It’s that time of year again when we spend a working bee (or two!) removing Cootamundra Wattles from Red Hill, before they start to flower and then produce another crop of seeds to keep us busy in years to come. We have located a few which should not be too hard to deal with. Oh yes, and check out the website home page to find out what else we have been up to – winning grants, planting Small Ant Blue habitat…
Time: Sunday 4 August 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230
Location: Meet at the gravel ‘car park’ on the left about 100m up the Red Hill access road from the Mugga Way roundabout.
- Cut and dab Cootamundra Wattle plants
- Cut and dab any other woody weeds in this part of the Reserve.
Conditions: sloping with mostly open woodland
You bring: Water to drink, hat, gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, sunscreen cream, solid shoes. BYO morning tea.
We bring: Tools, herbicide dabbers and instructions.
Note: It is important that you attend the safety and activity briefing at 0900. 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.
Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible) if rain/wind is forecast which could make planned work potentially hazardous, or high temperatures before midday are forecast. NOTE: In addition to the monthly work activities, other events of interest for your diary include a Wildflower/wildlife Walk (2 November 2019) and a Butterfly Walk (30 November 2019).
Other 2019 activities scheduled for your diary are:
- Sunday 1 September 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Wednesday 18 September 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Sunday 6 October 2019 09.00amWorking bee
- Wednesday 16 October 2019 09.00amWorking 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 09.00amWorking bee
- Wednesday 13 November 2019 09.00amWorking 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 08.00amWorking bee and AGM
- Wednesday 11 December 2019 08.00am Working Bee