Bringing the birds back

Edgars Creek in Coburg North is undergoing a major transformation. Due to the passion and dedication of the volunteers of Friends of Edgars Creek (FoEC), an active community group established in 2007 to restore and protect Edgars Creek, the creek is coming back to life like never before. Over the past 10 years, the effects …

Mid-winter holiday

From Coburg to Kiama, Dubbo and home again, we chased the sun along the east coast of Australia and central NSW. Our three-week holiday during July began in the pouring rain but then quickly turned to sunny skies as we drove through stunning scenery of the east coast of Victoria and inland NSW. Through National …

Macedon Regional Park

Enjoy a day out in nature and hear only the sound of silence with the faint twittering of birds, that's what Macedon Regional Park offers. Parks Victoria  suggest that this 2,379-hectare park protects forested land and is home to echidnas, koalas, wallabies, wombats, possums and gliders and over 150 bird species. We enjoyed a peaceful Autumnal walk …

Zoo Life

Fighting extinction As we become increasingly aware of the need to slow down and even prevent extinction of the world's animals, there are some great local organisations doing just that. Zoos Victoria are committed to the recovery of 20 native threatened species, as well as broad-based conservation programs in six countries, six grass-roots community conservation …

The National Arboretum

The National Arboretum Canberra is an interesting collection of living trees for scientific, conservation, education and research purposes, created after the area was burnt out from the 2001 and 2003 bushfires. The Arboretum covers a huge 250 hectares and is home to 44,000 trees (104 species) that are rare, endangered and symbolic from Australia and …

High Tea

A very delightful afternoon spent with my husband at the Wedgwood Tea Room, National Art Gallery, Canberra*. To celebrate the Tom Roberts exhibition, the Wedgwood Tea Room offers a range of Australian delicacies. We enjoyed delicious ribbon sandwiches, sweet treats and heavenly buttermilk scones. The Wedgwood Tea Room on level 2 of the Gallery is warm …