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The recent rainfall has provided good conditions for our next activity on Red Hill – the Great Horehound Hunt. Thankfully, unlike other hounds, the Horehound can be easily caught. Horehound is an invasive weed which grows in disturbed ground, spreads by seed, and is now occupying an area on Red Hill close to the recently planted natives. They can be controlled by pulling out the plants by hand, which will be made easier after the rain. Any new seedlings will be sprayed in the Spring. Observation of the kangaroo activity around the recent plantings is showing evidence of their complete disregard for the barriers of cuttings placed around planting groups. Some kangaroos actually seem to prefer lounging inside the barriers rather than outside. Our solution will be to supplement the existing cuttings and to relocate them so that individual plants are protected. Our always helpful Parks and Conservation Service Ranger Martin has delivered more Cootamundra cuttings to help in the plantings protection, together with some loads of eucalyptus mulch to spread around each plant, for weed suppression and moisture conservation.
Time: Sunday 7 July 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230 (more…)
To commemorate World Environment Day, you are invited to a tree planting event on Red Hill. We will be planting 200 small trees and shrubs to create understorey thickets to encourage biodiversity and small nesting birds to this area.
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The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our first activity of 2019, which will be held on Sunday 3 February starting at 8am
Welcome to our first activity of 2019! We will start work at 8am to avoid the heat later in the day. We plan to meet at the water cube located next to the native plantings on the flat area south of Davidson’s trig. Activities include watering the small native plants south of this location (if you want to do this please bring at least two buckets); beheading and dabbing verbascum flower spikes; spraying emerging verbascum; cut and dab woody weeds including briar rose, pyracantha and cotoneasta (both of which have begun setting seed).
Time: Sunday 3 February 2019 Work: 0800 to 1130, with byo morning tea at 1000. Work will be stopped at 10am if hot. (more…)