Monday 14 May, 2012
Grass trees (Xanthorrhoea australis, Xanthorrhoea minor) have a rough black trunk which only starts appearing after many years of growth. They have long narrow leaves clustered at the top of the trunk with cream or white flowers massed in a thick spike which can be up to 3 metres long.
A wide range of lizards and insects shelter in the plant's massive foliage and the flowering spear of the plant attracts nectar feeding birds, bees, ants, and butterflies.
Grass trees occur in coastal heaths, wet and dry forests throughout most of Victoria. They are very slow growing and can live up to 600 years
Grass trees often produce flower spikes simultaneously after fire.
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 …
19 Jun 2013 5:15pm-6:15pm
The bat count is held once a month at dusk when the whole colony of 10,000 -20,000 bats fly out to feed around Melbourne’s suburbs. New counters are very welcome and much appreciated. Experience is not necessary as training is provided on the night. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, dress …
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 …
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 …