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Knox Nature Discovery Passport

Take a path less travelled

The Knox Nature Discovery Passport is your guide to the top 50 bushland reserves in Knox and is proudly supported by the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and features images taken by the Knox Photography Society.

Pick up a copy of your Knox Nature Discovery passport at your local Eastern Regional Library, Knox City Council office, Knox Early Years Hub or the Knox Environment Society Nursery.

Some of these reserves you may be familiar with but there are others that are tucked away, hidden treasures that you are yet to discover. So, take a path less travelled and explore nature right on your doorstep!

The reserves are sorted by suburb so you can start with those close to home and then continue exploring others in neighbouring suburbs.

The nature passport highlights key features for each reserve such as whether they have walking tracks, playgrounds, access friendly paths, wildflowers and wildlife spotting opportunities. You can make notes about your experience in the reserve and we encourage you to share them with your family and friends.

Emmerson Place Reserve - photo by Gwyn Davies
Flower - photo by Ray Goldsmith

Nature Discovery Stamp Collection

Somewhere in 20 of the reserves, a Knox Nature Discovery stamp has been hidden in a special box (geocache)
Upload the free Geocaching app to your phone
Open the app and enter the reserve name to search for the location of the geocache box. Once you have found the box, stamp your passport with the Knox Nature Discovery stamp. Each reserve has a different stamp to collect!

Earn rewards for collecting the stamps!

We are pleased to offer a selection of indigenous plants and kits from the Knox Environment Society as prizes for stamps collected.

  • 5 stamps = Butterfly kit (a selection of indigenous plants to attract butterflies)
  • 10 stamp = Bee kit (a selection of indigenous plants to attract bees)
  • 15 stamps = a selection of 10 indigenous plants
  • 20 stamps = a selection of 20 indigenous plants

Prizes can be redeemed at the Knox Environment Society nursery located behind the Ferntree Gully library on Burwood Highway, between Glenfern Road and Brenock Park Drive (entrance opposite Aldi supermarket). Opening hours are: Thursdays 10am - 4pm, Weekends 10am - 1pm.

Roselyn Crescent Reserve - photo by Noel Butcher
Kookaburra - photo by Ray Goldsmith
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