Woodend Landcare September News

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Love platypus?

On Tuesday the 24th September, Upper Campaspe Landcare Network is holding their second platypus eDNA sampling event. They will be working with citizen scientists contributing to important data collection for this iconic species. For more information and to register please email Michael Nott at president@uppercampaspelandcare.org.au

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Don’t Forget! September is Biodiversity Month…

Help us celebrate and take care of our beautiful natural environment at one or more of the following local events…

Landcare in the Library – 2-7 September

Every year, the first full week in September is the time to recognise the efforts of the 100,000+ volunteers who dedicate their valuable time to care for our treasured land, water and native Aussie species. In Woodend, we celebrate Landcare Week in the library. This year our display has the theme, ‘Birds of Woodend’. You can learn to recognise some of the more common native birds found around Woodend and what you can do to encourage more native birds in your backyard.
National Threatened Species Day – Saturday 7 September

9-12pm: Woodend Landcare at the Farmers Market
Come and visit Woodend Landcare volunteers at our stall at the Farmers Market. Find out how you can get involved in Landcare or some tips on improving nature on your property.

2-3pm: All about Black Gums – tour of Browning Street Reserve
Tour one of Council’s newest bushland reserves, which contains nationally threatened Black Gums – right in the heart of Woodend. Learn how to identify a Black Gum and the important role they have in the local environment. Click here to book or call 5421 9660.

September Working Bee – 9am, Sunday 22 September

Our September Working Bee will be held at the Trees for Mum site next to and opposite the Woodend Children’s Park. We need lots of volunteers to help us tidy up the site including removing any oak regrowth in the planted native grasses. Tools and morning tea provided.

Launch of the Flora of the Macedon Ranges booklet – 2-3.30 pm, Sunday 29 September
 

Councils new bushwalkers guide to the flora of the Macedon Ranges is out. The launch includes drinks and a walk along Five Mile Creek using the new guide to identify plants. Meet at Lake Earnshaw, at the top of Jeffreys Street, Woodend. Click here to book or call 5421 9660. You can grab a copy of this excellent guide in the Woodend Library.

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More great local Landcare news and events: 

North Central CMA Chat – September 2019

Newham Landcare Newsletter – Winter 2019

Working Bee Sunday, 25 August

Woodend Landcare invite you to come along and lend a hand at the Slatey Creek working bee on Sunday 25 August.

Time: 9.30am to midday-ish

Where: Slatey Creek Reserve, Ashbourne Road, Woodend.  The nearest house to where we’ll be working is 58 Ashbourne Rd

Jobs include: Checking tree guards, whipper snipping, burn-off, cutting and painting weeds.

Tasty morning tea provided and better still, no rain forecast.

Hope to see you there.

Contact: Kate Daniel, 5427 2321

Come and plant a tree or 20, Sunday 21 October 9.30am-1pm

We’d love some help with our spring plantings.

We’ve got around 700 new indigenous plants to get in the ground this spring so, the more the merrier.  We’ll provide refreshments but you’ll need to bring a hat, gloves and wear sturdy boots.

Registration will be set up opposite 11 Campaspe Drive, along Five Mile Creek, and planting will be from 9.30am-1pm, or later, depending on how we go.

Fingers crossed we’ll have good weather and a great turnout.

Here’s a map

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For more information or to join Woodend Landcare contact:
Peter Yates (President of Woodend Landcare group)
Phone: 03 5427 3221 Email: pandaY@bigpond.com