A-bit-of-everything Working Bee (18/06/2023)

Glycine Pea, Glycine tabacina will be the latest addition to the watercourse plantings (W.Pix).

Friends of Mt Majura will be hosting a working bee on Sunday, 18 June along the watercourse close to the Hackett water tank. The area has been significantly improved thanks to volunteers weeding, planting, mulching and direct-seeding native grasses over the past year.

At this working bee, we will plant more Hardenbergia and Native Raspberry in gaps that are open to weed infestation.

And for the first time, we will plant local Glycine Pea, a beautiful ground cover species that was recently discovered after the removal of highly invasive Chilean Needle Grass along the edge of the watercourse. We hope these new plants will thrive and feed Majura’s native bees.

Happy mulchers at the working bee in March (M.Burn)

Other tasks are mulching around plantings, placing a few logs over the watercourse for birds to perch, and tackling any weeds we find.

So it will be a bit of everything – choose your pet activity.

When: Sunday 18 June 2023, from 1 pm to 4 pm; give as much time as you can spare.

Where: Meet at the drainage line close to the water reservoir off Rivett Street and French Street intersection, Hackett; view this map.

What: Planting, mulching, weeding and placing logs.

Laughing Kookaburra perches on a protective guard at the water course (W.Pix).

Bring and wear: Sun protection, long sleeves and pants, sturdy shoes or gum boots and garden gloves if you have them.

Work instructions at the March 2023 working bee (M. Burn); the almost brand new Parks and Conservation Service ranger Emma Wade in her fire unit uniform on the left.

Inquiries: secretary@majura.org

You need no experience to attend this event. Instructions, tools, gloves, hand sanitiser and a delicious home-baked cake will be provided.

Click on this link for further information on this project.

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