CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

Working bees are held on the second Saturday of the month. The next working bee will be on - SATURDAY 13 October.

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  All welcome.

 

Weather Forecast

Poorneet Tadpole Season [Sep-Oct]

Temperatures are rising but the rain continues. Pied Currawongs call loudly and often.

Flax-lilies are flowering.

The flowering of plants such as Myrnong, (Yam Daisy), indicates the tubers are ready for eating.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males have finished displaying.

Days and nights are of equal length.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Working Bee 14 October 2017

 

IMG 01 Front pageCassia Street Reserve on the corner of Cassia St and Surf Beach Road was the focus of our October working bee. CPRRA cleared the reserve of blackberries, sweet pittosporum and mirror bush, and extensively planted it with indigenous species in 2013.

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

 


At the working bee we maintained the walking tracks, which had become quite overgrown, and removed woody weed seedlings.

It was exciting to see how well the plants had grown in only four years and to hear so many native birds singing. If you are passing the reserve and have a few minutes to spare follow one of the short walking tracks and discover this lovely patch of native bushland on the heart of Cape Paterson.

 

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CPRRA Members

Membership is open to "residents of Cape Paterson or ratepayers of the Bass Coast Shire owning property in Cape Paterson" (Constitution §4.3).

To join, simply fill-i the Membership Applicationon the left and pay the membership fees.

You can download the Rules of Association by clicking here

CPRRA is a not-for-profit
incorporated association

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