Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

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Wander into a wetland

Registrations are now open for the Wetland Plant Identification Course November 22 2018. This 3 day course is for anyone interested in wetland plant identification and ecology.

Observe the changing seasons and water depths of the stunning Reedy Lagoon, Gunbower Island over a 6 month period. Each of the 3 days will focus on a different wetland habitat (wetting and drying) and associated plant community.

Courses presented by Damien Cook and Elaine Bayes. Only 25 places so
see the website for session outline, field guide provided, evaluations etc.
3 day course is $800 plus GST ($880).

More information, the 2018 flyer, program and to view feedback from past participants please click here

You can go straight to the registration page here



Moorabool Falls Grassy Woodland Walk

If you live near Ballarat, the walks near the Lal Lal and Moorabool Falls are worth doing. While the peak time is when there is water pounding over the falls there is still pretty of scenic views at any time of the year. Yesterday we didn’t quite get to walk to the less visited Moorabool Falls, but it was still great to get outside and look at the views.

The walk starts from the carpark on Harris Road Lal Lal. Look out for the elusive wallaby. While it might be tempting to stray off the mown path there is a lot of blackberry along the West Branch of the Moorabool below the Moorabool Falls.