CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

The next working bee will be held on Saturday 10 August 2019

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  ALL WELCOME.

 

Weather Forecast

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.

Days are short and nights are long.

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 3:19-Jun-10

Despite the threateing weather, about 15 residents turned out and, with three chainsaws operating, we removed a large quantity of mirror bush from the site - marked in red in the image on the right.

What was surprsing when we started was that this area was completely "green" and invisible, but when we started cutting and removing the dreaded 'mirror bush', it turned out occupy some 70-80% of the vegetation there.

After we had finished our mornings work, you could see that it was a gully with a water course.  Just a reminder that we need to keep up these efforts to give the native vegetation a chance by removing (and poisioning the roots) of these invaders.  It is reported that the 'mirror bush' is a native of New Zealand ... so perhaps it is a retribution for our possum making home there ...

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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.

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incorporated association