Biodiversity Crisis: Animals & plants of Macedon Ranges exhibition

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 Macedon Ranges? But the Macedon Ranges is facing a biodiversity crisis, with many threatened species at risk of extinction.

A new interactive exhibition 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 the Macedon Ranges’ brings together a collection of historical accounts of local species and photographs.

Get up close with a collection of animal specimens or peek inside some natural tree hollows to see who lives inside.

Angela Hughes, Director Planning and Environment said that the natural environment of the Macedon Ranges is unique and consists of a high diversity of threatened habitat types.

“This exhibit will teach you about our existing local flora and fauna, but also about that which has been lost. We need to learn about the past if we are going to have any chance at protecting diverse species of the future,” she said.

Schools are encouraged to express interest in participating in educational workshops and talks associated with this interactive exhibition.

The exhibition will run until 27 February 2022. Entry fees: Adult $5.10, Senior/Concession $3.10, Family $10.20. No prior booking required.

The Museum is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Public holidays may affect hours.

Open alternative days by prior arrangements for school/tour groups.

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