Friends of Bungalook Conservation Reserves

End of Ormond Place, Kilsyth South
2nd Saturday of each month (except January)
9.30 am – lunchtime
Saturday 13th July 2024, 9.30 am
Saturday 10th August 2024, 9.30 am
Graeme Lorimer
0403 229 862
RSVP by 8 pm Friday

Working bees

The monthly working bee at Bungalook Conservation Reserves is held at 9:30 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month (except January). The meeting place is outside the gate at the eastern end of Ormond Place, Kilsyth South (map). The morning usually consists of an informative walk, weed removal, litter collection and morning tea around 11 am. Other occasional activities include revegetation and environmental monitoring. Photos from working bees are regularly posted on Facebook.

Contact Graeme Lorimer for details on 0403 229 862 or email Please RSVP by 8 pm Friday.

About the reserves

Bungalook Conservation Reserves is a group of adjacent reserves in Kilsyth South owned by Maroondah City Council, Trust for Nature and Melbourne Water. The reserves consist of a range of vegetation types, including wetlands, woodlands and scrub, and are open to the public through a network of tracks. There is an impressive display of wildflowers in spring and the reserves are a haven for a number of rare and nationally significant species. In the late 1980s, a campaign led by MEG resulted in the local council purchasing what is now an important section of the reserves, allowing the precious habitat and species to be protected.

More information about the reserves at Maroondah City Council

Volunteers with a patch of Epacris impressa in flower
Hand weeding in the reserves
Weeding Erica on the island
Some happy volunteers
Surveying bushland before a planned burn
Bushland regenerating 15 months after a planned burn
The wetland at the northern end of the reserves

See also