Working Party @ The Fair (21/02/2021)


Pink guards protecting shrubs planted along a drain line to stabilize soil and to provide wildlife habitat; the plant inhabitants are now well established and the guards are ready for removal and further use (W.Pix).

FoMM will resume its third Sunday monthly working bees on 21 February, at The Fair site at North Watson. Register your participation at the nature reserve entrance, corner of Tay and Ian Nicol Streets. Click on this map to view the volunteer registration point and working area; the base camp will be at the Big Conifer shown on the map.

Join us any time between 9 am – 12 noon, give whatever time you can spare.

We will be removing tree guards from the established plants we have planted over the past 2-3 years – a fun activity for volunteers, including children. Surplus guards not needed for future FoMM plantings will be given to other ParkCare groups.

A well-camouflaged nest of a Yellow-rumped Thornbill in one of the native Boxthorns planted @ The Fair (W.Pix).

Since work started at The Fair site in 2012 FoMM volunteers have removed woody weeds and replaced them with hundreds of local trees, shrubs and ground cover plants which provide habitat for wildlife. We also direct-seeded wallaby, spear, redleg, kangaroo and wheat grasses. The spear grass, which is least palatable to kangaroos, has flourished in the recent La Nina conditions. Go to to see photographs of the changes at The Fair since 2014.

When: Sunday 21 February 2021, 9 am – 12noon.

Where: Nature reserve east of The Fair, North Watson, view this map.

What: Removal of small green, large pink and wire mesh guards.

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