First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) – Frog prsentation

First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) is pleased to invite you to a presentation by David De Angelis from LaTrobe University /Abzeco (Applied Botany, Zoology & Ecological Consulting).

David has extensive field experience working with frogs such as the Growling Grass Frog (see image), and will provide information and tips on observing native frogs, and other related information.

The presentation will be held in Room 4 of the Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood, 3134. Start time is 8:00 pm on Thursday 12th April. The Presentation will be preceded by a short FFDC Committee meeting starting at 7:30 pm.

Please RSVP to ffdc1999 at gmail .com if you are coming along.

Growling Grass Frog
(Litoria raniformis).Photo by Geoff Heard, University of Melbourne.

David has a Bachelor of Biological Science with Honours from La Trobe University. He has experience in flora and fauna survey, bushland management and education through involvement with the Mullum Mullum Festival, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria and the Field Naturalist Society of La Trobe University.

While with Abzeco, David has worked on a range of restoration projects and written several reports on land management, flora and fauna survey and Biodiveristy Assessments. He is particularly interested in the conservation management of reptiles and frogs, having surveyed for several threatened species including the Growling Grass Frog, Southern Toadlet, Striped Legless Lizard, Hooded Scaly-foot, Grassland Earless Dragon and Swamp Skink.

Much of David’s targeted fieldwork has been based in the Mallee and East Gippsland, and he has experience with a range of fauna monitoring techniques including radio tracking, camera trapping and mark-recapture.

EAFE (Eastern Action for the Environment)

Dear EAFE members and friends,
You are invited to an EAFE (Eastern Action for the Environment) social get-together on Sunday 29 April2-4 pm.
This year is shaping up as politically and environmentally challenging.
We’ve done some great work in the past. Now we need to power up towards some strong actions prior to the State Elections late this year (and who knows, a federal one too?)
We’d love to get together with you all, maybe welcome some new members, share some of the highs of the last year’s campaigns, and get energised towards the committed actions needed later in the year.
But primarily this is a time to relax, to chat, share a cuppa with like-minded people, and get to know each other better.
small plate to share would be appreciated, and a keep cup if you have one, but we’d especially like to see new faces, so feel free to bring along a friend or neighbour whom you think may be interested in what we do.
We do hope you can come.
Please contact Heathmont Bushcare for full details of the event.
Regards
Gwyn Davies
on behalf of EAFE (Eastern Action for the Environment)

CRIPS NEWS

Hi All

Just a reminder that there will be no volunteer sessions on Public Holidays so the nursery will be closed Friday 30th March and there will be no Monday Mornings in the Reserves on the 2nd April. We will be open Saturday 31st March for Sales 10am-1pm. Wednesday 25th is also a public holiday so there will be no volunteer session then.

We are in the process of producing the Autumn newsletter if you have anything that you would like to contribute please contact Linda –  lhibbs at ihug.com.au by April 7th.

Thursday 12th April 7:30 pm First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) is pleased to invite you to a presentation by David De Angelis from LaTrobe University /Abzeco (Applied Botany, Zoology & Ecological Consulting). 

David has extensive field experience working with frogs such as the Growling Grass Frog (see image), and will provide information and tips on observing native frogs, and other related information.

The presentation will be held in Room 4 of the Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood, 3134. Start time is 8:00 pm on. The Presentation will be preceded by a short FFDC Committee meeting.

Please RSVP to ffdc1999 at gmail.com if you are coming along.