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Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  All welcome.

Weather Forecast

Buath Gurru Grass Flowering Season [Nov]

The weather is warm, and it is often raining. Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight. Balayang, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the bat.

Kangaroo Grass is flowering.

Male Common Brown butterflies are flying. Coranderrk (Victorian Christmas Bush) is coming into flower.

The Orion constellation is setting in the western sky around sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Working Bee 17 June 2017

 WB1706FrontVolunteers continued working in the foreshore area at the western end of Undertow Bay. This area is located between Orana campground and the coast. Woody weeds which had previously been cut down and poisoned by local contractor, Envirogain were cut and stacked to make room for planting.

Click on the title to read more and look at the photos.

 


Some Mirror Bush that had survived the initial clearing were cut at ground level and the stumps poisoned to prevent them regrowing.  The smaller Dolichos Pea seedlings were carefully hand pulled and some larger vines were cut at ground level and poisoned. 


We will need to remain vigilant in removing weed seedlings as they emerge. There is a large seed load in this area which will continue to germinate over the next few years.  The area is now ready for planting with a mix of indigenous plants. This planting will start to restore this precious habitat which has been seriously degraded by the invasion of woody weeds.


With the hard work completed in this eastern area, now the fun begins. We will be planting tubestock at the next working bee on Saturday 8 June so come along and join us in this very worthwhile environmental activity working alongside enthusiastic members of our community. 

See below for photos from the morning's activity.
 
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Membership is open to "residents of Cape Paterson or ratepayers of the Bass Coast Shire owning property in Cape Paterson" (Constitution ยง4.3).

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Whale Watch

There are many whales seen in our area but few sightings are formally recorded - so there is no evidence of these. So, if you see a whale, please:

- Take a photo and/or note the fin and tail shape, plus any markings

- Note the time/day/location

Then e-mail this info to our local Whale Watcher by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Our Hoodies

    Hooded PloversWe have two valuable Hooded Plover breeding sites at Undertow Bay and 2nd Surf Beach.  Hoodies are endangered species with breeding success currently very low.  To protect them you must:

      - Read and follow signage

      - Only observe them from a distance of 80-100m

      - Keep your dog on a lead and well away from the birds.

          To find out more about our Hoodies, click here