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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…
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.
Owing to forecast rain on Sunday 5 June, the Red Hill working bee has been rescheduled to Sunday 12 June 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.
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: what Canberra can do next
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.
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.
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…