News
12 October 2018
Locals lap up Indigenous knowledge
Residents of Wantirna and beyond were recently treated to a fascinating walk and talk at Bateman Stree Reserve, Wantirna, where they learned about Indigenous plants and their traditional use in Aboriginal...
5 October 2018
Budding bird-watchers enjoy springtime walks
Dozens of budding bird-watchers took part in a series of Backyard Bird Discovery Walks at four sites along the Dandenong Creek corridor this week. Experts from Birdlife Australia led the walks, revealing...
2 October 2018
‘Save Our Skinks’ campaign off and running
Local environment group First Friends of Dandenong Creek have a vision to protect vulnerable skinks, and they've launched the 'Save Our Skinks' crowd-funding campaign to make it happen. In Melbourne's...
27 September 2018
Fantastic Frogs of Dandenong Creek
Frogs can turn up in surprising places, and anyone can become a frog expert with just a little bit of interest and practice! These are some of the key messages to come out of the community information...
14 September 2018
Backyard Bird Discovery Walks 2018
The Backyard Bird Discovery Walks are happening again in 2018. Bring the whole family along to enjoy a free guided bird walk these school holidays! Explore a local reserve and discover the fascinating...
11 September 2018
Biodiversity Month
September is Biodiversity Month! Across Australia, it's time to stop and appreciate the web of life that surrounds and sustains us, and to think about what we can do to help. What is biodiversity? Biodiversity...
29 August 2018
Garden design for nature
It’s coming to that delightful time of the year again where plants seem to come alive over those cold winter months, bursting into bloom with a diversity of shapes and colours and displaying their new...
30 July 2018
National Tree Day at Koomba Park
On Sunday 29th July, people from all across Australia took part in National Tree Day, planting native trees and shrubs at thousands of sites across the country. At Koomba Park in Vermont South, 140 locals...
20 July 2018
Frog survey success: amazing effort by citizen scientists
Over the past year, Living Links has been supporting Melbourne Water to boost citizen science monitoring of frogs through their Frog Census program. And it’s been a huge success! Within a 5.5km section...
17 July 2018
Winter outdoor activities for kids
It’s easy to think of fun, active things to do with children when the sun is shining. It can be harder in winter. Here are some winter activities to get you going when it’s cold or wet: Put on...