Autumn orchid hunt

Join Muckleford Catchment Landcare Group for a hunt for the Autumn Greenhood – Sunday 18th April 2021, 10am, at the Walmer Nature Conservation Reserve.

This reserve is on the Muckleford-Walmer Road, but is a different reserve to where our nest boxes reside, it’s further down the road, (NOT the Walmer South Nature Conservation Reserve). We’ll have some flags and signs out the front, but it’s at the Foggerty’s Gap Road end.

Nothing is provided, so just come along for a wander in the bush together so we can find some orchids.

Restoration products

We’ve been sent some samples from two companies selling restoration products. If you are going to do a big tree planting, here are some options for you to consider. Both have the biodegradable plant guards.

https://www.arborgreen.com.au/category/8-tree-planting-revegetation-products

https://www.suregrotreemax.com.au/categories/

 

Clean Up Australia Day

Well done Muckleford Landcare members and new friends who turned up on Clean Up Australia Day at the Muckleford Bushland Reserve on the Muckleford School Road. We ended up with a trailer load of barbed wire, and around 16 bags of rubbish and recycling. Let’s hope people stop dumping their rubbish on this site. Our next event is on Sunday 18th April, 10am to 11.30am when we go for a quick walk to look for Autumn Greenhoods. Details to follow.

Clean up the Muckleford Bushland Reserve

Join us for Clean Up Australia Day on SUNDAY 7th MARCH, 10am to 1pm, at the Muckleford Bushland Reserve, Muckleford School Road, Muckleford. We will be holding an activity to clean up rubbish from the reserve and have some lunch together. Bring your own gloves but everything else will be provided, including lunch (at this stage, there are no restrictions for this event, but we are ‘at the ready’ for a cancellation, so maybe pencil in your diaries).

You need to register (and pay a small donation to Clean Up Australia Day) by going to the site https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraisers/bethmellick/muckleford-bushland-reserve

Muckleford end of year gathering this Sunday

Don’t forget our get together is this Sunday (13th December) from 3-5pm at the Muckleford train station. Beautiful food (from local boutique caterer) and drinks are all provided, but bring yourself a chair. Also bring yourself a wine glass if you want to partake in wine or bubbles (all supplied).

We are making a small film for the next Landcare Link Up in February so come and be an extra in the movie about Muckleford Landcare. Friends and families are welcome, as are new members. Bring balls or bikes for kids to play. It looks like being a beautiful day.

If you are looking for a Christmas present idea, Muckleford Landcare member Miles Geldard is selling his nest boxes at $100 each. If you’d like to order a phascogale box, you can see samples on Sunday. https://wildlifenestboxes.com.au

If you have any queries, please call Beth on 0431219980 or email your RSVP to Beth.

The North Central CMA is looking for landholders

The North Central CMA is actively looking to support
large scale carbon projects across our catchment as we
recognise the potential contribution of the carbon market
to support our Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS)
objectives, such as climate change mitigation, retention
and protection of on farm biodiversity, biodiversity links,
stewardship and increasing soil health.
It is our intention to set up an interested landholder
register to allow us to facilitate and enable large scale
projects with our NRM partners in the region. We would
like to hear from any landholders that would be
interested in participating in the carbon market – soil or
revegetation.
As a guide we have provided the following criteria, but
we encourage anyone with an interest to register their
details with us as opportunities may exist for smaller
sites. Keep in mind that a longer-term commitment would
be required on these projects.
Criteria for land
• The preference would be for 50 hectares or
more but 20+ hectares would be acceptable OR
• Long stretch of riparian zones
• Ideally area should provide opportunity for
biodiversity, biolinks and indigenous outcomes
• Looking for ecosystems that hold carbon
Once we have an established list of interested
landholders, we will be in contact in early 2021 with next
steps. We will not share any personal information without
your permission. The intention of this exercise will be to
create project scale – if we get enough of you on board
then we are more likely to have a viable project.

Muckleford Landcare AGM and end of year get together

We will be holding a very informal event for our AGM, planning for next year, and social get together with members.
It is SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER, 3-5pm at the Muckleford train station.
In the shade of the old trees, down by the creek, we will supply food (Covid protocols means we can’t share food), but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and a comfy chair. Families and guests welcome.
Please RSVP here for catering purposes. All food will be vegetarian and vegan, but please let me know if you need gluten free.

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