Flynns Creek Marshall Dean and Dan Cook

Buffering the Lakes

A vegetation corridor along Flynns Creek from the Eastern Strzeleckis down to the Latrobe River might not only provide wildlife easy passage through farm land but will also help filter water that ultimately reaches the Gippsland Lakes. Flynns Creek, located between Rosedale and Traralgon, flows through farm land in a northerly direction to the Latrobe

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Fairy Tern Chick

The reTERN of the birds! Migratory species flock to the Lakes

When you spend time on the Gippsland Lakes this October and November, you will be sharing the shore with masses of birds that have returned to the area after their spring migrations. Some will have travelled from as far afield as Siberia or China, where they have prepared for their flight throughout our winter, feasting

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Parks Victoria Macleod Morass (29)

Ibis – please don’t let me be misunderstood!

About 3,500 Ibis are currently nesting at Macleod Morass, creating a cocoon of chaos around their incredibly cute, fluffy chicks, as they go about the daily business of ensuring their successful path to adulthood. BirdLife Australia’s Project Officer for East Gippsland, Deb Sullivan, is working hard on a project with her team to monitor the

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Green and Golden Bell Frog

Spring a flurry on activity at the Gippsland Lakes

When they say that spring has sprung, they aren’t kidding! The welcome transition from winter to spring brings a burst of activity and the plants and animals around the Gippsland Lakes literally “spring” back into life as the weather warms up. It makes perfect sense, then, to celebrate Biodiversity Month in spring when the variety

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Dolphins enjoy a healthy Gippsland Lakes environment

Watching the Burrunan

Researchers from the Marine Mammal Foundation are currently at the Gippsland Lakes researching the Burrunan dolphin and noting the number of dolphins, interactions with boats and dolphin behaviour. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb from the Marine Mammal Foundation said the Gippsland Lakes is home to a small population of only 63 dolphins, which doubles in population size

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