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Red Hill working bee Wednesday 16 August 2017

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next mid month working bee which will be held on Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 9am

Last time, on 6 August we enjoyed the best weather of the day and started on a large patch of Cootamundras on the east slope between the Flinders Way entry and the path to the Tardis.  We certainly cleared a lot, but there’s more…..

I expect some of us would like to work on something other than Cootamundras, given we’ve been at them for a while, but there is still a lot to do and many other weedy plants such as the exotics aren’t in a growth phase so poisoning doesn’t have much effect.  With the warmer weather in sight (I hope) we can look forward to something different from September on.

However, for our mid month session next week we will continue removing Cootamundra Wattles where we worked last Sunday.

The details:

Time: 

Wednesday 16 August 2017 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100. If it looks like rain please check your emails regarding possible rescheduling.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.auPrior registration is not required.

Location: Meet on the wide dirt vehicular track that runs parallel to Mugga Way and just above the stormwater drain behind the houses.  The meeting point is about 200 metres north from the entrance at the end of Flinders Way.  There is some parking off road at the Flinders Way entrance.  Alternatively you can walk from the lowest gate on the left hand side of Gowrie Drive as the road goes uphill from the roundabout.

Activities:  Cut and dab Cootamundra wattle, and any other woody weeds including some Oregon grape, cotoneaster and pyracantha which are showing signs of growing;

 Conditions:  Sloping open woodland. Cootamundra saplings range from small to large and will require (sometimes energetic) sawing.

You bring: Water, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, sunscreen cream, solid shoes, eye protection (but we have safety ‘goggles’, byo morning tea.

We bring: Gloves, safety goggles, first aid kit, tools, herbicides. Safety briefing and instructions at 9.15am. In the event of an equipment shortage, priority for tools will be given to Red Hill Regenerators members.  We still have some clothing.

Note: Children under 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult. Work parties will be cancelled by email (if possible) if: a) the forecast is for > 35 deg C, b) it is a total fire ban day, c) there is lightning, or d) there is heavy rain.

Other 2017 activities scheduled for your diary are:

  • Sunday 3 September 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 1 October 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 15 October 2017 09.00am Nest box inspection
  • Sunday 5 November 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 10.30am Butterfly Walk with Dr Suzi Bond
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 3 December 2017 08.00am Working bee and AGM
Also unscheduled activities this year will include our popular wildflower walk led by Dr Michael Mulvaney, and a celebration of the centenary of planting the red flowering callistemon plants on instructions from Walter Burley Griffin.