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Biodiversity in Glen Eira

Learn about the insects, butterflies, birds and frogs that call Glen Eira home and what you can do to protect their habitat.

Glen Eira is situated within the Sandbelt region and once contained large areas of grassy woodland with patches of heathland and many wetlands. There were once more than 800 plant species supporting a large variety of birds, butterflies, insects, frogs, fish and possums.

Sadly, Glen Eira’s biodiversity has been greatly impacted by urbanisation and the introduction of exotic plant species. Despite these challenges, many species of fauna have survived and make their homes in our backyards, parks, schools and other areas of privately owned land.

At this event, you will:

  • learn about the fauna that call Glen Eira home;
  • find out what you can do to protect and enhance Glen Eira’s biodiversity; and
  • go for a nature walk and observe insects, butterflies and birds.

This event is part of Nature Next Door — a citizen science program that aims to bring the community together to learn about and celebrate our natural environment. 

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Summer showcase: works from Council’s art collection

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