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Nillumbik Shire Council

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Nillumbik is a semi-rural environment which is home to a beautiful range of indigenous flora, fauna and habitats. Areas of remnant vegetation are somewhat representative to those prior to European settlement. A large proportion of Nillumbik is covered with remnant indigenous vegetation in a range of types, condition and varying conservation status. The main types of vegetation found are Grassy Dry Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, Heathy Dry Forest, and Herb-rich Foothill Forest. Nillumbik supports a high proportion of threatened fauna species, with approximately 72 species listed as threatened in Victoria and 12 listed as threatened in Australia. This includes an important population of Brush-tailed Phascogale as well as some of the only populations of Eltham Copper Butterfly. The Shire supports resident populations of several threatened bird species such as Powerful Owl and Barking Owl and is also occasionally visited by threatened migratory birds such as the Lewin's Rail, Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater.

  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting Symmomus Rush-skipper

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2019
    Kim Tarpey 22 February 2019
    Trapezites symmomus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Trapezites: symmomus
    Common Names: Butterfly, Hesperiids, Symmomus Skipper
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    Symmomus Rush-skipper

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2019
    Kangaroo Ground - st Andrews Road Panton Hill 3759 Victoria

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    Sighting Native bullrush - (Orientalis).

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    Sighted 11 Feb 2019
    Kim Tarpey 16 February 2019
    Typha orientalis
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    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Monocotyledoneae: Poales: Typhaceae: Typha: orientalis
    Common Names: Typha family, Flags, Broadleaf Cumbungi, Broad-leaved Cumbungi, Cumbungi, Bulrush, Cat's-tail, Reed-mace
    Kim Tarpey says

    There is some Carex appressa in this shot too.

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    Native bullrush - (Orientalis).

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    Sighted 11 Feb 2019
    Entrance to the Wimbi track. Long gully Road, Panton Hill, Vic 3759

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    Sighting Native bullrushes

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    Sighted 11 Feb 2019
    Kim Tarpey 16 February 2019
    Typha domingensis
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    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Monocotyledoneae: Poales: Typhaceae: Typha: domingensis
    Common Names: Typha family, Cumbungi, Narrow-leaved Cumbungi, Bulrush, Narrow-leaved Bulrush, Narrowleaf Cumbungi, Bullrush, Reedmace
    Kim Tarpey says

    Growing alongside Orientalis by Motschall's Bridge at the entrance to the Wimbi Track.

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    Native bullrushes

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    Sighted 11 Feb 2019
    Entrance to the Wimbi Track - Long Gully Rd, Panton Hill, Vic 3759

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  • Kim Tarpey identified a sighting

    Sighting Phalaenoides glycinae

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    Sighted 12 Feb 2019
    Kim Tarpey 15 February 2019
    Phalaenoides glycinae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Phalaenoides: glycinae
    Common Names: Moths, Noctuids, grapevine moth
    Kim Tarpey says

    A fellow difficult to photograph, taking off if you get too close. Managed to sneak up on it from around the corner of the house. Seen here resting for a moment by Wonga vine. Also hangs around Passion vine.

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  • Kim Tarpey added a sighting

    Phalaenoides glycinae

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    Sighted 12 Feb 2019
    Kangaroo Ground - st Andrews road, Panton Hill 3759

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    Sighting Coarse Dodder-laurel

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    Sighted 12 Feb 2019
    Kim Tarpey 12 February 2019
    Cassytha melantha
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    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Dicotyledons: Laurales: Lauraceae: Cassytha: melantha
    Common Names: Laurel family, Devil's Twine, Coarse Dodder-laurel, Mallee Strangle-vine, Slender Dodder-laurel, Tangled Dodder-laurel, Dodder
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    Coarse Dodder-laurel

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    Sighted 12 Feb 2019
    The Wimbi Track, Panton Hill Victoria 3759

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