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Waring Wombat Season [Apr-Jul]

Cool, rainy days follow misty mornings. The time of highest rainfall and lowest temperatures.  Waring (wombats) emerge to bask and graze in the sunshine.

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

Hearts of Kombadik (Soft Tree-ferns) are the major food when no fruits are available.

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The constellation of Sagittarius rises in the southeast after sunset, indicating the mid point of cold weather.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria


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Working Bee - 9-Jun 2012

wb05-100The Saturday 9th June 2012 working bee started out with a steady drizzle of rain, but that didn't deter the 28 community volunteers that braved the weather to complete the getting plants in the ground at the two sites - Illawong car park and Second Surf car park.

Click on the title to read about what was accomplished.


2012-sites2502012 Sites - click above to see a larger imageThe two target sites - Nos 4 and 10 on the image riight - had previously had the woody weeds removed by chainsaw/paint and then sprayed for weeds about six-weeks prior.  This work was paid for out of the grant funds.  So, the sites were ready for planting.

Site 4 - the Illawong car park - had infact had 250 plants put in at the last working bee on 12-May-2012.  However, the 350  plants already added were supplemented on Sat with another 400.  In the process we noted that the "frilling" of large pittosporum that was undertaken at the working bee of 14-Apr-2012, was showing success with the die-off of these trees.

Site 10 - Second Surf car park - had not been planted yet, so on arrival the first task was to collect the many empty pottles and cans and other rubbish that became visible once the weeds were removed.  Then came the more enjoyable job of putting in another 400 seedlings.

Given the reduced number of volunteers on Saturday, it was satisfying to find that by 12:30pm we had achieved the day's objectives.  A big thank you to all volunteers.

The next working bee is on 14-Jul-2012 - we may not storm the Bastille, but we will make another improvement in the environmental integroty of our Foreshore Reserve.

 See photos from the 9-Jun working bee below.

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