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Friends of Wombolano Reserve, Mark and Merrilyn Smith will help you discover and learn about local birds living in Maroondah, and contribute to the global City Nature Challenge.
Mark-and-Merilyn Musk Lorikeet, source bbdown

This is one of many nature discovery activities being held in Maroondah designed to encourage participation in the 2022 City Nature Challenge from Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May.

Discover some of the wild plants, animals, and fungi that are found in and around Maroondah. Come prepared with the iNaturalist app downloaded on your smartphone so your observations can be counted towards Maroondah and Greater Melbourne's statistics in the Challenge. 

Please note you may be walking on uneven ground, encounter stinging or biting insects, tripping hazards such as fallen branches and potholes. Please stick to the trails. 

  • Date: Sunday 1 May, 2022
  • Time: 9am to 10.30am
  • Location: Wombolano Reserve, Ringwood East. Meeting point information will be sent following registration
  • Facilitator: Mark and Merrilyn Smith (Friends of Wombolano Reserve - birds)
  • What to bring: Dress for expected weather, closed toe footwear for uneven ground, smartphone, binoculars and morning tea to have after nature walk.

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Please note there is a maximum of 15 participants. Please complete a new booking for each participant. 

Cancellation of event subject to weather forecast - heavy rain, strong winds, thunderstorms.

Making observations

The following handbook will help to guide you through making and recording observations. 

Our iNaturalist guide includes information on: 

  • How to set up your iNaturalist account
  • Learning how to use iNaturalist
  • Tips and hints on making observations

Download the Guide to using iNaturalist  (pdf, 298KB)

Date and Time

  • Sunday, 01 May 2022 - 9.00AM to 10.30AM
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Registration numbers are limited. 

In the event of severe weather being forecast (eg. heavy rain, strong winds, thunderstorms), this event may be cancelled. We will use registration details to notify of event cancellation or any change of event details. 

Please note public toilets will be opening at 10am at this location. 



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