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The annual Red Hill Regenerators twilight walk was held on Tuesday 14 December 2021 on a perfect warm, still evening, starting from the Red Hill restaurant at 5.30pm. The 90 minute walk attracted over 30 enthusiastic participants who were absorbed by the fascinating discourse on a wide variety of Red Hill’s unique geology, history, flora and fauna. Red Hill Regenerators expert Dr Michael Mulvaney led the group deep into the bush while explaining the hill’s 400 million year history, how to differentiate between its magnificent Yellow Box and Red Gum eucalypts, why ants like climbing trees, and how to tell where the resident kangaroos like to relax. As the walk finished, a brilliant rainbow could be seen as a few drops of cooling rain fell. Thanks to Michael, and watch out for the next guided walk on Red Hill!
The Regenerators held their final activity of the year on 5 December 2021, combined with their AGM. In spite of Covid inconveniences, the year was productive, with awards, tree planting, weed removal and much success in grant applications. More…
Photo by Andrew Zelnic
Our expert ecologist Dr Michael Mulvaney has kindly agreed to lead a guided one hour walk from the Red Hill Cafe on Tuesday 14 December 2021, starting at 5.30pm.
Michael (pictured above) will lead a light-hearted and entertaining twilight walk, explaining the ecological significance of Red Hill Nature Reserve and some of the plants and animals that live there. Michael will engage you with questions and facts that will get you thinking. A walk with Michael is an essential experience for anyone who loves Red HIll – Michael is an ecologist with deep knowledge about our Yellow Box Red Gum woodland. The walk is open to anyone interested in the Reserve.
If the weather is doubtful, please check this website on the day for updates.
The Regenerators have written to the Federal Defence Housing Authority to oppose the proposed housing development on the Lawson Grasslands. They wrote:
The ACT Government has recently released the 284 page management plan including all Nature Reserves currently identified in the ACT. It can be downloaded here (13.8Mb). A couple of pages is devoted to each Nature Reserve, including the Red Hill Nature Reserve at page 222. The Plan commits to the following actions at Red Hill: (more…)
The citizen science project to document Gang gang nesting and feeding behaviour is now underway. A summary of some of the main point are:
* Over 300 citizen scientists have contributed 800 sightings of feeding Gang-Gangs over the platforms created for the project. An additional 1000 records have been collated from the records of three Birding groups (COG, South Coast and Blue Mountains) and facebook postings.