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Moorabool River Reserve

Moorabool River Reserve

Latest News About the Moorabool River

The River Moorabool
A film made by People for A Living Moorabool (PALM) and Sheoaks Films

This film explains why this unique river, travelling from the Wombat Forests near Ballarat to the Barwon River at Geelong, is in trouble.

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Honey Woodland Biodiversity-link Completed

Honey Woodland Biodiversity-link final planting

Honey Woodland Biodiversity-link final planting

BFS Landcare members completed the Honey Woodland Bio-link in September 2021. We hope this bio-link will extend the habitat of indigenous flora and fauna, and enable them to travel south cross-country to grassy woodlands near the Barwon River. This extension of their habitat and food supply should help ensure their survival.

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National Tree Day 2021

National Tree Day at Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

National Tree Day at Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

After heavy overnight rain we awoke to a beautiful sunny morning for National Tree Day in the Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary.

We planted several hundred trees and grasses to enhance habitat for native fauna and nurture healthy biodiversity in the area.

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Red Gum Reserve 2021 – The Work Continues

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Red Gum Reserve near bridge before removal of exotics

The eastern end of Red Gum Reserve, where Primrose Creek meets the bluestone bridge, is the remaining section to be revegetated and was ripe for restoration.

The creek bed and banks were littered and clogged with exotics, olive trees, cork elm trees and phalaris.

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Schools Program

Planting at Bruce's Creek Bannockburn

Planting at Bruce's Creek Bannockburn

Our schools program continues in 2021 with Thursday morning walks, talks and work with Covenant College secondary students.

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Boneseed Removal

Boneseed pulling working bee

Boneseed pulling working bee at Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

South African Boneseed is an ongoing problem for the Australian bushland.

Due to its invasiveness, potential for spread and environmental and economic impacts, Boneseed is considered one of the 20 most significant weeds in Australia.

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Woodland Bird Surveys

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

23 February 2021

As part of our Lower Moorabool Bio-link Project Biodiversity Grant, expert bird observers and volunteers have been performing regular bird surveys in the Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary and the Honey Woodland.

The aim is to collect data to monitor the responses of woodland birds to the establishment of the bio-link and its interaction with remnant bush.

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Tawny Frogmouths nesting in Batesford’s habitat

Tawny Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouth with chicks

18 September 2020

We are very pleased to see a pair of Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) returning to nest in our Ironbark Eucalyptus and finding a welcoming habitat there.

Tawny Frogmouths have been sighted in the nearby Red Gum Reserve as the revegetation there matures. These unique nocturnal birds can be found across almost the entire Australian continent.

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Rabbit control in urban and peri-urban areas

Rabbit sitting

Rabbits are very cute, but very deadly.

Things you should know about rabbits, their habits and environmental impact.

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