Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee - September activity

Date: 

27 Sep 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet: at the Point Hut Crossing carpark, Saturday 9.00am

Planned activities: in Sept we'll finish planting the seedlings left over from last month. We'll also continue to move rocks to build up and strengthen our leaky weirs along Barney's Gully. We may also need to do some watering, depending on rainfall between now and then. If you'd prefer to take photos or do bird or wildlife observations, we'd be happy to have you along too!

Please wear suitable clothes and sturdy footwear, a sense of humour, and bring water.

Last month: for our August activity the rangers dropped off plants, stakes and guards for us. Whilst Paul continued moving rock to strengthen a leaky weir, the rest of us (including another new person) planted river she-oaks, river tea-trees and river bottlebrush along Barney's Gully. We've had a fair bit of success with previous plantings over the years, so the diversity of size and species of plants are helping to stabilise the gully banks and improving the biodiversity. Lauren saw scarlet robins and we found a dead frog in one of the pools. Our newest helper is a mountain biker and she is very interested in the mountain bike tracks that will be constructed upslope on Stranger's Hill.

(Species planted were: Casuarina cunninghamiana, Leptospermum obovatum, Callistemon sieberi)

Sundew (probably Drosera peltata - pale sundew), with trapped beetle, July 2014 (photo: Deb)

For more information about the POSM group, see the Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee page.

Hope to see you all on Sat 27th September.

Future Activities are planned for the following dates in 2014:
October 11, November 22, December 13.
See Upcoming events on the right for details of each month's planned activities.