Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) Newsletter – November 2016

FOMM Late Spring Working party @ the Fair – Sunday 20 November, 9am – 12pm.

Help with removing protective guards that have been outgrown by their plant inhabitants or go on weed patrol to tackle Paterson’s Curse, Saffron Thistle and other weeds. Give as much time as you can spare.
Meet: at The Fair entrance gate, corner of Tay/Ian Nicol Streets, The Fair, North Watson.
Enquiries: Ph: 6247 7515
PLEASE email an RSVP for your participation to this email. Contact Person: Max Pouwer. This helps in organising equipment etc.
Bring: Sun Protection, water bottle, and garden gloves if you have them. Tools and tea will be provided.

The spring wildflower displays on Mt Majura are stunning this year after all the rain. However the weeds are also currently exploding so we need your help to keep the wildflowers blooming! (Photo: Jo Lynch)

Local plant ecologist Michael Doherty leading the successful FoMM Wildflower Walk on 23 October 2016. New populations of the Canberra Spider Orchid have been found this year! (Photo: Max Pouwer)

Grass ID Course
Steve Taylor, Senior Weeds Officer with ACT Parks and Conservation, has organised a number of Grass ID courses for staff, contractors and volunteers to attend. The trainer is Harry Rose from NSW Department of Primary Industries. The day will consist primarily of learning the parts of a grass in order to be able to distinguish between the many native and exotic grasses. The day will begin inside but progress to the field for hands on ID work. ParkCarers and Landcarers have been offered a limited number of places to attend the course:
When: Thursday 1 December
Time: 8.30am to 4.00pm
Where: The Ron Reynolds Training Centre, Strangways St, Curtin
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, outdoor walking clothes, morning tea and lunch, water bottle
There are also a few places left for the course on Wednesday 30 November if you cannot attend Thursday. This will be held at PCS Stromlo Depot in Weston. If you would like to attend this course, please contact Philip Selmes, ParkCare and Volunteer Coordinator, Phone 02 6205 7384  Email
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