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Red Hill working bee Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 9am

Despite the unpromising weather, a magnificent nine volunteers attended the Father’s Day working bee to tidy up the heritage callistemon plantings, achieving a great result. They should look excellent when in flower next month. During morning tea we were visited by an (almost mythical) Little Eagle, which has spent the last few weeks occupying a large eucalyptus just south of Davidson’s Trig and catching lots of rabbits. If you see any signs of nesting please let us know.

For the 13 September working bee we will return to the Cootamunda Wattle removal along the Mugga Way side of Red Hill.

The details:

Time: Wednesday 13 September 2017 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100.

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

Location: Park at the top of the laneway onto Red Hill near the intersection of Torres Street and Mugga Way. We will work north and south along the slope above the firetrail to locate and remove Cootamundra Wattles, and any other woody weeds.

Activities:

1. Cut and daub Cootamundra Wattles and woody weeds;
 2. Locate and record active rabbit warrens  using Collector App (bring your smart phone if you want to learn how to do this).
Conditions:  Mostly gentle sloping open hillside.

You bring: Water, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, sunscreen cream, solid shoes, eye protection, byo morning tea. We may run out of saws so bring one along if you have one.

We bring: Gloves, 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.

Note: Parks & Conservation rules require children under 15 years to be supervised by a responsible adult. Work party 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 1 October 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Friday 27 October 2017 Centenary celebration of heritage red flowering plantings on Red Hill (TBC)
  • 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 (TBC)
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 3 December 2017 08.00am Working bee and AGM

Other unscheduled activities this year will include our popular wildflower walk led by Dr Michael Mulvaney, and a celebration of the centenary of planting red flowering callistemon plants upon instructions from Walter Burley Griffin (More…).