Mullum Mullum Festival

April 28, 2018 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Yarran Dheran Information Centre
Ashburton Dr
Mitcham VIC 3132
$2 donation per session
Monique Decortis
9719 7661

The 18th Mullum Mullum Festival will be held over the weekends of Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April and Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May. Read the brochure. As detailed in the brochure, the various events are at various locations in Mitcham, Doncaster East, Donvale, Park Orchards and Templestowe.

There will be over twenty expert-lead walks and presentations that will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation of our beautiful native bushland.

On the evening of 28th April, there will be a spotlight tour in search of nocturnal wildlife. On the 29th April, there will be a celebration of Aboriginal culture plus some nature walks. On the 5th and 6th May, there will be 18 presentations and walks on a range of topics.

On 28th April:

  • 6.30pm: Walk and talk – Spotlighting – Ray Gibson.
  • On 29th April:

  • 10.30am: Outdoor session – Tai Chi session (20 mins) – Tai Chi Master Konrad Dorn.
  • 11am: Walk and talk – Mullum Mullum meander with Mandarin interpreter – John Harris with Nancy Zhao.
  • 11am: Walk and talk – Aboriginal use of plants – Lenka Vanderboom.
  • 12.30-3pm: Food platters, coffee and tea for sale.
  • 1.30-4pm: Opening words, displays, musical performances, talking circle, documentary screening, and craft workshops.
  • 4pm: Walk and talk – Mullum Mullum meander with Arabic interpreter – David De Angelis with Mervat Dahdoule.
  • On 5th May:

  • 8.30am: Walk and talk – Walk the whole Mullum Mullum Valley, Part 1: Upper Mullum Mullum bushlands – Ken Mclnnes.
  • 10am: Walk and talk – Mosses and liverworts – Dr Matt Dell.
  • 10am: Presentation followed by a walk and talk – Geomorphology – Dr Ian Rutherfurd.
  • 11.30am: Walk and talk – Invasive species – Steve Mathews.
  • 1pm: Walk and talk – Conservation status of the Mullum Mullum flora – David Cameron.
  • 1pm: Presentation – Wetlands – Prof. Paul Boon.
  • 2.30pm: Walk and talk – Macroinvertebrates (water bugs) – Yvonne Cabuang.
  • 4pm: Presentation – Climate change and the Mullum Mullum: where are we now and where are we heading? – Prof. David Karoly, Leader, Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, National Environmental Science Program, CSIRO.
  • 6pm: Presentation – Urban platypuses: threats and challenges – Josh Griffiths.
  • On 6th May:

  • 8.30am: Walk and talk – Walk the whole Mullum Mullum Valley, Part 2: Middle and lower Mullum Mullum bushlands – Ken Mclnnes.
  • 9am: Presentation and short walk – Birds of the Mullum Mullum Valley – Geoff Russell.
  • 10am—12pm: Children’s activity (ages 3-10) – Nature Play – Nigel Philpot, Environmental Education Officer Manningham City Council.
  • 11.30am: Presentation followed by a walk and talk – Fabulous Fungi – what they do for our bushlands – Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher.
  • 1pm: Walk and talk – The six seasons of the Yarra Valley – Glen Jameson.
  • 3pm: Presentation – Listening to the Wild! – Andrew Skeoch.
  • 4.30pm: Walk and talk – Bushland management – Darcy Duggan.
  • 4.30pm: Presentation and walk and talk – Invertebrates – Dr Paul Horn and Angelica Cameron.
  • 6pm: Presentation and short walk – Autumn frogs of Melbourne’s north-east – Craig Cleeland.
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