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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.

The Studley Park Gum (Eucalyptus X studleyensis) is a naturally occurring hybrid of the River Red Gum and Swamp Gum that is listed as endangered by Department of Environment, Land, Water. The North East link Project will largely destroy the last existing viable...

Wildlife health surveillance is essential for managing habitat and ecosystems. It provides baseline data to determine whether wildlife is doing better or worse, and also provides insight into diseases that can be transferred between wildlife, humans, agricultural animals and domestic...

Every year our society has held a tree planting on National Tree Day, except last year when it was cancelled due to Covid. This year we hope to proceed but please watch our Facebook page close to the date shown...