CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

The working bee scheduled foSaturday 11 May 2019 HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the extreme weather event on 10 May

The next working bee will be held on Saturday 8 June 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 #11 - Another Success

Five sites - 500 plants - 20 volunteers.

The working bee on Saturday 9th July - the eleventh for this project and the fourth this year - was successfully completed. Some 20 community volunteers plant 500 tube stock in five separate sites in the Cape Paterson Foreshore Reserve.

The five sites (see gold stars on right) covered:

  • extending the coverage of the site of working bee #9 where 900 tube stock had already been planted
  • planting a new small area behind the amenities in Birt Park
  • filling-in two small areas along Surf Beach Rd; and,
  • unfortunately, replanting part of a previous working bees site that had been subjected to vandalism

The 20 volunteers rose to the challenge and, where we had planned to put in 380 plants, we actually got 500 planted and guarded.

Acknowledgement

Whilst the sound community support must be appreciated, it is also import to remember the contribution of John and Cheryl  Gilliland on this and, in fact, on just about every working bee.

When we show up at the appointed time to lend a hand, it is worth remembering that John and Cheryl have done all the preparation, including:

  1. Working with the Council to identify and schedule working bee sites
  2. Ensuring the tube stock, weed control and contractors are ordered
  3. Ensuring tools and materials are delivered to the site as required
  4. Sending out notices to inform the community as to when the next working bee is on
  5. Lining-up our WLSC volunteers to man the kitchen on the day
  6. Then, very early on the day, picking up the tube stock and distributing them to the sites
  7. Facilitating the tasking of the volunteers on the day
  8. Buying the morning tea and lunch ingredients and delivering them to the kitchen
  9. And finally, collecting all the tools and materials for storage or return

Their very considerable and vital contribution is not always recognised, so we take this opportunity to say 'thank you' for the time you put into ensuring the working bees are the success they are.

Some images from the day are in the slideshow below.

For more about this project click here.

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