Next working bee - Saturday 8 July.  

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

Weather Forecast

Biderap Dry Season [Jan-Feb]

Hot, dry weather. High temperatures and low rainfall.  Female Common Brown butterflies are flying.

Bowat (tussock-grass) is long and dry.

The Southern Cross is high in the south at sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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Foreshore Reserve - 9:30am Sat 9-Oct

You may have heard the sound of chainsaws revving and whining near the Cape Paterson foreshore earlier this year but don’t worry… it wasn’t a  massacre. It was an annihilation. Decades of mirror bush, woody weeds and blackberry were chopped, sawn and hacked, dragged up steep hills and neatly placed into piles until the mulcher could turn them into something useful.

Organised by the Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association, with funding from a Caring for our Coasts grant and the Bass Coast Shire, contractors wielded the chainsaws and spray knapsacks then it was over to members of the association and local residents to slip on the gumboots and help plant out the cleared areas.

The group’s focus this year has been to rehabilitate and revegetate the small creek that runs down beside the Wonthaggi Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse and, in particular, stop the creek from overflowing into the club area during heavy rain. 
Last year some of the large Cypress pine trees overlooking the clubhouse were removed and the native vegetation planted nearby is already thriving. Planting  species local to the area is also encouraging native birds and animals to return.

In the six working bees held so far this year thousands of tubestock have been planted but there are still a few more to go. Please come along this Saturday 9th October, to help plant them. All abilities are catered for. Jobs range from digging holes to planting tubestock, assembling tree guards or analysing last week’s grand final.  Lunch will be provided. Meet at the Wonthaggi Surf Lifesaving Club carpark for a 9.30 start. Feel free to bring your own gloves or diggers.

 

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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