Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) Newsletter – February 2020

Working Party @ The Fair – Sunday 16 February 2020 from 9am to 12 noon
Come and give a hand at our work party and help with mulching, watering and placing debris to protect our plantings from grazing. Equipment and morning tea will be provided.
Where: Meet nature park entrance intersection Tay Street and Ian Nicol Street, The Fair, North Watson; view this map
Wear and Bring: long pants and sleeves, hat, enclosed shoes, sunscreen, gloves – if you have them, and drinking water;
Inquires: Email
Click here for more information.

Tall speargrass growing around the base of a young Silver Wattle immediately after the removal of a protective guard (W.Pix).

Regent Honeyeater spotted close to Mt Majura reserve on 13 January 2020
A Regent Honeyeater was spotted close to The Fair in Justice Robert Hope Park (Watson Woodland) feeding on flowering Yellowbox by members of the Canberra Ornithologists Group. See some photos here. The Regent Honeyeater is critically endangered under Federal, States and Territory legislation. However, this and other vagrant sightings could be due to the core populations in the Blue Mountains being significantly affected by the fires. Read more about this bird here.


Other news and events:

Australasian Seed Science Conference (ASSC 2020) – Canberra, 5-9 April 2020
Early-bird registrations for this year’s Australasian Seed Science Conference close 8 March. Delegates will discuss the latest advances in seed biology and ecology, seed sourcing and end-use, seed and genebank management and seeds in culture and society. Sponsorship opportunities are also now available. Check out the conference website to see the full 5-day program and to register.

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