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Warringal Conservation Society

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...

In early-mid June, rain in the upper catchment of the Yarra caused the river to rise several metres over the course of a week (see graph below).

Flood graph 2

By the weekend of 12th and 13th June the river had exceeded minor...

Katja Gutwein from Wombat Mange Management spoke at our May General Meeting. Wombat mange is a skin condition caused by mites. It causes loss of hair and inflamed lesions that can ultimately kill a wombat if not treated. Treating wombats...