Heathmont Bushcare working bees cancelled

In light of the Covid-19 Virus and Stage 3 restrictions no further working bees will be held until further notice. Please take care everyone and we look forward to gathering again in the near future.

Hope you and family well.


Roger Lord 
Team Leader Environmental Planning 
Maroondah City Council  Braeside Ave Ringwood
T 03 9298 4422 | M 0428 161 685 | F 03 9298 4345

Heathmont Bushcare at Local Sustainability Fair

Last Sunday 9th Feb, Heathmont Bushcare had a presence at the Local Sustainability Fair  which was sponsored by Transition Towns Maroondah. The fair attracted a sizeable number of people keen to learn more about how we can all lead more sustainable lives, and about what local people and businesses are doing to lessen their impact on the planet. Heathmont Bushcare’s stall was one of many and drew a constant stream of people interested to discover more about the work that we do in making Heathmont an even better place to live. Many were also keen to see how many of the insects, commonly found in the Heathmont area, that they could identify and what they could do to help establish insect friendly environments. You can also test yourself – see below! Many thanks to Gwyn for organising Heathmont Bushcare’s presence at this fair and for everyone who assisted on the day.

How many of the insects pictured here can you identify??

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Insects – Links on how to help and answers to the identification quiz above.




Art and Ecology with Aviva Reed

Saturday 7 December, 10:30 to 12:30pm
Ages 7+  Tickets: $5
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
32 Greenwoood Ave, Ringwood

As part of the R & M McGivern Prize exhibition The Anthropocene kids can join artist Aviva Reed in a collaborative art/ ecology workshop. Learn about what connects us with the environment and each other as a way to build a stronger, healthier and happier world. Learn about ecologies by making art with watercolour, charcoal and paper and take home your very own creations!

Art and Ecology Flyer

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BGIRY
Ph: 9298 4553

The R & M McGivern Prize is on at Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery and ArtSpace at Realm from 23 November 2019 to 1 February 2020.

Heathmont Bushcare is turning 25!

Hold the date!!

Come celebrate 25 years of Heathmont Bushcare at Federation Estate (Ringwood) on Sunday 15 December 2019 between 12.00 – 4.00PM.

Lunch and drinks will be served.

To mark the occasion, please think about sharing your Heathmont Bushcare story(ies) and photos (if you have any).


RSVP: Please email Roger.Lord@maroondah.vic.gov.au to confirm your attendance and advise of any special dietary requirements before the 9th December.  Also, please email me your photos before this date.


Roger Lord