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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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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