The Leadbeater’s Possum is a critically endangered possum largely restricted to small pockets of alpine ash, mountain ash and snow gum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

Each year the Friends of Leadbeater’s hold a ‘Possum Rediscovery Day Picnic’ to mark the day this species was rediscovered. In 2020, it will happen on Sunday, 5th April.

“Commencing at 11am we will indulge in our annual picnic at the usual Cambarville location, close to where Eric Wilkinson rediscovered the possum on 3 April 1961”.

Camberville is to the east of Marysville, in an area of incredible old mountain ash, which was burnt badly in the Black Saturday fires of 2009.

The day will involve a (byo) picnic lunch, some welcome ecological education, Possum news, including an update on our ground-breaking court case and a forest walk passing close to where LbP was rediscovered by Eric 59 years ago.

Please wear our cute awareness ribbon as a momento if you please – it makes a great conversation starter. You can print out a ribbon on our website – – where you will also find instructions.

Please RSVP: