5 November 2016
Date(s) - 5 November 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boneo Park Equestrian Park
Come along to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Landcare in Victoria by joining the PPWCMA, Trust for Nature and the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network at Boneo Park Equestrian Centre.
The Boneo Park property is made up of a variety of habitat types spanning approximately 330 hectares. In 2013, over 200 hectares of land was placed under a conservation covenant with the Trust for Nature to ensure it is protected into the future.
The majority of the covenanted land, approximately 170 hectares, is wetlands. The Tootgarook swamp (The swamp) is situated on the Mornington Peninsula. Approximately 62% of the swamp is situated on the Boneo Park property. Adjacent to the swamp lies a floristically diverse Moonah Woodland. These areas are of very high cultural and environmental significance.
The Australasian Bittern is in low numbers worldwide and hides amongst the dense reeds at Boneo Park. The Southern Emu-wren, once widespread on the Mornington Peninsula, is currently only known from this site.
Dr James Fitzsimons, Director of Conservation at The Nature Conservancy, will give a presentation on his book “Linking Australia’s Landscapes” and the importance of forming biolinks across the country.
This is a great opportunity to view the wetlands in their Spring glory, as well as meet members of the local Landcare groups and celebrate their achievements.
Please bring your binoculars, appropriate footwear for walking and dress for the weather!
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL
Registrations close Thursday 27th October 2016