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
The Striped Legless Lizard, listed as vulnerable nationally and endangered in Victoria, is not only threatened with local extinction in Melbourne, but 30 individual lizards currently held by Zoos Victoria now face a future in captivity as the sad end to a sorry tale of conservation ‘fails’ as Melbourne rapidly grows.
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.