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Warringal Conservation Society

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...

Visitors to Banyule swamp may have noticed a green tinge to the water (see sample below) caused by a bloom of cycanobacteria (blue/green algae). The cyanobacterium involved appears to be a species from the genus Dolichospermum (formerly part of the genus...

Steve Marshall is an environmental scientist and a director of the company Bio2lab. He spoke about stormwater pollution at our November general meeting.

Steve covered the impacts of an impervious and contaminated urban environment on streams and rivers. He spoke...

The Matted Flax-lily is a very rare plant that grows as a low spreading clump and has blue flowers that yield berries. It is estimated that 1400-2500 Matted Flax lily are left in the wild and the species is listed as...

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again (https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/?fbclid=IwAR2GqCW4a-jk0qFhSbF_PMQsHz9_y4IRnIgtX8nriIT5ikjiYNXWqR9IveY)

Each year in October Birdlife Australia organise the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Over a one week window, people from all over Australia send in their bird observations from a 20 minute...