Monday 14 May, 2012
The Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) is a dark grey and black water bird with a red facial shield and a yellow tipped bill. An adult bird is usually 35-38cm. Young birds are duller brown colour.
They are found throughout Victoria and Eastern and South-western Australia. The Dusky Moorhen lives in wetlands, swamps and rivers and artificial waterways. It builds a shallow platform nest made of reeds and other water plants.
Dusky Moorhens feed on algae, wetland plants, grasses, seeds and invertebrates.
Two or more females lay their eggs in the same nest and all members of the group help to incubate the eggs and feed the young.
For further information
Pizzey, G. and Knight, F. 1997. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
Attenborough, D. 1998 The Life of Birds. BBC Books, London.
26 May 2013 10:00am - 23 Jun 2013 2:30pm
This course is an Advanced course for Botanical Drawing and Painting. Develop observation skills and learn about tonal values, pencil and ink rendering, composition, colour, watercolour and gouache' Explore, develop and understand a variety of techniques to create your own detailed botanical studies. Time: Sundays 26 May - 23 June, 5 x 4.5 hours = 20 …
1 Jul 2013 9:00am - 28 Jul 2013 5:00pm
View some inspiring works of art and photography developed by students from Rosebud Secondary College, under the guidance of local artist mentors, during a recent immersive youth arts workshop at Point Nepean. Artwork is on show daily between 9am and 5pm at Hospital 3 within the Quarantine Station. iConnect - Young …
5 Jul 2013 10:00am-11:30am
Come along and explore some of the wonderful walking trails at Brimbank Park. Enjoy a Heart Foundation walk, and the opportunity to take in the unique beauty of the park and it’s resident plants and animals. Meet: Outside the Visitor Centre (Leaping Lizard Café)
8 Jul 2013 3:00pm-4:00pm
This historical tour provides a unique opportunity to view a cave that is rarely open to the public and is part of the same cave system as the Royal and the Fairy show caves. Lit only by solar-powered pathway lights, you are provided with a helmet and headlight to view …