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

Guling Orchid Season [Aug]

Cold weather is coming to an end. Guling (orchids) are flowering.

Ae-noke (caterpillars) of Common Brown butterfly feed on grasses at night.

Muyan (Silver Wattles) are flowering.

Bulen-bulen (Superb Lyrebird) males perform the last of their courtship displays.

The star Arcturus is seen on the northwestern horizon soon after sunset.

Gurrborra (Koalas) begin mating. Males bellow at night.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Fauna Survey of Undertow Bay Foreshore

fauna2frontAt 2pm on 11 August a Community Information session was held where Peter Homan presented the results of the fauna survey he conducted in April 2018. Again, despite the weather, there was a terrific turn out of 62 people to learn about the birds, bats, marsupials and endangered species that try to survive in the area behind Undertow beach.

Thanks to the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club for allowing us to use the hall and providing a wonderful afternoon tea.

The CPRRA commissioned the survey which was funded through a grant from the Wettenhall Environment Trust and the Bass Coast Shire. Peter Homan Fauna Consultancy undertook the survey.

The site has important habitats for many native animals and is a key section in the habitat corridor between Bunurong Marine National Park and San Remo. Fifty-one native species were recorded: 13 mammals, 3 reptiles, 33 birds and 2 amphibians. Three threatened bird species were recorded.

A summary of the report findings can be found here or you can read the full survey report here. Peter Homan also prepared some Advice on Habitat Management which contains valuable information to consider when undertaking re-vegetation works.

 

 

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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