Join us on the grasslands of the VVP

The grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains are at their most spectacular in spring, and in 2022 we can return to offering the opportunity for people to join field days and bus tours to explore them in a guided way, as well as completing important project activities.

Grassland monitoring – 17 November

Field Day & Monitoring

12.30pm for lunch followed by grasslands walk

1781 Penshurst – Dunkeld Road.

Have you been wondering what’s happened to those graded and scalped areas of the Penshurst – Dunkeld Road in the last couple of years?

Wonder no more because you could come and be part of the monitoring on these important project sites on November 17, 2022.

La Trobe University ecologist, Professor John Morgan, will be monitoring the newly sown sections of native grassland.

Flora and fauna monitoring will also be taking place, meaning the roof tiles placed on graded areas will be checked for fauna, sweep netting will be checked for insects, and biomass recording with golf balls will be undertaken.

If you’d like to join in this strictly limited number event RSVPs are essential and are required by Wednesday, November 16, 2022 to Aggie Stevenson 0435 537 443 or a.stevenson@ghcma.vic.gov.au

Open grasslands bus tour – 24 November

Tour of multiple grasslands sites on the VVP

10am – 4pm

Join a hosted bus tour visiting multiple sites on the Victorian Volcanic Plains including native grasslands, seasonal herbaceous wetlands, seasonally burnt grassland areas, seed production areas of the endangered Button Wrinklewort.

As part of the tour, hear from Dr Brad Farmilo, Arthur Rylah Institute, about monitoring grasslands. Brad has been part of the monitoring and recording of grasslands on the VVP for almost 10 years.

Bus tour departs and returns to the public toilet block on the Glenelg Hightway at Streatham.

Bus will depart at 10am sharp and return at 4pm.

Travel by private car not possible as some sites being visited are on private property.

RSVP is essential by Wednesday, November 23, to Aggie Stevenson 0435 537 443 or a.stevenson@ghcma.vic.gov.au