Planting bee at the old sheep camp (16/06/2013)

Prickly leaves of Early Wattle provide protection for small woodland birds (Photograph Steve Bittinger).

When: Sunday, 16 June 2013, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Where: meet at the old sheep camp at Mount Majura ridge where the Casuarina trail hits the summit track. Click on this map with nature park access, meeting point, and the footpath map via Casuarina trail. Walking from the park entrance Antill Street or Helms Place takes 20 – 30 minutes.
Bring & Wear: Sun protection, sturdy boots, garden gloves and a trowel, if you have one. Wrap up warmly.

Drooping She-oak, female flowers and seed cone. She-oak seeds are the sole food source of Glossy Black Cockatoo, an endangered bird that lives on Mt Majura.

Enquiries: ph 0421033020 or e-mail
Help promote the planting bee with this poster

Learn more about the sheep camp rehabilitation project – click here

We will be planting Drooping She-oak, Allocasuarina verticillata, and Early Wattle, Acacia genistifolia which are habitat plants important for local woodland birds and other wildlife.

You will be rewarded with splendid views and the satisfaction of having contributed to enhancing the Mt Majura’s bush environment.

The front cover photograph of Labour of Love, a book to celebrate nature parks and ParkCare in the ACT, features the sheep camp at Mt Majura ridge. Tristan Armstrong took the photograph on a morning in autumn.

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