Red Hill activities planned for 2022

The Regenerators plan to hold regular activities on Red Hill on the first Sunday of each month and on Wednesdays in the middle of each month. More information will be provided on this website and by group email about each activity about a week before the activity. The planned dates may change due to weather or other circumstances. Download the activity dates here…

Red Hill work activity Sunday 16 January 2022, from 9am

Welcome to another year on Red Hill.  The verbascum flower spikes are visible over large parts of the Hill, despite much efforts by individuals over the Christmas period.  Our next work activity on Sunday 16 January 2022 will be continuing to work on chipping and beheading/dabbing verbascum before the seed heads get too advanced.  We plan to work at the Tamar Street end of the Reserve from 9am to about midday.

Red Hill Gang Gang nesting success

Red Hill Regenerators member Tom Tyrrell has photo documented the story of a successful Gang Gang nesting on Red Hill, from eggs to fledging. In this remarkable series of photographs, Tom has documented and photographed each stage, from laying two eggs just before 26 October 2021 to the second chick leaving the nest hollow on 2 January 2022. More…

Red Hill work activity Sunday 16 January 2022

The first activity for 2022 on Red Hill will be held on Sunday 16 January 2022. More information coming soon

Red Hill twilight walk a great success

 

The annual Red Hill Regenerators twilight walk was held on Tuesday 14 December 2021 on a perfect warm, still evening, starting from the Red Hill restaurant at 5.30pm. The 90 minute walk attracted over 30 enthusiastic participants who were absorbed by the fascinating discourse on a wide variety of Red Hill’s unique geology, history, flora and fauna. Red Hill Regenerators expert Dr Michael Mulvaney led the group deep into the bush while explaining the hill’s 400 million year history, how to differentiate between its magnificent Yellow Box and Red Gum eucalypts, why ants like climbing trees, and how to tell where the resident kangaroos like to relax. As the walk finished, a brilliant rainbow could be seen as a few drops of cooling rain fell. Thanks to Michael, and watch out for the next guided walk on Red Hill!

Red Hill Christmas Treat Sunday 19 December 2021

Just when you thought there were no more Red Hill activities this year, a special pre Christmas treat will be held on Sunday 19 December 2021 from 9am.   We will have one last push to set a Guiness Book of Records for the number of verbascum flower spikes beheaded and dabbed within a two hour period. To achieve this feat, we are calling on all able bodied volunteers to answer the call.

Regenerators hold their AGM

The Regenerators held their final activity of the year on 5 December 2021, combined with their AGM. In spite of Covid inconveniences, the year was productive, with awards, tree planting, weed removal and much success in grant applications. More…

Photo by Andrew Zelnic

 

Red Hill twilight walk, Tuesday 14 December 2021

Our expert ecologist Dr Michael Mulvaney has kindly agreed to lead a guided one hour walk from the Red Hill Cafe on Tuesday 14 December 2021, starting at 5.30pm.  


Michael (pictured above) will lead a light-hearted and entertaining twilight walk, explaining the ecological significance of Red Hill Nature Reserve and some of the plants and animals that live there.  Michael will engage you with questions and facts that will get you thinking.  A walk with Michael is an essential experience for anyone who loves Red HIll – Michael is an ecologist with deep knowledge about our Yellow Box Red Gum woodland. The walk is open to anyone interested in the Reserve.

 
If the weather is doubtful, please check this website on the day for updates. 

Regenerators oppose development of Lawson Grasslands

The Regenerators have written to the Federal Defence Housing Authority to oppose the proposed housing development on the Lawson Grasslands. They wrote:

I am writing in response to your invitation to comment on the proposed Lawson Grasslands development. I don’t believe that this development should proceed and there are many reasons for this. (more…)

Red Hill work activity and AGM: Sunday 5 December 2021 from 9am

Our next work activity on Sunday 5 December 2021 will incorporate our AGM.  We will work on chipping and beheading verbascum from 9am until morning tea at 11am.  The AGM will be held at 11am. More information about the AGM can be found here.

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource