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Warringal Conservation Society

On Sunday 15th May, after a number of COVID-19 related postponements, we finally got celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Warringal Conservation Society. It was a lovely sunny day and approximately 50 members and friends attended. We started out...

The North East Link will destroy bushland at the Simpson Army Barracks which is some of the best remaining habitat for the Matted Flax-lily and contains the last viable population of the Studley Park Gum. Both plants are considered to...

In October 2021 it was announced that the North East Link Project (NELP) had been redesigned to feature a longer bored tunnel to the north emerging just beyond Yallambie Rd. On the face of it this seemed a promising development...

The Boobook Owl (Ninox boobook) is Australia’s smallest owl (about 30cm tall) and is named after its distinctive two note “boo–book” call. It is dark brown in colour with vertical white flecks on its chest and is common throughout much...

In the late 1970s WCS embarked on recording the significant trees in Heidelberg, notable for their size, age, grouping or location. From this effort the first Significant Tree Register was published in 1982. It was hoped that it would be...

Platypus are a unique aquatic animal that can often be seen in the Yarra River at Banyle Flats and Westerfolds Park. The suspension bridge over the Yarra at Finns Reserve (below) is a particulary reliable spot to see them.