Merri Creek Management Committee

Yellow Ochre butterflyIn November 2016 MCMC’s Ecological Restoration Planner, Brian Bainbridge, discovered a butterfly only known from a handful of sites in Victoria! The Yellow Ochre Butterfly Trapezites lutea, sometimes called the Rare White-spot Skipper, doesn’t travel far and is probably breeding on Wattle-mat Rush, Lomandra filiformis. It was seen at Heathcote Junction while MCMC staff were re-establishing native grasses after disturbance from a pipeline project. This is 20 kilometres from the nearest record for the Yellow Ochre Butterfly in Broadford. Read more.

Merri Events Calendar

24 Feb 2018;
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Autumn Waterbug Census training

25 Feb 2018;
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Friends of Merri Creek Bird Survey 1 for 2018 (continued)

03 Mar 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Litter Clean-up

04 Mar 2018;
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing and Waterbug census

04 Mar 2018;
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Clean Up Australia Day

04 Mar 2018;
09:15AM - 11:30AM
Bus tour: Exploring Unique Galada Tamboore Grasslands