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.
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 email@example.com, ph. 6247 7515
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
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.
- Walking boots
- Gold Coin donation for a bird list
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- sun protection
- camera and a hand lens / magnifying glass if you have one.
A new flora list will be available for a donation.