For future webinars see Merri Creek events listing and the event calendar.

Let there be less light: the ecological impact of artificial light at night

Therésa Jones, Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, reveals how artificial light affects a number of insects, animals and birds, often changing their eating and sleeping habits.

An edited 28 minute recording of the presentation made at the Friends of Merri Creek Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 23 November 2021.



Held in September 2021.
Plirding is picking up litter while birding - Ann McGregor, Friends of Merri Creek Birdwatch Coordinator, Julia Cirillo, from Merri Creek Management Committee, and Freya McGregor, from Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds radio show in the USA, and cordinator of Birdability, speak on the art of plirding, birds to look out for while birding, and how to pick up litter safely while contributing to the Victoria wide Litterwatch Citizen Science.



From weed infested drain to bushland haven.

Held in July 2021
Local environmental legends Ann and Bruce McGregor discuss their 45 years of involvement in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-infested drain to bushland haven, illustrated with graphic before-and-after images of favourite areas.



Merri birds

Held in September 2020.
Friends of Merri Creek bird survey leaders introduced their regular survey sites and spoke about their favourite birds followed by a question and answer session.



Merri fungi

Held in July 2020
Fungal Ecologist Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher talks about the fungi found near Merri Creek, and their important roles. This is a recording of the Merri Creek Management Committee and Friends of Merri Creek webinar.