Coming Next

Come with Belinda Raymond, the Entomological Society of Victoria and Friends of Native Wildlife on a fascinating journey to discover insects and other invertebrates of the night and learn about their patterns and camouflage.

Belinda will tell us about insects, spiders and other invertebrates, followed by a walk in Long Hollow Heathland to see them with the help of a bug-attracting UV light.

Belinda Raymond works for Citywide looking after George St Reserve and Donald MacDonald Reserve. While studying Conservation and Land Management, she gained an interest in fungi, plants and pollination and joined ESV. Her research over the last few years has shown how important they are to our ecosystem and the plants within it.

Belinda currently hosts a monthly insect survey with ESV at George St Reserve in Sandringham.

This event will include a brief Annual General Meeting for Friends of Native Wildlife.

Tue 26 Mar 2024 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Beaumaris Senior Citizens Centre (behind Beaumaris Library), Beaumaris
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Frogs are back!

Our Frog Watch in Sandringham Golf Course and some other locations was loud, the busiest for the year.

6 to 8 brown tree frogs
20+ spotted marsh frogs
10+ common froglets
20+ eastern banjo frogs (pobblebonks)

Sign up for next month's Frog Watch. Limited numbers for these events.

Eastern Banjo Frog (Pobblebonk)

Out of the Woodwork



Rob was overwhelmed by the support when a call went out on our member newsletter.

There was an immediate response to help make a large number of bird boxes to support an order from a group wishing to enhance habitat in people’s gardens. We had more offers of time and talent than boxes pre-cut ready to assemble and paint.

Bat Detector Bulk Purchase

For those who want to find microbats themselves.

At our last microbat event at Long Hollow, several people expressed interest in owning their own Baton Bat Detector. FoNW are about to purchase some more. Purchasing multiple detectors means we qualify for a discount. If you've wanted to own your own detector that you can use anywhere, anytime, now's your opportunity to get one at a discount by piggybacking on our order.

Register your interest by 13 December.


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