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Australia has lots of wild pollinator insects that are often overlooked. European honey bees get a lot of attention because they are an adaptable, generalist forager. However, many native insects also contribute to pollination in crops and gardens all around...

Duck hunters may be putting their health at risk by eating wild ducks taken from Victoria’s wetlands. Over the last three years, the EPA has investigated PFAS (Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl substances) in Victoria’s waterfowl, sediment, soil, and water. It has...

Banyule Swamp once had large areas of an emergent strappy plant known as Water Ribbons (Triglochin procera). Water birds grazed the leaves of this plant and the resident pair of Swans used it to make large mound shaped nests. A...

The Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) is the rarest duck in Australia and an occasional visitor to Banyule Swamp. They are a large brown/grey duck with a beautiful regular pattern of fine white spots. They have a small peak on the...

The North East Link panel hearing finished in mid September 2019 after 8 weeks of submissions and discussion. See our previous report for a summary of how the hearing unfolded https://warringal.org.au/latest-news/59-north-east-link-panel-hearing-summary. The Expert Panel’s report and recommendations, and Planning Minister...

Our thanks to Friends of Organ Pipes Robert Irvine and Robert Bender for generously spending the day and leading us on a very interesting tour of the park on our November Field trip. One of the oldest friends’ group in...