Grasslands threatened species project
Victoria's critically endangered native grasslands are home to many threatened species that need careful monitoring if we are to ensure their future survival.
As part of that work our NatureWatch volunteers help search for threatened species such as the Golden Sun Moth and Striped Legless Lizard, making an important contribution to nature conservation in Victoria.
Our grassland threatened species project takes place from September to January and is an excellent way for you to contribute to understanding these important species.
It's also a great way to experience wildlife in Melbourne's suburbs!
Since 2008 our volunteers have been counting Golden Sun Moths, recording Growling Grass frogs, finding Plains Yam Daisies and Striped Legless Lizards. The data they collect is reported back to land managers.
The project has been developed with Biosis Research, Victoria University, Merri Creek Management Committee and Parks Victoria.
If you would like to get involved or have further questions about the project please email program co-ordinator Caitlin or phone (03) 9341 6510.
Friends of Merri Creek and Merri Creek Management Committee offer similar monitoring opportunities in grasslands to Melbourne's north. To find out more visit the what's on section of their website.