BFS Landcare has been awarded an $8,580 Environmental and Sustainability Grant by the City of Greater Geelong.
BFS Landcare members completed the Honey Woodland Bio-link in September 2021. We hope this bio-link will extend the habitat of indigenous flora and fauna, and enable them to travel south cross-country to grassy woodlands near the Barwon River. This extension of their habitat and food supply should help ensure their survival.
The eastern end of Red Gum Reserve, where Primrose Creek meets the bluestone bridge, is the remaining section to be revegetated and was ripe for restoration.
The creek bed and banks were littered and clogged with exotics, olive trees, cork elm trees and phalaris.
23 February 2021
As part of our Lower Moorabool Bio-link Project Biodiversity Grant, expert bird observers and volunteers have been performing regular bird surveys in the Dog Rocks Flora and Fauna Sanctuary and the Honey Woodland.
The aim is to collect data to monitor the responses of woodland birds to the establishment of the bio-link and its interaction with remnant bush.
18 September 2020
We are very pleased to see a pair of Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) returning to nest in our Ironbark Eucalyptus and finding a welcoming habitat there.
Tawny Frogmouths have been sighted in the nearby Red Gum Reserve as the revegetation there matures. These unique nocturnal birds can be found across almost the entire Australian continent.