White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii). Photo by Peter RobertsonWhite s skinkA regionally highly significant remnant population of White's Skink (Liopholis whitii) was discovered in the old rubble dump site in Royal Park West in the 1990s.

The site was reclaimed, replanted to provide an open, grassy area with rocks and logs providing basking sites and shelter for the skinks, and burrowing sites underneath. Native grasses attract ants that the skinks feed on, as well as other small invertebrates and small berries of ruby saltbush (Enchylaena tomentose). 

The skinks have been monitored by expert ecologist Peter Robertson over a number of years.

White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii).  Royal Park has a regionally significant population of this small lizard.

 


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Meetings

General Meetings of the Friends of Royal Park are held on the first Tuesday of alternate months, at 7:30pm in the Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park, 162 Gatehouse St, Parkville (Royal Parade end).  The meeting dates for 2018 are:

  • February 6
  • April 10 – as April 3 is Easter Tues
  • June 5
  • August 7
  • October 2
  • December 4

All members and visitors welcome.

 

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