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Aug
24
Sun
Majura Paddock Working Party @ Mt Majura nature reserve
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plantings at the Majura paddock drainage line  (W.Pix)

Join this working party and celebrate the return of Majura horse holding paddocks 5 and 6 to nature reserve; read more about the Majura paddocks here.

When: Sunday, 24 August from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, come for an hour or more; tea and cake around 2.30pm. (this event was scheduled for Sunday 17 August and  postponed due to welcome rain).

Where: Meet at the Hackett water reservoir close to the Rivett and French Streets intersection; view this map.

What: Hand-weed horehound and other herbaceous weeds around plantings; remove outgrown tree guards; celebrate with tea, coffee and cake at around 2.30pm.

Wear and bring: Sun protection, sturdy shoes, old garden clothing with long sleeves and pants. We’ll provide gloves and tools.

Enquiries: email secretary@majura.org or phone 62477515

Mar
1
Sun
Ant Walk @ Mt Majura nature reserve
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ant art, head of a bullant seen from above by illustrator Ladina Ribi

Ant art. The Head of a bull ant seen from above by illustrator Ladina Ribi

Ants are fascinating, beautiful and fun to watch. Join expert Ajay Narendra on Sunday, 1st March for a glimpse into the fascinating world of one of the most dominant animals on the planet.

Discover Jack Jumpers and other ants of Mt Majura on this nature walk hosted by the Friends of Mt Majura. Learn about the ants’ leading role in the environment as predators and scavengers and hear about their highly social organization, effective communication, and amazing navigation skills that have been the subject of research for generations.

When: Sunday, 1st March 2015, 4.00 to 5.30 pm.
Where: Meet at Helms Place close to Rivett St and Richard St intersection, Hackett; view this map.

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All your ant questions answered by Ajay Narendra.

Jack Jumpers use their impressive jaws to catch and hold prey and a sting to defend themselves and their nest (Photo A. Narendra).

Jack Jumpers use their impressive jaws to catch and carry prey and a sting to defend themselves and their nest.

Bring: Sun protection, sturdy boots and a magnifying glass if you have one; a gold coin donation for our conservation work would be much appreciated.

Kids (with adults) are especially welcome. Please tell us if you are allergic to bee and wasp stings.

The walk will be postponed to the following Sunday if it rains; same time and place

Enquiries: Sunday 1 March 0435 357 172

We will be joined by renowned Swiss scientific illustrator, Ladina Ribi (link to interview), whose wonderful illustrations will be on sale (framed B&W 20$; Colour 30$).

 

Oct
25
Sun
Wildlfower Walk @ Nature reserve entrance behind the Fair
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Hoary Sunrays 2015

Join local plant ecologist Michael Doherty for a wildflower ramble in the nature reserve behind the Watson Fair on Sunday 25 October and enjoy a spring Floriade on the mountain.
This delightful walk will highlight different species found in grassland, woodland and open forest.
Please bring good walking shoes, water, sun protection, and a hand lens/magnifying glass if you have one.
A new flora list is available for a donation

Jul
24
Sun
Trees of Mt Majura Walk @ Nature reserve gate on Mackenzie Street
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Old hollow bearing trees at the Majura paddock such as this Brittle gum provide habitat for nesting birds and for mammals.

Old hollow bearing trees at the Majura paddock such as this Brittle gum provide habitat for nesting birds and for mammals.

Enjoy a winter walk through Mount Majura’s beautiful woodlands and forests. Learn to identify local trees, see where they occur and find out how they survive fire and drought. Local ecologist Michael Doherty will lead this medium grade informative walk along the Casuarina Trail. Walk up to the snow gums then back down to the Black Cypress forest.

Bring: Sturdy shoes, water, warm clothes, and a gold coin donation for a tree guide.

Sep
11
Sun
Bird walk in Spring @ Mount Majura Nature Reserve entrance off Mackenzie St
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Spotted pardalote : from Canberrabirds.org.au

Spotted pardalote : from Canberrabirds.org.au

Walk through the woodlands in early spring with bird enthusiast Peter Miller to spot, observe, listen to, identify and learn about birds of Mount Majura Expect to see a variety of early spring migrants, possibly even early breeders-cuckoos, gerygones, honeyeaters.

Bring binoculars, walking boots, water, and a Gold Coin donation for a bird list.

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