What's On in Royal Park
Wednesday June 20, 10am-12noon - Working Bee - plant propagation. Meet at Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville. All welcome. If you require reading glasses, bring them, as you will need to be able to see fine details.
Tuesday June 5 at 7:30pm, General Meeting, Walmsley House, ANG, Royal Park, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville. RPPG will join FoRP for a presentation and discussion on Understorey and Ground Cover Planting Opportunities in Royal Park - by Dr. Nick Williams, University of Melbourne, Burnley and Lee Harrison, Urban Forest & Ecology Team, City of Melbourne. All welcome.
For further information about the Royal Park events, please contact the Secretary or check Friends of Royal Park Facebook page.
Wednesday May 16, 10am-12noon, Working Bee, Brens Drive Remnant Vegetation Site. Meet at Urban Camp, Brens Drive; parking in SNHC car park or in Manningham St/Southgate St end. BYO garden gloves. Morning tea provided.
Sunday May 27 - Early Winter Bird Survey, 9am -11am. Meet in the Trin Warren Tam-boore wetlands car park. Leader Chris Nicholson. Binoculars and guides provided. Important note: Access for vehicles will only be from Oak St (via Poplar Rd or Park St) as Manningham St will be blocked for asphalting works. Cycling or walking unaffected – use usual routes through Royal Park.
Sunday 8 April, Autumn Bird Survey, 9 - 11am. Meet at the Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands car park, Oak St, Parkville West. Binoculars and field guides provided. All welcome.
Tuesday 10 April, Friends of Royal Park Meeting, 7.30pm. At Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville. All welcome.
Wednesday 18 April, Working Bee, 10am - 12noon. Continuing our work in the southern end of the Remnant Native Vegetation site. Meet at the end of the driveway off Manningham St (at children’s playground). Follow signs.
Tuesday 20 Mar, 10am - 12 noon Working Bee. Meet at the Ross Straw Pavilion, access off Manningham St, Parkville West. We will be working in the Remnant Native Vegetation Site. BYO gardening gloves.
Thursday 22 Mar, 7pm at the Walmsley House. Native Bees will be the subject of a talk by Roch Desmier de Chenon, hosted by the Royal Park Protection Group. All welcome.
Sunday 4 Feb -Late Summer Bird Survey, 9am-11am. Meet at Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands car park, ten minutes prior to start. Binoculars and guidebooks supplied.
Wednesday 21 Feb, 10am-12noon - Mini Working Bee for seed collecting. Meet Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville. Tim Tams for morning tea afterward. All welcome. Invite your friends, family, neighbours to participate in an environmentally friendly social activity.
Sunday 3 December FoRP Early Summer Bird Survey, 9am-11am. Meet at Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands car park, ten minutes prior to start. Binoculars and guidebooks supplied.
Fri 3 November Third Royal Park ‘Hollowblitz’, 5:30-7:30pm. For details see Sun 15 October notice.
Sat 4 November Fourth and final Royal Park ‘Hollowblitz’, 5:30-7:30pm. For details see Sun 15 October notice.
Sat 25 November - Royal Park Insect Survey 10:00 am-12 noon. Leader Roch Desmier de Chenon, FoRP member and former Professor of Entomology. Meet at the Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park (161 Gatehouse St, Parkville). Royal Park has a thousand insect species, including many native bees. So, come join in learning about our native bees and the plants they visit. All welcome. Contact for further information: Chris, Royal Park Officer mob 0437 925 553
Tues 3 October FoRP AGM 7:30 pm, Walmsley House, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville. Guest speaker: Farley Connelly “Magpies” All welcome.
Sun 8 October
10am-1pm Waterwatch Waterbug Census
on the Merri Creek; a second census will be held on Sun 29 October. It is essential to register as some pre-requisite training may be necessary. Contact
or tel 9380 8199.
Sat 14 October ‘Grasses of Royal Park’ Walk Talk Gawk, leader Chris Nicholson, Royal Park Officer. Meet 10am, Walmsley House, ANG Royal Park (161 Gatehouse St, Parkville.
Sun 15 October FoRP Spring Bird Survey, 9am-11am. Meet at Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands car park, ten minutes prior to start. Binoculars and guidebooks supplied.
‘Hollowblitz’ is a citizen science program being set up by the Melbourne City Council in conjunction with Birdlife Australia and supported by Friends of Royal Park. Its aims are to locate and document nesting birds in hollows in Royal Park as well as in four other city parks. Four visits to a specific habitat area in the same park will be undertaken on Oct 15, Oct 16, Nov 3 and Nov 4. The survey time has been chosen to coincide with when birds would be returning to their nests. In addition, a special seminar will be held on Oct 18. All interested members of the public are invited to participate.
Mon 16 October Second Royal Park Hollowblitz, 5:30-7:30pm. For details see Sun 15 October notice above.
Wed 18 October ‘Hollowblitz’ Seminar, 6-8pm, Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall. Participants from CoM, Birdlife Australia, University of Melbourne, Arthur Rylah Institute, plus others. All welcome.
Sat 28 October FoRP/RPPG Planting in Australian Native Garden. Meet 10am, Walmsley House. BYO gardening gloves.