Working Party @ The Fair – Sunday 20 August 2017, 1pm to 4pm
Join the Friends of Mount Majura working party at the planting area behind The Fair and give the seedlings planted on National Tree Day a head start for spring. Help direct seeding native grass, spreading wood chip mulch and placing debris of cut Cootamundra wattle around the plantings to protect them from grazing. Come for an hour or more. Tools and afternoon tea will be provided.
Where: meet nature park entrance intersection Tay Street and Ian Nicol Street, The Fair, North Watson
Bring: Sun protection, sturdy shoes, long sleeve and pants and garden gloves if you have them.
Enquiries: Email or 6247 7515
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Silver wattles and other wattles were planted along the eroding gully. (Photo: Steve Bittinger)
Scouts planted Everlasting daisies and Bulbine lilies in a separate area. (Photo: Steve Bittinger)
Sugar Glider leap at half speed
FoMM walks organiser, Jenni Marsh, recently videoed a sugar glider preparing to and leaping between two tree trunks. It happens lightning fast so she has halved the speed. You can see it preparing to jump on the trunk on the left.
Other news and events:
Biodiversity Offsets: are they working in the ACT? 31 October 2017, 12pm – 2pm
How do we measure outcomes? Are they adequately reported? Who is accountable? Case studies and discussion. This Environment Exchange held by the Conservation Council ACT Region will be held at the Renewables Innovation Hub 19-23 Moore Street Turner ACT. Contact Ph: 02 6229 3208 or Email
Something to make you smile, from FoMM’s Convenor, Jochen Zeil – Corellas in Caversham, WA turned a rooftop into a playground when they found this whirlybird!