Rural landholders in the Volcanic Plains to the north and west of Melbourne can find practical management tips in a recently published fauna guide book. Nineteen local animals, their habitat requirements and threats are described in the “Wildlife and Habitat Guide for Merriang Landholders”. It includes familiar species such as Yellow-rumped Thornbills (‘Butter-bums’) and Blue-wrens along with rarities like the Growling Grass Frog and the Golden Sun-moth.
Tarnuk means water bowl. These bowls were made out of gnarled growths on the River Red Gums of the Moonee Ponds Creek by the local Gunung Willam Balluk tribe.
The renaming of the Wright Street Retarding Basin to The Tarnuk was to acknowledge the Woiwurung Clan's story of the 'The Great Flood', which is the story about the creation of Port Phillip Bay.
|19 Feb 2020;|
07:30PM - 08:30PM
Evening Nest Box Monitoring - February
|23 Feb 2020;|
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Merri Bird Survey #1 in 2020 (continued) - Friends of Merri Creek
|26 Feb 2020;|
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday Volunteers - Friends of Merri Creek
|27 Feb 2020;|
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Findon Creek Epping needs water quality monitors
|29 Feb 2020;|
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Frogs and Dogs at Glenroy Library
|01 Mar 2020;|
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing - Fitzroy North - Friends of Merri Creek