Red Hill working bee Sunday 5 March 2017

Jewel spider (Austracantha Minax)

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.
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Federal Golf Club development proposal: February 2017 update

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…)

Eastern Grey kangaroo draft Controlled Native Species management Plan

The ACT Conservator of Flora and Fauna has prepared an Eastern Grey kangaroo draft controlled native species management plan. The plan is available for public comment here. More…

Red hill working bee Sunday 5 February 2017 from 8am (DEFERRED TO Monday 13 February)

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.
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13 species spotted on Butterfly Walk on Red Hill

Bronze Flat. Photo by Rob Parnell

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.

2017 Working Bees on Red Hill

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…

Red Hill Butterfly Walk: Sunday 22 January 2017 at 10.30am

Danaus chrysippus (Lesser Wanderer). Photo Paul Ratcliffe

Danaus chrysippus (Lesser Wanderer). Photo Paul Ratcliffe

The Red Hill Butterfly Walk, led by Dr Suzi Bond, will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017.  We will meet at 10.30am at the Red Hill lookout, which is at the northern end of Red Hill, overlooking Parliament House.
In addition to Suzi, butterfly photographers and experts Steve and Richard will also attend, and will have a scope available for observing the more timid butterflies.
We will be using Suzi’s recently published ‘ACT Butterflies Field Guide’ for reference, so bring along your copy. Alternatively, Suzi will have some copies for sale at the reduced price of $25.
Hope to see you there!

It’s ‘mud-puddling’ time on Red Hill

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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.

ACT Butterflies Field Guide launched

19808754Author 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….  

Red Hill Trail repair

The vehicle track between the Mugga Way car park and Brereton Street will be repaired between December 2016 and January 2017. The purpose of the repair is to ensure that bushfire access is maintained. See map here…

 

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource

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