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To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on May 9th, let’s take a closer look at the Welcome Swallow Hirudo neoxema . This small aerial gymnast is a strong flyer and moves between regions of Australia in search of food. It is...

Our present restrictions allow 'exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements'. So now is a good time to explore the Banyule Flats.

Instead of walking past or cycling though, we encourage you to slow down and take in a few...

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...