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Red Hill kangaroo census 2017

A census of kangaroo numbers was conducted by ACT Parks & Conservation on Wednesday 24 May 2017. A total of approximately 1,000 kangaroos are currently living on the Red Hill reserve and adjacent Federal Golf Club course. This is significantly in excess of the ecological carrying capacity of the reserve.  More…

Red Hill working bee Sunday 5 March 2017

Jewel spider (Austracantha Minax)

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our working bee which will be held on Sunday 5 March 2017

Starting time this month will be the earlier time of 8am, to avoid the hottest time of the day.

This month we will continue to work on the ‘shadier’ west side of the hill at the same location as our December and January working bees. There is still a good supply of woody weeds, some thistles and verbascum to work on.
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Red Hill illegal motorcycle activity

There has recently been evidence of significant damage done to the Gandalf Trail resulting from illegal motorcycle access into the reserve. (The Gandalf Trail runs southwest uphill from the Mugga Way car park).
Please report any illegal motorcycle activity to info@redhillregenerators.org.au including date, location and if possible a photo of the vehicle and registration number.
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Red Hill working bee rescheduled to Sunday 12 June 2016

Owing to forecast rain on Sunday 5 June, the Red Hill working bee has been rescheduled to Sunday 12 June 2016.

Regenerators May Working Bee: Sunday 1 May 2016

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our fourth working bee of 2016 on Sunday 1 May 2016

 

We will be moving to a different side of the Hill for our May working bee.  We plan to work along the lower slopes of the Hill above Deakin, and in the 50m wide band between the two maintenance tracks, from above Buxton Street and towards Red Hill Drive.

The details:

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Heritage Week walk on Red Hill

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A large and attentive group attended the ACT Heritage Week walk on Red Hill. The walk was organised by the ACT Conservation Council and Red Hill Regenerators and led by Dr Michael Mulvaney from the Regenerators. For two hours Michael talked about the prehistory, history, ecology and geology of the Hill, providing many new perspectives on this important part of Canberra’s urban landscape.

Climate change forum – Thursday 25 February 2016

Climate change forum: what Canberra can do next

What: Join the Conservation Council for expert speakers, Q&A and share lunch as we tackle climate change. Professor Will Steffen will update us on the state of the climate and what the UN climate agreement means. We’ll hear from an ACT Environment & Planning Directorate speaker about options for preparing Canberra for climate change impacts, with the draft climate change adaptation strategy that will be open to public comment soon. And we’ll discuss Canberra’s recent success reducing our emissions, and how we can reach zero emissions sooner than we think, building a city we are proud to live in as we do it.
When: 12 – 2pm, Thursday 25 February (lunch is provided and donations welcome)
Registration: Register now

Green Army on the job!

The Regenerators benefitted from a day’s work from an enthusiastic ten person Green Army team, which removed a dense stand of Cootamundra Wattles from along the edge of Red Hill Drive. We plan to get them back soon for another day’s help. Thanks Green Army! Much appreciated.

Scarlet Robin declared vulnerable in ACT

The ACT Government has recently declared the scarlet robin as vulnerable in the ACT.  This bird can be seen on Red Hill and any sightings should be reported here.  More…

In May 2015, Roy McDowall photographed this scarlet robin near the water tank at the southern end of the hill.

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Scarlet robin. Photo by Roy McDowall

Regenerators AGM 7 December 2014

The AGM was held on Red Hill in brilliant sunshine and under the deafening trilling of a million cicadas. All matters were dealt with without question, and all vacant positions were filled. The first activity of 2015 will be held on Sunday 1 February 2015, with details coming soon.  More…