Friends of Lake Wendouree Natural Environment

Observation Records and Breeding Summary of Blue-billed Ducks Oxyura australis in Victoria from 2015 to mid-2021 Indicating Species Decline.
Based on data from VBA – Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, eBird Australia and Birdata (Birdlife Australia) along with Relevant Site Observations, Lake Knox, Victoria.
Authors : John Cull, Kevin Newman and Russell Plew October 2021


3rd March 2022 FoLWNE supported by a majority of votes has moved to become a Working Group under the Ballarat Dark Sky Community.

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17th August 2018 – Formation of FoLWNE 

A gathering of citizens on the foreshore of Lake Wendouree met on Friday 17th August 2018 to  support the natural environment at Lake Wendouree. 13 people, a number representing other 6 community groups and 4 apologies.

17th August 2018 Groups represented at Formation: Local Residents Jenny Burrell, Annette Ferguson, Pam Griffiths, Birdlife Australia / Ballarat President Louise Humble and Roger Thomas, Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat President John Gregurke, Friends of Canadian Corridor Jeff Rootes, Federation University Dr Penny Greenslade, International Dark-Sky Association Victoria President Dr Russell Cockman, IDAVic Secretary Judith Bailey &(BAS) Ballarat Astronomical Society (BAS)Doug Stenhouse, Ballarat Heritage Watch Merle Hathaway and Sharon Upham.