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December 2017
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. 
November 2017
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.
* NEW 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
October 2017
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. 
Sun 15 October  First Royal Park ‘Hollowblitz’, 5:30-7:30pm.  Meeting place will be advised on registration, go to
‘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.
For further information about the Royal Park events, please contact the Secretary  or check Friends of Royal Park Facebook page.


Contact Us

Post: Friends of Royal Park, Parkville Inc

PO Box 197, Parkville VIC 3052



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Friends of Royal Park meet every 2 months, usually at the Walmsley House (Australian Native Gardens), 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville.  Melway 2B B4.  Tram No. 19

Our next meeting is the Annual General Meeting for 2017.  The AGM will be held on Tuesday 3rd October, at 7.30 PM in the Walmsley House (see directions above).  Our Guest Speaker will be Farley Connelly, Ph D Candidate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Melbourne.  The topic of his talk will be "Magpies".   


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