linda Tucci
Julie Malherbe
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
05/17/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
This Flame Robin was photographed perching on a branch near Snowy River National Park by park visitor Mattias. These brightly coloured birds can be seen from southern Queensland down to the South Australian border. Flame Robins favour forests and woodlands, but in the winter months sometimes move to more open areas, including gardens. They can be seen taking prey on insects and spiders,...
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This Flame Robin was photographed perching on a branch near Snowy River
Kay Hasell
Brendan L'Huillier
Sinead Manning
Wattle Park in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs is a great place to enjoy an autumn stroll. Despite its urban surroundings there is a surprising diversity of flora and fauna that can be seen here. Three locally significant animal species that can be spotted here are the Musk Lorikeet, Weasel Skink and Southern Bullfrog. Enjoy a walk to the filtration ponds alongside Damper Creek to see ducks and...
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Wattle Park in Melbournes eastern suburbs is a great place to enjoy
Cheryl Hayes
Rod Bates
Donna Taylor Melville
To celebrate UN Day of Families, take the opportunity to organise a family trip to one of our picturesque parks. This mother and baby duo were photographed at Barmah National Park, which is located along the meandering Murray River. This is a great place to spot grey kangaroos, emus and of course koalas, along with a variety of waterbirds including Brolgas, Night Herons, Spoonbills, Sea Eagles...
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To celebrate UN Day of Families take the opportunity to organise a
Narelle Brookes
Brian Still
Chief Executive Officer Matthew Jackson is shown here with rangers from Albert Park who have their headlights on today to help Shine a Light on Road Safety.

#shinealightonroadsafety is part of the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week held from 8-14 May 2017. [ Unroadsafetyweek.org Link ]

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Chief Executive Officer Matthew Jackson is shown here with rangers from Albert
Steve Morvell
Steve Thommo
This Diamond Python (Morelia spilota) was photographed slithering around Shipwreck Creek in Croajingolong National Park. Diamond Pythons are non-venomous snakes and are typically black above with cream or yellow spots on many of the individual scales, forming a series of diamond shaped patterns. On average, the Diamond Python will grow to 1.8m, however some specimens can be up to 2.8m in...
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This Diamond Python Morelia spilota was photographed slithering around Shipwreck Creek in
Sea Search volunteers help us collect valuable information about marine national parks and sanctuaries in Victoria. Volunteers can get involved in a range of activities from conducting surveys of intertidal rocky reefs and seagrass meadows, tracking changes using fixed point cameras, creating images and going out on a Sea Search patrol. Volunteers work with their local Parks Victoria ranger to...
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Sea Search volunteers help us collect valuable information about marine national parks

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Lachy Chapman
Claire Roberts
The resident Hooded Plovers at the Prom have wrapped up a successful breeding season with the last fledgling confirmed. Ranger Tamara thanks all the volunteers involved as they are integral to ensuring a successful breeding season. As the birds place their nests on the sand, the eggs blend in easily and can get stepped on by unwary visitors. The chicks hatch after 28 days of incubation and...
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The resident Hooded Plovers at the Prom have wrapped up a successful
Clare Roczniok
Beverley Ibrahim
Stihl Slaw
Today is #WorldMigratoryBirdDay! Migratory birds make epic journeys throughout the year, connecting countries, cultures, and continents.
How old do you think this Grey Box tree is? You might be surprised to know that it has been standing in a reserve near Maldon in the Central Victorian goldfields for well over 600 years. This is quite a feat, given most of the trees in this part of Victoria were cleared in the mid to late 1800s gold rush. Protecting special trees like this, which clean our air and offer homes for many...
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How old do you think this Grey Box tree is You might
Craig Roscarel
John McKee
Judy Dewil
Parks Victoria is inviting submissions for a new name for the National Rhododendron Garden to recognise the botanic significance of the garden.

Have your say on a new name for the park by 2 June 2017 here:
Parks Victoria is inviting submissions for a new name for the National
Betty Burns
Joy Small
Dan Achter
Happy #NationalVolunteerWeek! This week we’ll be sharing stories about the volunteers who contribute in so many ways to help protect native plants and animals.

This dedicated group of volunteers from Tarrangower Cactus Control Group are now in their eleventh year helping to remove Wheel Cactus in the Maldon area. Ranger Noel says that when the group started there was over 1000ha of infested...
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Happy NationalVolunteerWeek This week well be sharing stories about the volunteers who
Judy Adams
Dani Shoppee