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Fact files

The following fact files will help you learn more about some of Victoria’s native plants and animals.

Animals


Australian Fur Seal


Brushtail Possum


Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Emu

Freckled Duck

Hooded Plover

Crimson Rosella

Koala

Superb Lyrebird
   

Eastern Ground Parrot  

Eastern Ground Parrot


Spotted Tail Quoll


Weedy Seadragon

 

 

 

Plants


Common Heath

Golden Wattle

Grass Tree

Mountain Ash

Victorian Orchids

Other fact sheets

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries provides fact sheets for:

Other websites with excellent information about individual species include:

  • Museum Victoria's Online field guide covers most animals that you will find in Victoria
  • The Atlas of Living Australia provides information about most Australian plants and wildlife including species information, images, distribution maps and more
  • Birdlife Australia provides excellent information about Australian birds
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Park and forest track conditions looking good

28 Oct 2014

Hundreds of forest and park tracks and roads across Victoria will re-open in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend - starting on Saturday 1 November 2014. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Planning Manager Tony Dowler said: “Roads and tracks are closed temporarily to protect them from damage during…

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Summer No Frills Friday

28 Nov 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm

Fun, low key Mountain Bike racing suitable for beginner racers and juniors (13yrs and over)

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Westerfolds parkrun

29 Nov 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Portsea Craft Market

30 Nov 2014 9:00am-2:00pm

Located in one of the Victoria's most picturesque settings, Point Nepean near Portsea. Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market that specialises on local produce and home made wares. There is something for everyone from old world to modern contemporary, a labyrinth of unique…

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

3 Dec 2014

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…