FoMM Newsletter July 2012

Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) Newsletter July 2012

  • Working Bee behind The Fair on the National Tree Day site : Sunday July 15th, 1pm-4pm
  • National Tree Day : Sunday, July 29th, 1pm -3pm

Dear Friends

The big news this month is the plan for National Tree Day. This once a year event is sponsored by Planet Ark.  Both this month’s Working Bee and National Tree Day will be held on the slopes of Mount Majura up behind the new North Watson development called The Fair

Working Bee at NTD site – Sunday July 15, 2012

When: Sunday 15 July, 1pm to 4pm

Where: Behind The Fair on the 2012 National Tree Day site

Bring: Sun protection, sturdy shoes, gloves, and a rake or mattock if you have one

We will be preparing the site so all is ready for National Tree Day.  The holes have been dug, the water has been delivered but there is plenty more to do to ensure our willing and eager volunteers can spend their time with the fun of planting, watering and mulching so the new seedlings get a really good start in life.

In particular, we hope you can come on the 15th if you can also come on National Tree Day and act as a planting buddy. Last year on National Tree Day we had a crew of planting buddies and they helped make sure that things ran smoothly and that all the baby seedlings were properly planted and ready for life on Mount Majura. No experience necessary!  Just come along for an hour on the 15th and you will learn all you need to know to be a planting buddy

Click here for a map showing parking and access.

National Tree Day – Sunday July 29, 2012

When: Sunday 29 July, 1pm to 3pm

Where: Behind The Fair on the 2012 National Tree Day site

Bring: Sun protection, sturdy shoes, gloves, and a rake or mattock if you have one

There will be hundreds of sturdy seedlings ready to bring native diversity back to a part of Mount Majura that has become quite bare and degraded.

More information about National Tree Day such as planting schedules, maps, and links is available here on the website.

Click here to download a poster to help publicise the event.

Other nature news from around Canberra

A young male Spotted-Tailed Quoll was hit by a car and killed near the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and the Tuggeranong Parkway in late May (2012). While it is sad that he was killed, it is nevertheless encouraging that quolls are still with us here in the ‘bush capital’. Where there are males, there might be females and it is possible that this young fella was on the look-out for mating prospects.
If you see a quoll in your strolls, please report your sighting by email to Nina Bruns, or by phone to 6207 2113, noting the date, time of day and the approximate location.
This information could help to keep these beautiful animals safer amid the many hazards of urban living.

Finally, here is a link from a recent Canberra Times article about the creatures of the night around our city.

Warm regards


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