A Symphony of Flora & Fauna

Kyneton on Riverside is proud to celebrate the breathtaking mural by Australian contemporary artist Jimmy Dvate.

The mural features an array of vibrant flora and fauna, creating a visual tapestry that celebrates Macedon Ranges biodiversity.

Commissioned by Kyneton on Riverside the mural aligns seamlessly with our vision of transforming a prominent site into a hub of creativity and culture to share Kyneton art with the community.

By showcasing the region’s unique flora and fauna through art, this initiative aims to not only contribute to the revitalization of what was an empty space but also reinforce Kyneton’s role as a cultural epicentre and strengthen community identity.

We hope the community and visitors enjoy and learn about local flora and fauna that is a breathtaking testament to the beauty of Kyneton.

Learn more about the species captured in the Mural!

Spotted Pardalote
The Spotted Pardalote is one of the smallest Australian birds. They are only 8 – 10 centimetres long however they are also one of the most colourful birds. Sometimes it is also known as a diamond bird. Pairs make soft, whistling wheet-wheet calls to another through the day, which carry quite far. Pairs breed once a year between August and January.

Common Brown Butterfly
The Common Brown Butterfly also known as Heteronympha merope is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae found in the southern half of Australia. Their wingspan is 60mm for males and 70mm for females. The female butterfly is orange with creamy yellow and dark patches and the male is brown and orange with no patches.

Sticky Everlasting
The Sticky Everlasting Daisy is also known as Xerochrysum viscosum. It is a long flowering daisy with sticky foliage which can trap small insects. It’s a great hardy plant for both frost and drought areas. It flowers from spring through summer and comes in yellow, orange and gold colours.

Clustered Everlasting
The Clustered Everlasting is also known as Chrysocephalum semipapposum and is a perennial shrub native to Australia. It produces terminal yellow flower heads between spring and early summer. It grows up to 60cm high. The plant is found in variety of habitats including dry rocky regions. It grows sparsely and can be mistaken for a weed. It is a great source of nectar for butterflies.

Twining Fringe Lily
The Twining Fringe Lily is also known as Thysanotus patersonii and is a climbing or prostrate plant with a thin twining green stem. It has purple flowers with fringed feather-like petals and tuberous toots. The plant dies back in summer and the tubers regenerate late in autumn. Native to Australia, the Twining Fringe Lily can be found in the southern part of the country.


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