Animals

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...

Plug pulled on Seymour Show

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society will abandon plans for this year’s Seymour Show in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Society president Jason Ronald last week announced the show would not go ahead as planned,...

Consideration needed before adoption

By Steph McNicol AN increase of pets being adopted since the outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked an important message by Second Chance Animal Rescue that pets are a life-time commitment. Shelter founder and chief executive Marisa...

Sanctuary celebrates National Volunteer Week

Not-for-profit animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, that cares for more than 450 rescued farmed animals in Lancefield, will celebrate its valued volunteers all week. Edgar’s Mission’s founder, director and longest-serving volunteer Pam Ahern said the theme...

Dog owners warned

AN increase in the number of dog attacks and reported wandering dogs has sparked Mitchell Shire Council to remind pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash. The pet owners are being urged to...