Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) Photo by Richard Akers
Pelican at Brookfield (24 Jan 2010)
Lower Arnolds Creek Gorge (17 Jan 2013)
Caroline Springs birdwalk (24 Jan 2013)
Watering at Brookfield (2 Feb 2013)
Manmade Wetland at Caroline Springs with GGF's
A partnership between Melton Environment Group, Melton Men’s Shed, Coburns Primary School, Melton Shire and Western Land Services
Nest boxes built by Melton Mens Shed from recycled timber, painted by Coburns Primary School students and placed in trees in Brookfield by Western Land Services (funded by Melton Shire)
On Saturday 31th August, 13 people participated in a bird walk in Melton Gilgai Woodland in Harkness Road, hosted by MEG.
Although it was the last day of winter, it was a beautiful spring day, with blue skies & warm sunshine. Flo, Geraldine, Brian, Daryl & Nora of MEG were joined by Josephine, a family from St Albans & three ladies from Williamstown.
On Thursday 29th August Bev Dutton of Brookfield organised a working bee of Brookfield village residents to spread mulch over the plants we planted on Planet Ark Treeplanting Day. City of Melton has supplied a large pile of mulch for this purpose. Brookfield Lifestyle Village supplied two workers as well as a golf cart & trailer to assist in moving the mulch to the planting site.
On Saturday 17th August MEG planted at Brookfield, beside Black Dog Drive, at Arnolds Creek beside Brookfield Village. Despite the icy wind eleven people participated, including Flo, Geraldine, Peter & Daryl of MEG, as well as several visitors.
On Tuesday 6th August MEG took delivery of about 600 plants from the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.
Seeds from local indigenous plants are collected by local environmental groups & forwarded to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre where they are germinated and grown by women in the Centre under the direction of teacher Judy Allen (of Kangan Institute) and Helen Scott (Dept of Corrections). The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre has initiated an innovative project for growing native plants for the purposes of restoration of the natural environment as part of a horticulture course under the Kangan Institute.