Protecting and restoring natural ecosystems

Become a member & make a difference to the local environment

The Habitat Restoration Fund (HRF) was created in 2006, by a group of people who wanted to take a more hands on approach to preserving their local environment.

The fund was established on Boonwurrung and Bunurong land. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend our respect to indigenous people who are present today.

HRF is unique to other environmental protection groups because:

  • Our focus is the on-ground implementation of projects.
  • We organise the long term maintenance and legal protection of projects up-front to ensure long lasting positive impacts.
  • We work on private as well as public land.
  • We employ professional environmental contractors to work alongside volunteers.
  • We provide opportunities for disadvantaged people to get involved in meaningful activities.
  • We are non-political.

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Happy WrensDay!
Superb Fairy Wren (Courtesy of our wonderful volunteer, Chloe, again!)
This little guy develops bright blue plumage during breeding season to attract a mate.
They also sing a mating song, and the males are known to 'flirt with danger' by singing their song while predators are around to show their bravery 🎵🎶
#funfact #wrens #puns #birdlife #breedingseason #fauna #native #australia #victoria #photography #volunteer
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Another bird shot from our volunteer, Chloe!
Spotted Pardalotes are more often detected by their characteristic call, as they perch high in Eucalyptus trees, although they nest in burrows in the ground!
#funfact #fauna #wildlife #birds #native #australia #victoria
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How gorgeous is this Scarlet Robin one of our volunteers saw while on a walk recently!
These birds are found throughout south-eastern and south-eastern Australia in monogamous pairs. The male defends their territory while the female builds the best and incubates the eggs 🐣
#funfact #scarletrobin #native #fauna #australia #victoria #bird #robin #colourful
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A great example of the variety in flower heads you can find in wattles!
This Acacia longifolia (Sallow Wattle) and Acacia myrtifolia (Myrtle Wattle) were spotted growing right next to each other 🌿🌿
This type of flower head is known as an inflorescence and is made up of many individual flowers. The round-shaped heads are 'globular' and the long, thin heads are 'cylindrical'
#funfact #acacia #wattle #flowers #australian #native #indigenous #flora
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There were 10 Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in this native bush today 😍
Just on a regular, suburban street in Hastings!
Goes to show that every Australian plant counts, no matter where you live! 🌱🌱
#plantnative #native #indigenous #flora #fauna #wildlife #floraandfauna #morningtonpeninsula #victoria #australia #birds #cockatoo
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We love these path signs on one of our long term projects 😍
#signage #walking #paths #walkingpath #forest #bushland #nature #outdoors #australia #victoria #morningtonpeninsula
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