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 9 February 2019.

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

 

Weather Forecast

Kangaroo-apple Season [Dec]

Changeable, thundery weather.  Bundjil (Wedge-tailed Eagles) are breeding. Bunjil, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the 'eaglehawk'.

Fruits appear on Kangaroo- apple bushes. Bali (Cherry Ballart) is fruiting.

Dhuling (Goannas) are active.  Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight.

Days are long and nights are short.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

 

 

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Working Bee 10 November 2018

WB11frontThis was the last working bee of 2018 and we had around 20 eager volunteers to tackle Cassia St Reserve. This is a reserve we have worked on before, removing woody weeds and replanting. This working bee was about the maintenance of the tracks or, in some cases, re-creating tracks as our plantings had done so well that they had over grown some of the original tracks. 

 

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 We also did some cut and paste, and hand weeding of some woody weeds. We identified Psoralea pinnata (Common Names:-Blue Pea; Fountain Bush; Fountain Tree; African Scurfpea) highly invasive, prolific seeding weed, that we removed from the Cassia St side. A fantastic way to end the working bee year, along with now the reserve is ready for the inquisitive kids and adults over the summer holidays.

 

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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 §4.3).

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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