Woodlands to Wetlands Community Planting

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Mount Ridley Conservation Reserve

Heritage Way

Craigieburn, VIC 3064


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Restoring woodlands to the wetlands at Mt Ridley NCR. Get a team of four together for some fun games in nature to win selfies with a raptor.

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If you think raptors are gorgeous, amazing and awe-inspiring birds with a majestic presence, and sharp talons, then this Greening event is for you. Weather permitting, the real crowd pleaser will be a display of birds of prey from Full Flight.

The event will be strictly limited to 100 people, for the birds' welfare.

This successional community planting will progress across a variety of habitats at the Mt Ridley Nature Conservation Reserve, from the woodlands to the wetlands and out into the grasslands.

Get a team of four people together for some fun games, mental challenges, and nature quizzes. You'll need good memories, observant minds, and fast hands to win points.

The team with the most points wins a selfie with a truly beautiful bird!

What's provided

  • All the planting materials, gloves and equipment.
  • Registered participants receive a lunch voucher to select a meal from the food truck.
  • Light refreshments available.
  • Hardcopies of the Birds of Hume and Fauna of Hume field guides.
  • Portable toilet and hand wash station.

Covid-Safe event

  • QR code sign-in when you arrive on the day.
  • Social distancing and hygiene measures will be put in place.
  • Include children in your booking.

Please cancel your Eventbrite booking if you no longer able to attend, as participant numbers are limited and to help with catering.

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Gardens for Wildlife

Visit Hume City's Gardens for Wildlife webpage for more information on how you can participate and to express your interest.

Organise a Garden Visit

Within Hume City, you can arrange for a pair of Garden Guides to come visit your garden, at your home, school or business. They'll stay for an hour to have a friendly chat about your garden and what wildlife you might like to see. How you can best help your local wildlife.

After the visit, you will receive a report with more information and resources relevant for your garden and neighbourhood. You choose what best suits your place.

It's free; there is no charge for participants. A limited number of garden visits are offered and are by appointment only.

Become a Garden Guide

The more volunteer Garden Guides there are, the greater the number of habitat gardens that will be created across the landscape. You'll engage with other diverse community members, who are also keen to play their part in saving Australia's plants and animals.

  • Organise and conduct garden visits with a partner Garden Guide.
  • Do some online research about the area to prepare for the garden visit.
  • Take some notes and photos during the garden visit, or do most of the chatting.
  • Help prepare and send your garden visit report to the participant.
  • Promote the Gardens for Wildlife program.

There are formal volunteer application, induction and training processes.

Gardens for Wildlife Victoria

Visit the Gardens for Wildlife Victoria website to discover more about the program broadly.

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Citizen Science

For a host of reasons, we need to know what plants, animals and fungi live in the area. Citizen science projects rely on everyday people submitting observations. Take some clear photos or sound recordings and simply submit using your mobile phone.

Citizen science can provide the evidence that programs like Gardens for Wildlife do actually help conserve biodiversity.

Install the app and join the Hume City's Wildlife project on iNaturalist.

Visit the Discover Nature in Hume webpage to find out more about the range of citizen science projects you can get involved with.

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Greening 2021 - Updated

Come along to a weekend community planting with family and friends.

  • Help revegetate our shared open green spaces.
  • The events focus on local biodiversity issues.
  • There will be other fun stuff happening and food.
  • It's free and all materials/equipment is provided!

Get some indigenous seedlings to grow your own patch of wildlife habitat at your place.

As a Covid-Safe event, bookings for Greening events are required. You will be asked to QR Code sign in on the day. Click on the event title to register.

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Saturday 17 July, 10am to 2pm, Sunbury Fields

Bird Buddies - National Tree Day

Sunday 1 August, 10am to 1pm, Sunbury

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Sunday 19 September, 10am to 1pm, Mickleham

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Mount Ridley Conservation Reserve

Heritage Way

Craigieburn, VIC 3064


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