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Warringal Conservation Society

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.

WCS organised a night walk on the 8th of September as part of the Spring Outdoors program. We had about 30 participants and met at the Swamp viewing area at twilight to watch the birds coming in. As it began...

Warringal Conservation Society have produced a map of the Banyule Flats Reserve to help walkers and cyclists discover the Main Yarra Trail, Banyule Swamp and Banyule Billabong. Key points of interest and unsealed paths where you can wander and enjoy...