The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our working bee which will be held on Sunday 5 March 2017
Starting time this month will be the earlier time of 8am, to avoid the hottest time of the day.
This month we will continue to work on the ‘shadier’ west side of the hill at the same location as our December and January working bees. There is still a good supply of woody weeds, some thistles and verbascum to work on.
The following information regarding the status of the residential development proposal by the Federal Golf Club, has been provided by GAHRAG (Garran and Hughes Residents Action Group). (more…)
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our first working bee of 2017 on Sunday 5 February 2017
Starting time will be the earlier time of 8am, to avoid the hottest time of the day.
NOTE: THIS ACTIVITY HS BEEN DEFERRED TO MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2017, SAME TIME, PLACE
Welcome to 2017 and another year enjoying Red Hill!
This month we will continue to work on the ‘shadier’ west side of the hill at the same location as our December working bee. There is still a good supply of woody weeds, some thistles and verbascum to work on.
The annual Red Hill butterfly walk was conducted on Red Hill on a very hot morning on Sunday 22 January 2017. Twenty enthusiastic members of the community joined Dr Suzi Bond, author of the ‘Field Guide to Butterflies of the Australian Capital Territory‘ to spot thirteen species along the ridge between the lookout and the kiosk. Many species obliged the photographers by posing conveniently with wings outspread. An unusual Lesser Wanderer cruised past the group on its way through the Territory while multiple Dainty Swallowtails circled around their chosen bush. Click here for the complete list of species which were recorded on the walk. Our thanks to Suzi for her expert advice and guidance.
There will be working bees on Red Hill on the first Sunday of the month. There will also be some mid week working bees. More…
Be careful when walking along the gravel tracks on Red Hill this month in case you tread on flocks of tiny Common Grass Blue butterflies congregating on the damp gravel. Dr Suzi Bond says that these butterflies are ‘mud-puddling’, where butterflies aggregate to access minerals dissolved in the damp soil. There will be more fascinating insights from Suzi when she leads the Butterfly Walk on Red Hill on Sunday 22 January 2017.
Author Dr Suzi Bond launched the ‘ACT Butterflies Field Guide’ this week at a packed event held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Copies of the book can be purchased for $25 from the ANBG bookshop, National Arboretum, Namadgi and Tidbinbilla Visitors Centres and Dymocks Bookshop. It is highly recommended for anyone living in the ACT and with an interest in its butterflies.
Dr Bond was also interviewed on ABC about the book. More….