Seed collection Drooping She-oak (05.03.2011)

Drooping She-oak Allocasuarina verticillata seed cone and flowers (Photograph W. Pix)

The seeds of She-oaks are the sole food of the Glossy Black Cockatoo, a declining woodland bird, which is now declared vulnerable in the ACT. The dull black bird – the common name is somehow misleading – with the softest call of all local cockatoos can be readily observed on Mount Majura feeding on Drooping She-oak Allocasuarina verticillata (photograph Waltraud Pix 24.01.2005).


If you have some spare time come along and help collecting seeds of Drooping She-oak:

Date: Saturday, 5 March 2011
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Where: Helms Place off Rivett Street (view this map)
Bring: Sun protection, good shoes, gloves and a secateur if you have one.
Please note: If conditions are wet the collection will be cancelled.
Enquiries: E or P 6247 7515

Watch this space for further collection days / times or contact

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