16/05/24 Haining Farm Walk & Talk with Parks Vic Ranger, Melissa Tuliranta: Don Valley

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
We couldn't have wished for a better day, with blue skies, sun on our backs and 20 fabulous, interested Friends members and volunteers joining Mel at Haining to hear about the management actions to date, the innovations, the challenges, the failures, successes, and what's being planned.
It is amazing to see how the 2017-18 habitat plantings that are designed to support future releases of Victoria's Critically Endangered bird (Helmeted Honeyeater) & mammal (Leadbeater's Possum) emblems are growing, in what was for many decades a dairy farm. The swamp gums are thriving, the space is being enjoyed by locals, the bird species recorded are now 80+ and the local schools are using the space to engage students in conservation.
If you haven't visited, pack some lunch and spend a couple of hours here. The transformation from farmland to conservation reserve for threatened species is interesting, and a challenge!
Huge thanks to Mel for sharing her time, knowledge and passion for the environment with us 🙂

Publicado el 16 de mayo de 2024 por regnans regnans

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