Weddin Landcare and Grenfell Urban Landcare

Weddin Landcare and Grenfell Urban Landcare have been busy hosting lots of popular events including backyard fruit tree pruning, native bees as pollinators, wattle days, bird watching, Friends of Company Dam activities, Clean Up Australia Day, National Tree Day plant giveaways, National Threatened Species Day and more! An Environmental Grant offered by Weddin Landcare has seen remnant woodland patches protected with fencing and plantings of native species. Grenfell Urban Landcare will soon begin work on Vaughn’s Dam TSR, a beautiful but degraded Box Gum Grassy Woodland in the heart of Grenfell.

As part of its Weeding out Ferals project, Weddin Landcare has a number of pig traps available for loan to rate payers of the shire. Contact Stephen Pereira on 0409 814 182 for details.

Weddin Landcare would like to find out what residents see as issues they would like Weddin Landcare to tackle. A survey is being compiled which will be sent out to every household in the shire. Keep an eye out for the survey and be sure to give us your feedback to be in the draw to win a $100 Go Grenfell Card. This year Weddin Landcare has been celebrating our national floral emblem with a series of Wattle Walks. Two successful days have already been held and the final walk will be held this Sunday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Come along and learn about the benefits of planting wattles as well as their role in providing habitat for native wildlife. Wattle enthusiasts from the Canberra branch of the Australian Plant Society will join us for the walk this Sunday. Local residents are welcome to attend and with over thirty wattle species to view, you are assured of an enjoyable day. “Beautiful property in a spectacular area” was how one of Tuesday’s participants from Cowra described the venue!

Each year the Wattle Walks are held in collaboration with Young District Landcare and Grenfell residents are welcome to join the Young Wattle Walk at Blackguard Gully on September 2. As well as looking at the wattles, we’ll be exploring a suite of other woodland plants, doing a bit of bird watching and listening to a talk on the history of the site. All Wattle Walks are free and include morning tea and lunch. Bookings are necessary for catering purposes.

September will be a busy month for Weddin Landcare, Grenfell Urban Landcare and the WCNN,  National Threatened Species Day is held each year on September 7 to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936. On Thursday September 7 Noel Cartwright will be showing his documentary of local native flora and fauna at the Grenfell Hub. 

If Sunday morning bird watching sounds like something you’d like to do please join us on September 17, when Birding NSW will again lead a local walk. This will conclude a weekend of bird surveying on 31 sites. These surveys are a great gift to the shire, adding to our knowledge of the many species of birds, of which many are threatened with extinction.

For bookings contact Mikla Lewis, Coordinator for  Weddin Landcare, on 0499 199 016 or email weddin@lachlandcare.org.au