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Each summer the migratory waders, Latham’s Snipe, migrate south from their breeding grounds in Japan to spend the summer in southern Australia. A few regularly select the reed beds and swamp at Banyule Flats and this year is no exception.

About a dozen people joined us for a walk on the evening of Sat 9th Feb, including a few who hadn’t previously visited Banyule flats and a baby. A Kookaburra was seen in the big old Eucalyptus studleyensis (Swamp gum...

In late November a small group gathered at the Banyule Flats swamp viewing area to officially launch [with a cuppa] the new interpretative signs developed by WCS in collaboration with Banyule Bushland staff Megan Lowe and Chris Callahan. Joining WCS...

Hidden behind some remnant River Red Gums and indigenous re-vegetation, most people visiting the Banyule Flats Reserve would not be aware of this important site, close to the open water of the swamp.

The Billabong would naturally fill with water...

Led by staff of Melbourne Water, WCS was one of 220 organisations involved in developing this Strategy for the Port Phillip and Westernport region.  We welcomed this new, collaborative approach to planning.  Our Committee members attended many community consultation workshops...

WCS has called the Powerful Owl Ninox strenua one of Banyule’s Special Species. It is Australia’s largest owl, measuring up to 65cm in length. They are nocturnal and feed on possums, bats and rabbits, which they catch with large talons.