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Dog groomers united in animal welfare concerns

By Steph McNicol WHITTLESEA Hairy Cherubs dog grooming salon owner Trish Wileman says she is worried for the welfare of people’s pets as metropolitan Melbourne groomers are unable to open under current COVID-19 restrictions. Metropolitan groomers...

Swooping into spring

By Jackson Russell Now the sun has started to come out swooping season has begun in earnest, with magpies spotted swooping pedestrians and cyclists across the region. Native birds swoop humans, and often dogs, to defend...

Goat to be kidding

EDGAR’S Mission Animal Sanctuary celebrated ‘Gotcha Day’ last week, and Tim Tam the goat was the star of the show. Edgar’s Mission volunteers said despite all of his fame, this little kid was far from...

Romsey residents worried for wildlife

By Steph McNicol SPEED limits of up to 100km per hour on rural roads are a concern for a Romsey resident who says Macedon council ‘has failed in its duty of care for wildlife’. Patrick Francis...

Nightlife in Macedon Ranges

DAILY exercise habits sparked an idea for Macedon Ranges residents Tina Hardy and Monika Haller, who decided to explore the nightlife of wildlife and share their findings. Ms Hardy and Ms Haller set up wildlife...

Endangered species in clear sight

HOURS of searching and recording rare and threatened species at Kilmore’s Monument Hill has paid off for two community groups that worked together to erect a sign to inform the public. Kilmore Mechanics Institute and...

Ecosystem in decline

By Steph McNicol Macedon Ranges Shire Council has thrown its support behind the shire’s smallest residents, outlining the plight of the area’s ecosystem, including endangered flora and fauna. The council’s submission to the State Parliament’s Inquiry...

Not a baa-d way to spend lockdown

By Steph McNicol ORPHANED lambs will now have another chance at being cared for as Kilmore East farmer Kevin Butler has organised for people to raise a lamb during COVID-19. The founder of BlazeAid and a...

Goat at home in the company of horses

A rescued goat who prefers the company of ponies over his own kind is making himself at home at Edgar’s Mission at Lancefield. Herb’s life has not always been kind to him, but he is...

Logging shutdown

By Colin MacGillivray ENVIRONMENTAL groups have vowed to continue to disrupt native-forest logging after protest action shut down logging coupes in the region last week. Coupes at Mount Disappointment, Kinglake and Toolangi were among 15 sites...