Working Party @ The Fair (15/08/2021)

Variable Plantain, Plantago varia, a perennial grassy ecosystem species. It can be distinguished from the introduced Ribwort Plantain, Plantago lanceolata by its densely hairy leaves and the teeth along the margins – the number of teeth vary; sometimes there are no teeth at all, hence the scientific name.

Due to the Canberra Covid19 Lock-down , the Friends of Mt Majura postpone the work party scheduled for Sunday 15 August until further notice.

Come along and help to plant, mulch, and weed at The Fair on Sunday, 15 August. We will plant native Blue Devils and Variable Plantain in two of our seeding nodes at The Fair, spread more wood chip mulch at sites where Chilean Needle Grass has been sprayed recently, and check for and remove weeds such as Paterson’s Curse and Capeweed if we find them – choose your pet activity.

When: Sunday 15 August 2021, from 1 pm to 4 pm; please come early for an introduction and give as much time as you like.

Where: Nature reserve east of the Fair North Watson; please register at the volunteer registration table close to the reserve entry at Tay / Ian Nicol Streets; click on this map to view the registration point and the seed nodes (SN) sites where we will be planting.

The Blue Devil, Eryngium ovinum, changes its colour from green to a stunning blue when it develops the flower stem. The first soft green leaves that emerge in spring are subject to heavy grazing.

Bring and Wear suitable clothing and shoes,  sun protection and drinking water, your garden gloves, and a trowel if you have one.

We provide some tools, buckets to carry mulch, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, and a delicious cake.

Click on Progress @ The Fair and see how the area has transformed over time thanks to the assistance of many volunteers over many years.


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