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.
Location: Meet at the reserve gate at the end of Rusden Street, Garran by 7.45am to obtain vehicle access (or a ride) up the hill. Alternatively, meet at 8am at the water cube,
Activities: watering, cut and dab briar rose and woody weeds, spray and chip verbascum and thistle, map rabbit warrens and coconut ant nests.
Conditions: Flat to steeply sloping. Mostly open grassland with some woodland. Some rocky areas.
You bring: Buckets (if you want to water plants), water to drink, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, sunscreen cream, solid shoes, byo morning tea.
We bring: We will provide tools, dabbers, gloves and instructions
Note: It is important that you attend the safety briefing and instructions at 8.00am. Children under 15 years must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Individuals who are under 18 years must have parental or guardian consent. Those wishing to use the manual spray equipment are strongly urged to obtain free training from Parks & Conservation in the use of chemicals.
Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible) if enough rain/wind is forecast to make planned work potentially hazardous, or high temperatures before midday are forecast.
NOTE: There will be copies of Paul Williamson’s evocative poetry about Red Hill titled ‘Ties to Red Hill” available to purchase for $15. Please bring exact amount in cash.
Other 2019 activities scheduled for your diary are:
- Sunday 3 February 2019 08.00am Working bee
- Sunday 3 March 2019 08.00am Working bee
- Sunday 7 April 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 14 April 2019 10.00am Heritage Festival Red hill Walk, by Conservation Council of the ACT. For more information and to register.
- Wednesday 17 April 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 5 May 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Wednesday 15 May 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 2 June 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Wednesday 12 June 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 7 July 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Wednesday 17 July 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 4 August 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Wednesday 14 August 2019 09.00am. Working bee
- Sunday 1 September 2019 09.00am Working bee
- Wednesday 18 September 2019 09.00am Working bee
- Sunday 6 October 2019 09.00am Working bee
- Wednesday 16 October 2019 09.00am Working bee
- Saturday 2 November 2019. Wildflower and wildlife walk led by ecologist Dr Michael Mulvaney. What Michael doesn’t know about Red Hill is not worth knowing.
- Sunday 3 November 2019 09.00am Working bee
- Wednesday 13 November 2019 09.00am Working bee
- Saturday 30 November 2019 10.00am. Butterfly Walk led by Dr Suzi Bond, butterfly expert and author of “Field Guide to Butterflies of the ACT”
- Sunday 1 December 2019 08.00am Working bee and AGM
- Wednesday 11 December 2019 08.00am Working Bee