03 April, 2015

Capertee Valley Landcare dates to remember.

April and May - landcare events in Capertee Valley

Saturday 4 April - Blood Moon for Easter

Lunar Eclipse THIS SATURDAY. The Earth’s shadow will creep across the moon, which will glow blood red. If you miss this one, and it may well be cloudy, the next total lunar eclipse won’t happen for another 3 years.
Starts at 9:16pm AEDT. Full eclipse begins at 10:57pm. Daylight savings ends just after the eclipse finishes at 2am.Unlike a solar eclipse, lunar eclipses are safe to view with the naked eye or binoculars.

Saturday 18 April - Wildlife of the Capertee Valley

3-9pm Capertee National Park at the homestead
Workshop on mammals, reptiles and frogs. Spotlighting to search for local species including the threatened Spotted Quoll and Sugar Glider.
Cost: Free with afternoon tea and a BBQ dinner provided
RSVP by Monday 13 April to Huw Evans 6350 3110 or huw.evans@lls.nsw.gov.au

Monday 20 April - Canobla Gap Walk

The Canobla Gap Trail is the access road past Mount Canobla that was built during the construction of the pipeline from the Fish River Dam at Oberon to Glen Davis. 
We’ll set off from Bob Pruckner’s place at 9.30am and walk up the trail to the cleared area.
Then up to the ridge that takes you up to Point Anderson, not all the way. Let me know if you want to come – Julie 63797317, jjulieg@gmail.com 

Tuesday 28 April - Paddock Plants Workshop – Glen Alice

Workshop on local and common plants, especially grasses, will be held at Glen Alice at the hall and cemetery. We asked for this follow up workshop to revisit all that we learnt last time and perhaps apply some of what we learnt at the plant identifying workshop last month. But if you haven’t already attended one of these days please come along, you’ll be glad.
Tuesday 28April 10.30am - 3.00pm
Bring plant samples safely bagged for identification. Bring your own lunch, we’ll provide coffee and cake.
Clare Edwards,  clare.edwards@lls.nsw.gov.au

1 – 3 May Capertee Valley Regent Honeyeater Project
Tree Planting Weekend 2015-04-01

New recruits are always welcome, with on-the-job training provided. 
The planting is on Saturday 2nd May 2015.  Subject to volunteer numbers, planting is expected to be completed by the end of the day, although watering may continue into Sunday morning. We are always looking for volunteers to help prepare the planting stock and guards on Friday 1st May and help with the any follow up work on Sunday 3rd May.  The planting will take place in a property in Glen Alice, adjacent to the Rylstone Road, near the churchyard. Additional directions will be sent to everyone who RSVPs.

Wednesday 6 May - Rock Art Conservation Volunteer Program

Rock Art Conservation Volunteer Program to be held in the Capertee National Park on Wednesday 6th May 2015.  The program involves clearing vegetation around rock art in the National Park, contact Sharon Riley on 0448 576 215.

Saturday 9 May - Insects to Control St John’s wort

9-2pm at a site to be arranged - Barry Sampson from Weedbiocontrol (http://www.weedbiocontrol.com.au/ ) will give a presentation on biocontrol with a specific talk on St Johns wort
Barry will bring 10 sets of the Mite to give out for release immediately, then in spring will send us the Chrysolina Beetle.
Please let Huw Evans (huw.evans@lls.nsw.gov.au) know:
        If you want to take part in the release of either the Mite or the beetle.
        Any information about where St John’s Wort is occurring and what area it covers. GPS coordinates if possible, but address will do.
        If you have a site for release AND can provide a shed with electricity where we can hold the presentation.

A Tuesday in Mid June LLS Update Meeting

9.30 – 2pm Glen Alice Hall. Local Land Services Update meeting. An opportunity to hear about current funding opportunities and projects, and to talk to LLS, NPWS, Macquarie Council people. Lunch provided. (Note, this was originally scheduled for April)

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