Exhibition Biodiversity crisis: animals and plants of the Macedonian mountains
Biodiversity Crisis: Animals & plants of the Macedon Ranges exhibition
Did you know that 376 animal species and 1,457 varieties of native plants have been recorded in the Macedonian ranges? But the Macedon Ranges face a biodiversity crisis, with many endangered species in danger of extinction.
A new interactive exhibit launched at the Kyneton Museum showcases the unique flora and fauna of the Macedon Ranges while exploring the threats to our biodiversity and what we can do to help.
“A Biodiversity Crisis: Animals and Plants of Macedonian Mountain Ranges” brings together a collection of historical accounts of local species and photographs.
Get up close to a collection of animal specimens or peek inside natural tree hollows to see who lives inside.
Angela Hughes, Director of Planning and Environment, said the Macedon Ranges natural environment is unique and consists of a great diversity of threatened habitat types.
“This exhibition will introduce you to our existing local flora and fauna, but also what has been lost. We have to learn more about the past if we are to have a chance to protect various species from the future, ”she said.
Schools are encouraged to express their interest in participating in educational workshops and conferences associated with this interactive exhibit.
The exhibition will run until February 27, 2022. Admission fees: Adult $ 5.10, Senior / Concession $ 3.10, Family $ 10.20. No prior reservation required.
The museum is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holidays may affect schedules.
Open on alternative days by prior reservation for school / tourist groups.