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Feb
14
Sun
Ant Walk @ Helms Place Mt Majura nature park entrance
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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 hold prey and a sting to defend themselves and their nest (Photo A. Narendra).

Join ANU ant specialist Ajay Narendra to learn amazing things about jack-jumpers and other ants that live on Mount Majura.

Ants are fascinating, beautiful and fun to watch. Some ants have a painful sting, and others only bite. Some ants are coloured, or scented, or hairy. Some pretend to be spiders, a few have excellent eyesight, and one species can jump!

Kids accompanied by adults are especially welcome.

Bring a magnifying lens, wear sun protection and covered shoes. Please bring a gold coin donation.

It is important to notify us if you are allergic to ants or bee stings.

Feb
21
Sun
Weeds Working Party @ Mt Majura nature reserve
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Flowering Viper’s Bugloss, Echinum vulgare @ The Fair (W.Pix)

When: Sunday, 21 February 9am – 12noon
Where: Nature park east of The Fair, North Watson; access nature park entrance Tay / Ian Nicol Sts; click on this map to view the work area.
What: Control of woody weeds using the cut & dab method and hand removing herbaceous weeds using mattocks and trowels.
Bring: Sun protection, sturdy shoes, body-covering clothing; tools will be provided.
Come early for an introduction; give as much of your time as you want.

We will continue work to remove woody weeds from the gully south of Valour park. This work involves cutting stems of woody plants and dabbing the cut surface with the herbicide glyphosate; volunteers who don’t want to use herbicide may choose hand removing herbaceous weeds such as Viper’s Bugloss, horehound or thistles.

Inquiries: e-mail secretary@majura.org, ph. 6247 7515

Poster for promotion

Mar
6
Sun
Mt Majura Bush Clean-up @ Mt Majura nature reserve
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Clean-up kids

Clean-up Australia bags

Clean-up Australia bags

The Friends of Mount Majura will be hosting a Clean-up Australia Day event. Join us and give a hand

When: Sunday, 6 March 2016 from 10.00am to 12.00noon
Where: Volunteer registration at the nature park entrance at Kellaway Street, Hackett; click here to view a map.
Bring: your friends and family, sun protection, drinking water and wear enclosed shoes, long sleeves and pants; we’ll provide gloves and rubbish collection bags.
Enquiries: e-mail secretary@majura.org or ph. 6247 7515

To join the Mt Majura Clean-up event register here or just come along.

Clean-Up Australia Day
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Australians help clean up their environment on Clean-Up Australia Day. This year’s Clean-Up Australia event will be held on 6nd March. Learn more from the Clean-Up Australia Website http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/

Clean-up team

Mar
20
Sun
Woody Weeds Working Party @ Nature park behind The Fair
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fox pellets with Briar Rose seeds

Fox pellets with Briar Rose seeds.

Fruiting Hawthorn at Valour Park

Fruiting Hawthorn at Valour Park

Volunteers wanted!

Please come to our monthly working party and help removing Briar Rose and Hawthorn at the northwest corner of the Mt Majura nature reserve

For more information click here.

May
15
Sun
Bird Walk @ Nature reserve entrance
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Scarlet Robin. Wamboin, NSW, Australia.

Scarlet robin by David Cook

Walk through the woodlands with bird enthusiast Peter Miller to spot, observe, listen to, identify and learn about the amazing variety of birds on Mt Majura.

Please Bring:

  • Binoculars
  • Walking boots
  • Water
  • Gold Coin donation for a bird list
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.

Jul
31
Sun
National Tree Day @ Behind The Fair in the nature reserve
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

14568880899_b8f0797991_mJoin the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) to celebrate National Tree Day 2016 with the planting of local trees, shrubs and flowering ground-cover plants.

This will be our fourth and final National Tree Day community planting in the nature park behind (east of) “The Fair”.  Planting holes have been dug prior to the event and water delivered so all we need are volunteers to get the seedlings into the ground.

Please come early for a demonstration on how to plant.

What to wear: Garden gloves, appropriate clothing and foot wear, wrap up warmly.

What to bring: Bucket, trowel or small mattock if you have one; please label items with your phone number so that we can reunite any left-behinds with the owner.

Enjoy warm-up drinks and Timtams.

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.

Oct
16
Sun
Majura Spring Working Party @ Hackett water reservoir off Rivett/French Street
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planted native boxthorn in flower

Planted native boxthorn in flower

Spring into action at the spring working party hosted by the Friends of Mt Majura on Sunday, 16 October at the Majura paddock. Help remove protective guards that are outgrown by their plant inhabitants or go on weed patrol and tackle Horehound and Paterson’s Curse.

Please bring sun protection and garden gloves if you have them. Tools and tea will be provided.

Oct
23
Sun
Wildflower Walk @ Mt Majura Reserve behind The Fair
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Early nancy

Early nancy

Enjoy Mount Majura’s Spring Floriade at this delightful walk with local plant ecologist Michael Doherty and learn about the different species found in the grassy woodlands and open forests of the nature reserve.

Please bring :

  • good walking shoes
  • water
  • sun protection
  • camera and a hand lens / magnifying glass if you have one.

A new flora list will be available for a donation.

 

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