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Regent Honeyeater Project 2014

It’s that time of the year again, folks.

Last year I wrote about the great work of the Regent Honeyeater Project, a volunteer conservation group that works to rebuild the habitat of endangered species in the Lurg Hills of North Eastern Victoria. As we slowly approach springtime, the RHP is once again calling for volunteers to help dig holes, plants trees and generally get together for a weekend of good clean fun.

Photo: Regent Honeyeater Project

Photo: Regent Honeyeater Project

Some food is provided, and there’s free accommodation in the Benalla Scout and Guides Hall (mattresses are provided but bring your own sleeping bag and pillow). You can find all the details on the RHP flyer here.

The planting weekend is hard work, but it’s also extremely rewarding and a lot of fun. If you’re a city dweller, it’s rare to have the opportunity to escape the concrete and get your hands in some dirt. Here’s your chance — plus you’ll be helping to save several endangered species at the same time.

Regent Honeyeater Project 2014

Planting weekends: 9–10 August, 23–24 August, 6–7 September, 20–21 September

RSVP Ray Thomas on (03) 57 611 515 or




  1. I was lucky earlier this year to have a dozen or so regent honeyeaters flying around me like huge colourful butterflies while volunteering for this project. These birds were common in outer Melbourne in the 1970’s but are now all but gone. Its great to see Taronga Zoo, Delwp & Birdlife Australia collaboration re this re-introduction project. 72% of the birds released this year are still being spotted, 12 weeks post release. This is a very positive result for birds raised in cages and released in winter. Hopefully todays kids will grow up in a world WITH regents. Thanks for liking my blog Ms Melb Local

    • the melbourne local says

      Wow, that sounds like a very encouraging result! Such a great initiative. And thanks for liking my blog, too, Mr Forward. 🙂

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