Next Muckleford Landcare Workshop

You may have lots of apps on your smart phone or or tablet, but do you know how to use them? Do you know how to submit information or records to national databases and help with citizen science? Then come along to the Bird and Frog App Workshop.

15th July 2018, at 1.30pm

Thanks to Muckleford Landcare member Eleanor who is running the workshop and for Eleanor and Albi for hosting the event at their place. It is best to car share to their property, so I will give you the address when you RSVP. There is no cost and a small afternoon tea will be provided.

You will need to come along with a smart device or tablet with the following apps downloaded: Birdata, and Frog ID. Another good app is the Vic Field Guide from Museum Victoria.

All welcome, you can RSVP by emailing the Secretary, Beth Mellick, or sending a text to 0431219980.

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Bassett Creek Project

The Loddon Prison crew have treated the weeds all the way from Golf Links Road up the creek into the new project area (map attached). Bassett Creek Map

During the weed spraying, the prisoners also removed old tyres from the creek. Landholders then dragged them through their properties and left on the side of the road for us to collect and dispose of.

Bird Count

Five Muckleford Landcare members took part in the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club annual bird count on the weekend.

Eleanor, Albi, Theo, Neville and Beth braved the unusually cold morning to survey the Castlemaine golf course. We found 155 birds in total and 44 different species.

The highlight occurred the next day when Deb Worland and her son Chris (regular bird monitors at the golf course) gave us a tip-off about some powerful owls and we all ran back to sight and record them in the survey as well. Eleanor and Albi took some beautiful photos http://www.gypsytwitchers.com

If people are interested, we could make this a whole of landcare group activity next year – we’ll put it on the agenda at the AGM.