FoMM November 2012 Newsletter

Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) Newsletter November 2012 pdf

  • Make a Dash for a Bash  – Sunday, 4 November
  • Wildflower Walk – Sunday, 11 November
  • Working Party National Tree Day Planting Site – Sunday, 18 November

Dear Friends

We made great progress removing Paterson’s Curse at its last stronghold in the Majura Paddock; see here the amazing result. With the help of a few more people we could knock over the Curse at a final bash this coming Sunday.

Make a dash for a bash
 Sunday 4 November, any time from 8am to 11am
  Go to the weeding site adjacent to the drainage line in the northeast corner of the paddock; click this map to view the location and access points.
sun protection, drinking water, long sleeve and pants; I’ll bring bags, some gloves and trowels
Conduct your private bash.
There are few Curse plants scattered over the paddock which started flowering recently. Next time when you walk on Mount Majura consider a 10 minute detour over the paddock; pick up a bag at one of the two access points and pull & bag any Curse as you walk along; deposit the bag at the access point on your way out of the paddock.

Wildflower Walk – Sunday, 11 November
Come for an afternoon stroll to explore the wildflowers at the northwest slope of Mt Majura. Bring your camera – right now the carpet of Hoary Sunray looks spectacular.  An updated list of the Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie Flora will be available for a gold coin donation.
Sunday 11 November, 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
Meet at the Antill Street Nature Park entrance opposite Carotel, south of The Fair in North Watson; click on this map to view the meeting point
For more details and links to photographs of Majura Floriade click here.
Phone 6248 8955

Working Party National Tree Day Planting Site – Sunday, 18 November

  Sunday, 18 November 2012 from 9am to 1pm; come for an hour or more
Meet at the National Tree Day 2012 planting site behind (east of) The Fair residential site in North Watson, view this map; for detailed directions on how to access the site visit this link
Bring and wear:
 Sun protection, sturdy shoes, leather gloves if you have them, garden clothing with long sleeves and pants.
 we will be cutting and daubing woody weeds and place the debris around the young plants.
All tools and equipment and will be provided.
Enquiry: or 62477515
A crew of tree guard guardians currently patrol the planting site on a weekly basis to replace the frequently knocked over and blown away guards. The situation will improve once mulching of the young plants is complete.
We have to let go Paterson’s Curse in the north part of the planting site; it is too late to spray and there are too many to pull. However the difference between the treated and untreated sites is amazing. We will take up the spraying again in autumn when new rosettes form.

Other dates of interest
Bird walk
hosted the Mt Ainslie Weeders:  Sunday, 11 November, 8.30 – 10am. Booking: or ph. 62477684
Swap Your Weed for a Free Native Plant
: Weekend 3/4 November; click here for details


Warm regards from your coordinator


31 October 2012

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments are closed.