Bird Walks will be held on the 4th weekend of the month alternating from Saturday and Sunday. This will enable people to participate in both MEG & Eynesbury bird Group walks if they wish. Bird walk sites will be allocated to hopefully coincide with best wildflower displays.
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 Saturday 20th July MEG hosted a bird walk in Toolern Regional Park. The morning was cold & grey but Geraldine, Brian, Nora & Daryl of MEG braved the bleak weather. Despite the weather Nora predicted that prospects of seeing birds were good; as after two days of wet, stormy weather, the birds may take advantage of the fine morning to come out for a feed.
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.
MEG is happy to welcome 8 new members from Brookfield Village Retirement Home; Bev Dutton, Bruce Harris, John & Lois Brewis, John Dunn, Alan Merlo, Val Thomson, & Ron Chalmers.
Bev & Bruce have both been active in helping organise planting at the new site between the lane & the freeway. The others helped plant at our first planting here on Planet Ark National Treeday on Sunday 28th July. A total of 25 people planted about 400 plants.