Breakfast with the Birds, SUN 23 OCT 2022, 9:00am

To celebrate National Bird Week this month, the City of Stonnington is hosting a special free “Breakfast with the Birds event” at Glen Iris Wetlands on Sunday 23 October. Join local bird experts on a bird discovery tour to learn about the diverse birdlife that frequent the wetlands – and enjoy some delicious brekky too! Book your place …

Gardiners Creek Guided Walk for ACF – Deakin Community

In August 2022, FoGCV was invited to attend a guided walk along Gardiners Creek organised by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Deakin Community with guide Neville Walsh. Neville Walsh is a recently retired senior botanist from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. About 35 people attended. It was pleasing that the extensive achievements of FoGCV over …

Kookaburra

SITS IN THE OLD GUM TREE Laughing Kookaburra, Glenburn Bend Park 2022                            Photo by George Fernando We are seeing Kookaburras along Gardiners Creek, Glen Iris after a long absence. It is always a heart-warming sight to see these birds and listen to their noisy laughing call, so well-known by everybody. I have been seeing a …

Get your hands on the FOGCV newsletter!

We’ve been producing a quarterly newsletter for our members for many years. These are always a great way to see the wildlife that’s been spotted along Gardiners Creek, stay in touch with local community initiatives and learn intriguing facts about the environment and how to keep it luscious! We don’t want you to miss out! …

Gardiners Creek Nature Trail

A Gardiners Creek Nature Trail is proposed to highlight natural features, distinctive trees and plants and the history of Gardiners Creek. The Gardiners Creek Nature Trail will be designed as a series of fractals with multiple start and end points adjacent to high pedestrian traffic locations along its length. The Gardiners Creek Nature Trail will …

Temporal eel trap style Litter Trap for Gardiners Creek

This project is a collaboration with Friends of Gardiners Creek Valley led by Sarah Naarden in the City of Stonington Environmental Champions Group. It is set up to champion Indigenous Community Engagement for the Kooyongkoot Masterplan in an Environmental design studio with Monash University. We propose to bio-remediate or filter the water toxins including invisible …

The Bridges of John Monash over Gardiners Creek

The Black Bridge, Melway Map 69 B1, on the Outer Circle Railway opened in 1890. The Black Bridge was a wooden trestle bridge. John Monash was the chief engineer for the Outer Circle Railway. The Black Bridge was dismantled during WWII. https://en-gb.facebook.com/Past2Present1/photos/a.718458668183372.1073741954.606892929339947/718966651465907/ The Glenferrie Road Bridge, Melway Map 59 D3, was widened by John Monash …