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Conservation Management Network


An ongoing series of informational entries

Our Latest Blog Entry

March 15, 2022

Long time Australian scientist and advocate Dr Paul Gibson Roy outlines a way forward for Australian Grassy Ecosystem Restoration. This report (in the link below) was compiled following a recent Churchill Fellowship visit to the USA.

Grassy Ecosystem Restoration ..Policies and Practices

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Mount Korong Wildlife

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 13 December, 2015 at 2:25 Comments comments ()

Thanks to Robin Sharp for this description and photos

When showing my brother visiting from Qld. we took him to the Mt Korong area where we were lucky to see a Southern Boobook Owl, a Tree Goanna and Bearded Dragon

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Mount Korong Group Crowdfunding Initiative

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 25 November, 2015 at 14:45 Comments comments ()

Join this exciting long tem project of the Mount Korong Eco-Watch members and landholders. Click on the link below for details and to watch the video

Many townspeople of Inglewood and Wedderburn have memories of days at lovely Mt Korong – climbing to the summit, having a picnic and even swimming in the old days.

In recent years over 1000 hectares of granite foothills be...

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Relive/View the Korong to Kooyoora Walk

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 11 October, 2015 at 3:30 Comments comments ()

Click/Tap on the link below

A walk from Mt Korong to Mt Kooyoora jointly hosted by Mt Korong Ecowatch, Wedderburn CMN, Trust for Nature and Nth Central CMA.

Filmed by Kathleen Lee, edited by Kate Lee. Music by Kevin Macleod.

Can you name these birds?

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 8 September, 2015 at 20:05 Comments comments ()

Thanks to Robin Sharp and Joy Hick for these 3 species of small birds which were photographed in and around Korong Vale. Can you identify the scarlet robin, red-capped robin and mistletoe bird?

Eastern Barn Owl harassment

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 31 August, 2015 at 10:20 Comments comments ()

Thanks to Robyn Sharp for the following photos and description.

We were alerted by a couple Council chaps that an owl was being attacked by Ravens & Maggie's.

 We tried to chase off the attackers and catch the Owl but had a lot of difficulty they were going to kill it.

 The Owl managed to go into the paddock out back and the council boys caught it, and took it to the wild life person, Denise, and she took it home to recover.

 Phoned her last night an...

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What do you know about Gazania?

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 31 August, 2015 at 10:00 Comments comments ()



Help make Wedderburn a Gazania-free town!


Gazania plants are a common sight around Central Victoria, including in and around the Wedderburn district. While many people appreciate it for the attractive daisy-like bronze, yellow and orange flowers that appear in Spring and Summer, Gazania is a serious environmental weed and we need your help to stop it spreading in our town.


Native to South Africa, Gazania was originally broug...

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Friends of Kooyoora Annual Wildflower Show

Posted by Wendy on 27 July, 2015 at 0:35 Comments comments ()

On September 19 & 20 we will again be holding our annual Wildflower Show. This year the event will be held at the Inglewood Eucalyptus Museum with the Saturday being a stand-alone day, but Sunday will be in conjunction with the Eucy Heritage Festival, which will include varying kid’s entertainment. The cost for both days will be $5 per adult with children free. Two bus tours will be conducted each day with Saturday having wildflower tours with the morning tour featuring a bird prese...

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Joint Eucy Day

Posted by Wendy on 27 July, 2015 at 0:30 Comments comments ()

MAY 2015 ACTIVITY - Joint Friends of Kooyoora and Wedderburn CMN Eucalyptus Discovery Day

By Wendy Murphy

16 people met at Inglewood in fantastic weather for the joint group trip looking at differing aspects of the eucalyptus harvesting industry. Our first stop was the Bosisto’s blue mallee plantations in Glenalbyn, which were begun in 2012, with over 2.5 million trees now in the ground. Des Lamprell was our guide for the day and gave us a fantastic run down of how the tree...

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Golden Whistler Pair?

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 17 June, 2015 at 19:55 Comments comments ()

Weeks ago the female Golden Whistler paid us a visit but there was no sign of the male, until today, Monday 15th June 2015. As I was out side when he appeared I was only able to get one not so good shot.  After a short while, inside, sitting at the big window there he was again, he came right up to the window and posed, then as quick as he arrived he was gone.

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Barrel Drain Birds Wedderburn

Posted by Barrie Taylor on 25 May, 2015 at 20:45 Comments comments ()

Thanks to Joy Hick for these photos along the barrel drain walking track in Wedderburn. Spiny cheeked honeyeater and a group of white browed babblers, enjoying the pickings of the town greenery prior to the recent welcome rain.