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.
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…
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…)
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.
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…)
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.
It was a fine sunny spring day on Father’s Day, when eleven keen volunteers (fathers included), gathered for a successful Cootamundra Wattle hunt among the dense understorey between Red Hill Drive and the Deakin cut off drain. The cut off drain held enough water to excite the frogs to fever pitch. Morning tea was taken up by an animated discussion about the proposed Development on the Federal Golf Course lease.
Hear the frogs (Common Eastern Froglets?) in the flooded cut off drain..(click on the left end of the black bar)