KES activities and local environmental events:

Check out the calendar below for KES events, KES Nursery open hours and events, local Friends Group Activities and other local environmental events such as plantings, presentations, webinars, training, festivals, clean up days and more!

If you would like your local environmental or sustainability event listed on our calendar, please send us an email with all the information to


KES Indigenous Nursery Tours

For over 40 years, the Knox Environment Society (KES) have worked hard to protect our local biodiversity and educate our community on environmental and sustainability matters.

To help achieve these goals KES operates an indigenous plant nursery.

Ever wondered; what's in those polyhouses? Why do they mostly grow tube stock rather than large pots? Why have a huge purpose-built seed storage room? Why indigenous plants? Have your questions answered by the Knox Environment Society.

Tours take place on Saturday 17 September at 10 am , 11 am and 12 pm.

Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Biodiversity Month - September 1st - 30th

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year.

During this month, Knox City Council is holding a series of events to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity. Knox is proud of our green open spaces and bushland reserves. We want to preserve our natural environments and habitats for future generations of Australians. And we can start right in our own backyard!

Biodiversity Month offers many ways to get involved and opportunities to learn more about our natural world. We encourage you to take time out in your favourite green space.

Visit Knox City Council's website to see all the events happening this month!

Biodiversity Blitz 2022

It's Biodiversity Month! And that means that it's time for a Biodiversity Blitz!

During September, 10 councils in Melbourne's outer east and south east will be competing to see who can record the most species and by taking part you'll be contributing to community science and showing the world the amazing biodiversity your local area has to offer!

To help Knox (or whichever council you are in), you will need is an iNaturalist account and a camera and you are ready to go out and see what you can find!

Everything that you upload during the month of September within the project area will be automatically added to the project, however why not join the project so you can see how many records you have contributed, what cool things others have found, and most importantly, see how Knox (or your council) is stacking up to its neighbors!

You can find each participating councils project here:

Last year, Knox recorded 3,015 species, can we beat that score this year???

The Knox Environment Society acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of land on which we meet. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

Cover photo by Melissa Allen: Cyathea australis - Rough Tree-fern