Monday, May 30, 2011

Small native mammals of Cape Liptrap

An Eastern Pigmy Possum photographed at a project site at Bear Gully, sheltering in a bedEveryone is familiar with the larger native mammals of Cape Liptrap – koalas, wombats, echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies

However there are many more creatures that are largely unknown

Find out about some of these animals:

  • What they look like
  • Where they may live
  • What they eat
  • How you can help them survive.

Guest speaker: Jim Reside, a wildlife expert with 30 years experience of surveying & monitoring wildlife in Gippsland

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Thursday 9 June 2011
Tarwin Lower Community Centre

This bat came into a Walkerville house Contact to register and for more



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Surf Diatom Blooms


IMGP6486 The cold weather often bring extensive surf diatom blooms to the waves along Venus Bay. The strong winds have been whipping up plenty of foam to help the blooms spread. The surf diatom and a very large number of small crustaceans washed up overnight are likely to make great food source for the grazing shellfish under the sand. That is if there are enough pipis left!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Foam & More Foam


Today the swells as pounding in, the wind almost gale force but the waves do not appear to be eroding the dunes (they might tonight with a high tide corresponding with a low pressure and very strong onshore winds). What is most amazing is the surf foam racing across the sand and on up the dunes.