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A big thank you to those who visited the Indoor Forest for the 'Wildlife Biodiversity Tour' during the school holidays.

It was a great success and we will definitely be repeating this Tour during school holidays in the future. We would also like to expand on the tours available for visitors to Warburton so we will keep you posted on that one! 

In the meantime the Indoor Forest remains available to groups of 8+ persons by appointment at anytime. If you would like to make a booking or discuss options please give me a call on 0409493721

September Holiday Indoor Forest -  Wildlife Biodiversity Tours:  

Week 1: Wednesday 27 to Sunday 1 October   

Week 2: Wednesday 4 October to Sunday 8 October

 Tour times:  

To be announced

Where:

The Waterwheel 3400 Warburton Hwy, Warburton Vic 3799

How:  

Please arrive 15 min prior to the Tour commencement … or

if you wish to book please phone Kim on 0409493721

Cost:

$5.00 per person : Duration  45 minutes to 1 hour

Children under 12 years must be supervised by an adult

Please download the Wildlife Biodiversity Tour information below.

 

2017 Winter Wildlife Biodiversity Tour:-

Flyer:  

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Description:  2017 Indoor Forest Tour Description.pdf  

 

The Wildlife Biodiversity Tour offers a unique experience connecting wildlife with their habitats and conservation. These animals are a valuable educational resource, providing an opportunity for individuals to observe physical characteristics of species that they would otherwise be unable to see while learning about behaviour, distribution, habitats, life cycle/development, threats and endangered species.

 

For all bookings please phone Kim on 0409 493 721    

 

We support:

Friends of the Leadbeater's possum

Warburton Habitat Tree is an active member of the Friends of the Leadbeater's Possum,with myself and numerous staff also volunteering where possible with feeding, stag watching, habitat restoration and planting. Victoria's tiny Faunal Emblem lost 43% of it's habitat during the Black Saturday Fires in 2009 and has since been uplisted from endangered to critically endangered - the last threatened classification listing before becoming extinct in the wild. The Leadbeater's Possum was declared extinct in the 1950's having not been sighted since 1909, but was rediscovered in the Central Highlands in 1961. With an increasing fire frequency and severity; and the continued clear-fell logging of Victoria's native forests, today the Leadbeater's Possum  needs us more than ever with conservation efforts proving to be very challenging. To learn more, become a member or volunteer please follow the link: http://www.leadbeaters.org.au

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater

The Helmeted Honeyeater is the Victorian Bird emblem, is the only bird endemic to Victoria and is critically endangered. Its numbers reduced to a critical low of 50 birds in the wild prior to the establishment of this successful friends group.The group is based at the Yellingbow Nature Conservation Reserve and is always looking for new support. If you would like to learn more, or get active and take action, then please follow the link: http://www.helmetedhoneyeater.org.au

Upper Yarra Museum

The Upper Yarra Historical Society are the volunteer group responsible for managing and running the Upper Yarra Museum. The 1882 Yarra Junction Railway Station is the site for the museum and home to many relics, artifacts, photo's and documents from days gone by. The Upper Yarra Valley, its people, and in particular, the Yarra River, forests and landscapes have endured much change since early settlement. This resource is a huge asset for education with a strong relationship between history and the environment. Informed decisions, for healthy choices towards a sustainable future! If you wish to learn more about the Upper Yarra Museum, then please follow the link: http://www.upperyarramuseum.org.au  

Ethical Paper Pledge

Warburton Habitat Tree is a Registered Business on the Wilderness Society's 'Ethical Paper Pledge'. In signing this we committ to using only 100% recycled paper and show our opposition to the logging of native forests for paper. Loss of native forest habitat is the number 1 reason for many of our victorian native species being on the Threatened Species List. If you wish to sign up as an individual or business then please follow the link:  http://www.ethicalpaper.com.au

 

Enquiries and bookings
Contact: Kim Robinson
Ph: 0409 493 721


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