Working Bee – Remnant Area 16 May

The plan for the next working bee with Serco, Royal Park Protection Group  and Friends of Royal Park is to do some weeding work/ Cassinia removal in the Bren’s Drive Remnant.

Where : Bren’s Drive Remnant Area

Meet at: Southern side of Urban Camp. (that way the SNHC carpark can be used).

When : 16 May 2018 at 10am

BYO Gardening gloves

Working Bee – Remnant Area

The next working session will be at the remnant vegetation area completing tasks from last month.

Date: Wednesday April 18th

Time: 10am-12noon

Location: Meet at Ross Straw Pavilion, access from Manningham St, Parkville West.

BYO gardening gloves

Flemington Market

Our next day at the Flemington Market will be Sunday April 15th.

If you can spare some time between 9am and 1pm please let Anne know.

It is an opportunity to talk to people about the park.

Royal Park Transport Assessment

We have been invited to attend the Friends of Royal Park meeting when Sam Cremean will talk about the study the City of Melbourne is undertaking of all the transport modes in and around the park.

The Royal Park Transport Assessment will be a technical report, exploring current and forecasting future people movement and visitation in all modes of transport to Royal Park. It will provide evidence (including, but not limited to, data collection and analysis), best practice examples and a framework for decision making and will be used to inform policy, management and future improvements to the park.

Date: Tuesday April 10th

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Walmsley House 161 Gatehouse Street Parkville

If you plan to come please let me know

Bird Survey – FoRP

Friends of Royal Park are holding a late summer Bird Survey.

Binoculars and field guides provided.  All welcome.

Date: Sunday April 8th

Time: 9am – 11am

Meet at: Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands carpark, Oak St, Parkville West.

General Members Meeting 22nd March

Special Meeting – Plan Ahead, Put it in Your Diary!!

We are able to confirm that Roch Desmier de Chenon will be the speaker at our General meeting on 22nd March.

Roch will talk to us about native bees.  Roch is an internationally recognised entomologist and former Professor of Entomology

If you were able to attend the Insect survey you will have met Roch as he introduced us to the bees in the native garden.

Date: Thursday March 22nd

Time: 7pm

Where: Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, 161 Gatehouse Street Parkville

Do join us for a most informative evening and a light supper.

A Poem for our Park…..

If in New York the cry would be

Leave our park alone; it belongs to me.

We seem so lax and careless too

In stopping developers from what they would do.

This amazing space that is Royal Park

Must be saved from intentions dark.

Our forebears had vision, they set aside

this great open space; acclaimed with pride.

But each development project whatever its worth

Willingly claims this supposed free earth.

But parkland is priceless; of value so great

We must stand up to secure its fate.

Use your park; join a group; speak up for its future

Remember our lives are inextricably linked to open space and nature.

……with thanks to Anne Phefley

Insect Survey 25 Nov 10am

Do you want to know more about our native bees?

Come along to an insect survey on:
When : SATURDAY NOV 25TH, 10am-12noon
Meet : Walmsley House – Australian Native Garden Royal Park 161 Gatehouse St Parkville

ALL WELCOME (See brochure)

Hosted by Friends of Royal Park, Parkville and Serco