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Prescribed burns on Red Hill

One prescribed burn is planned to be conducted on Red Hill during Autumn 2017. It will cover about 6.4ha and is described as “Undertake prescribed burn on Red Hill Nature Reserve to reduce the fuel hazard to assist in minimising fire spread”.  For more information on the Parks & Conservation prescribed burns program visit here…

Kookaburras busy raising young on Red Hill

This Red Gum has perfect nesting hollows for a pair of Laughing Kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) and their young.

Kookaburra with a tasty lizard for her young

Kookaburra with a tasty lizard for her young

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Red Hill Wildflower Walk Sunday 20 November 2016

We are fortunate indeed that Dr Michael Mulvaney will be available to conduct our annual wildflower walk on Red Hill. The flora should be exceptional because of the rain earlier this year, so we may find a greater variety and more unusual species.
Everyone is invited!
The details:
Date:  Sunday 20 November 2016, from 10am to midday
Location: Meet at the reserve boundary fence above Glasgow Street, Hughes
Parking: Park on Glasgow Street and follow the laneway between Now 57 and 59 Glasgow Street
Bring: Enclosed footwear, hat, sunscreen, water and a camera
A gold coin donation will be collected to contribute to the continuing work of the Red Hill Regenerators.
Bulbine Lillies

    Bulbine Lillies

Regenerators Working Bee Sunday 6 November 2016

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee of 2016 on Sunday 6 November 2016

This month we will climb back up the Hill to the ‘rabbit proof fence’ where we worked in October.  There is something for everyone –  groves of Cootamundra, fiddly Oregon Grape remnants, spiky Pyracantha and easy Cotoneasta and Rowan. While weeding you may spot the resident Swamp Wallaby and clouds of Australian Painted Ladies feeding on Creamy Candle nectar.

The details:


Bird sightings on the Hill

Recent sightings of a nesting Tawney Frogmouth and a White-throated Gerygone on Red Hill. Thank you to contributors Roy McDowall and Geoff Millard. More…

Photo by Roy McDowall

Photo by Roy McDowall

Photo by Geoff Millard

Photo by Geoff Millard

ACT Greens oppose development on Red Hill

The ACT Greens candidate for Murrumbidgee electorate has come out against any development on Red Hill. More… and here… and here…

Long weekend working bee on Red Hill

Despite it being a long weekend, daylight savings and wall to wall grand finals, ten enthusiastic volunteers managed to attend the October working bee last Sunday.  We were extremely lucky with the weather which was warm and sunny. (more…)

Red Hill gets more weed and rabbit eradication contracts

The Red Hill Ranger Ellyse has advised of the following good news:

The wet weather has pushed pretty much all our works back. The next weeds contract will be for African lovegrass, hopefully weather allowing this to commence during October.
Red Hill has received funding again for follow-up rabbit control. We will be undertaking (weather allowing) after-hours spotlight surveys during October and then commence the follow up program after this.

Development consultation may follow letter of law but still ‘misleading’: residents

Canberra Times 24 September 2016

The value of so-called “pre-DA community consultation” has been called into question, with the Environment and Planning Directorate confirming it requires few details about what consultation has actually taken place. (more…)

Regenerators working bee Sunday 2 October 2016

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee of 2016 on Sunday 2 October 2016 (Daylight saving starts today!)

This will be the last time this year that we will be able to remove Cootamundra Wattles before they set seed, so we will be focussing some of our attention on these, in addition to dealing with our ‘weed of the month’, the Oregon Grape. This is easy to spot as it is currently in flower.  We will be working along the ‘rabbit proof fence’ half way up the side of the hill from Mugga Way, where there are lots of Cootamundra Wattles and Oregon Grape. At the northern end of this fence is a meadow of Early Nancys to enjoy.

The details: