Links to Other Useful Native Plants Web Sites and Sources
Plants Society Groups Local Friends, Landcare and other Groups Nurseries Flora and Fauna Smartphone and Tablet APPS TV and Radio Gardening Programs Publications and Newsletters The Environment List of Useful Resources
Plants Society GroupsANPSA - Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) - National body.
- Victorian APS District Groups
- APS Victoria (Australian Plants Society in Victoria)
- Other States & Territories
- ANPSA Study Groups (e.g. Acacia, Banksia, Correa, Garden Design, Grevillea, Isopogon and Petrophile, Waratah and Flannel Flower, etc.). ALternative link is Study Groups of the APS Victoria
- Victorian Native Bonsai Club
- Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society (VCPS)
- Australian Native Orchid Society (ANOS) in Victoria
Friends, Landcare and other GroupsFor an extensive list of local Friends and Landcare groups, go to the Landcare Australia or Green Wedges Coalition members list.
Local groups with web sites include:
- Friends of Emu Bottom Wetlands Reserve
- Friends of Holden Flora Reserve
- Friends of Kororoit Creek
- Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley
- Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden - Dryland Eucalyptus Arboretum
- Friends of Newell's Paddock -Facebook
- Friends of Newport Lakes
- Friends of Organ Pipes National Park
- Riddells Creek Landcare
- Friends of Stony Creek
- Wybejong Park
- Wybejong Park (Historical note)
- Stationeers (sponsored by Victrack, VLine and Victorian Dept of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure)
- Adopt a Roadside (sponsored by Vicroads)
- Click this link for a list of Local Indigenous Plant Nurseries in Victoria.
Nurseries selling mostly Australian Plants or Seeds that are close by
- Melton Botanic Garden. Plant Nursery: 21 Williams St (near corner of Tullidge St and Williams St), Melways Map 337 Ref: C10 and D10.
The nursery is open 10am-1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Sundays.
- Kuranga Nursery (118 York Road, Mount Evelyn, VIC 3796, Ph. (03) 9760 8100,
- Austplant Nursery & Gardens, 249 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat, VIC 3936 Melway Ref: 171:F503 Ph. (03) 5989 6120
- Victorian Native Seed (Denver, VIC; contact via website)
- Goldfields Revegetation (230 Tannery Lane, Mandurang, VIC 3551, Ph. (03) 5439 5384,
- Wildtech Nursery (60 Chesterfield Road, Glenmaggie VIC 3538, Mobile: 0428 480 317,
- Vaughan's Australian Plants (3322 Ararat Halls Gap rd, Pomonal, VIC 3381, Mobile: 0412 632 767
- Australian Native Farm Forestry (6 Cobrawonga Road, Cobram East, VIC 3644, ph. (03) 5873 5444, Mobile: 0417 123 432) - high volume supplier.
- Mildura Native Nursery (Cureton Avenue, Mildura – (03) 5021 4117). (Part of Native Growth Holdings)
- Wimmera Native Nursery (60 Nhill Road, Dimboola, VIC 3414. Ph. (03)5389 1193). (Part of Native Growth Holdings)
- A list of other nurseries in Victoria can be found in ANPSA website.
Nurseries with limited range of Native Plants:Monthly Meetings.
Click here for a list of Native Plant Nurseries from all over Australia (ANPSA web site).
Flora, Fauna and Arts
Plant Photos Plant Information Garden Design Weed Information Fauna Information Flora Artwork and Illustration
- ANPSA Photo Gallery (excellent photo collection & detailed info on each plant)
- Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG)
- The Atlas of Living Australia Flora and Fauna database.
- NatureWest (formerly Western Melbourne Catchment Network) Local flora database
- Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG - Lots of Info on Everything!)
- ANPSA Guide to Australian Plants (Lots of info on Many Species)
- Australian Plants (Magazine - Back Issues Online, up to 2009)
- Eucalypts of MBG Eucalyptus Arborteum (Describes the eucalypts in Melton Botanic Garden.)
- Florabank (established by Greening Australia, lots of info about seeds)
- Flora List from "Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains: A Gardener's Guide to the Original Flora, 2nd Edition"
- KeyBase from Royal Botanic Gardens: Interactive on-line identification.
VICFLORA - Flora of Victoria: On-line resources for plants, fungi and algae in Victoria, including:
- Muelleria On-line Journal published by Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
- Small Eucalypts for the Garden.
- Victorian Government Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria a PDF file
- WATTLE Acacias of Australia ver. 2.2 By B.R. Maslin On line Acacia identification from Lucid Central.org
- A Proven Magnet. Attracting Wild Life to Your Garden (Australian Plants on-line article)
- Attracting Birds to Your Garden Using Native Plants. (Birdlife on-line article)
- Bird Finder from Birds in Backyard
- BirdsLife Australia (Merger between Bird Australia and Bird Observers Club of Australia)
- Birds (With link to Nature Share Web Site)
- Bugs Resources from Museum Victoria
- Canberra Ornithologists Group
- CSIRO publishing has guide books to fauna
- Victorian Government Advisory-List-of-Threatened-Vertebrate-Fauna - a PDF file
- Victorian Government Advisory List of Threatened Invertebrate Fauna- a PDF file
- Eremaea eBird (for information about bird sightings.)
- Victorian Butterflies (Images and Info from Museum Victoria)
- Victorian Frogs(Images, Info and Calls from Museum Victoria)
- Victorian Snakes (Images and Info from Museum Victoria)
- What Bug is that? from CSIRO
Flora Artwork and Illustration
Radio and Television:
- ABC1 TV: Gardening Australia (Friday 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM, repeated on Sunday 1.30 PM to 2.30 PM)
- 3CR radio (AM dial 855MHz) Gardening Show (Sunday 7.30 AM to 9.15 AM).
Smartphone and Tablet APPS:
- BirdLife Australia Field Guide to Wetland Birds. (for Apple devices only)
- Ecolinc: Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains Flora and Fauna Field Guide App. (for Apple devices only) - free
- Museum Victoria: MV Field Guide to Victorian Fauna (for Apple and Android devices) - free
- Michael Morcombe and David Stewart: eGuide to the Birds of Australia (for Apple and Android devices)
- Pizzey & Knight: Birds of Australia Digital Edition (for Apple and Android devices)
- Australian Museum: FrogID Project. (Apple and Android devices)
Periodicals/Newsletters (On-line or downloadable)
- Muelleria online from Herbarium (Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne)
- Brimbank City Council - Environmental Web Site
- Bush Heritage (conserving biodiversity in Australia)
- Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES)
- Greening Australia
- Land for Wildlife Victoria
- Landcare Victoria
- Merri Creek Management Committee Incorporated (MCMC)
- Permaculture Victoria (formerly Permaculture Melbourne).
- Trust for Nature (buy your dream home or covenant your property)
- Western Region Environment Centre - Facebook