I would like to thank all of you who take the time to follow this and the VVPCMN’s other social media posts and wish you all the best for the coming festive season and the new year. At times it is difficult to maintain the momentum of putting up articles about the Victorian Volcanic Plains grassy communities but your support does encourage me to get out and take more photos and enjoy the sights. While there is still a long way to go to see a greater appreciation of grassy ecosystems, we still need to promote issues and raise awareness at every opportunity.
There have been lots of well supported events this year and I would also like to thank the VVPCMN steering committee for continuing to get together to share ideas and plans. I am also trying to encourage more people to contribute to this blog so you hear different points of view.
Nearly seventy people found their way to Woorndoo in November to enjoy a catch up with friends, interesting speakers and a few grassland walks. Those who arrived early ventured onto the nearby Woorndoo Common for a lovely floral display and later an interesting range of talks and site visits.
Even more people turned up to a wonderful conference in October about remnant grasslands at Werribee. The Grassy Plains Network is a new alliance of community based groups and organisations focused on seeking positive ways forward for the conservation of Melbourne’s Grassy Plains and ecosystems. Here is a link to the Grassy Plains Declaration that was drafted at the conference and the impressive range of presentations.
The photos below are from Woorndoo Common.