Meet this Sunday
Dear Mt Taylor Parkcarers and supporters
What beautiful rain for our mountain - the frogs are already starting to call!
Our monthly work party is set down for next Sunday 6 August, 2pm, meeting at the Colquhoun St, Kambah, reserve entrance. We will check out our previous gully works and fortify as needed.
Showers are forecast so the meet will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain (like the steady rain pouring down now).
Kathy and Anne
Update for the year
COG Bird walk
Matthew Frawley will be leading a COG bird walk on Mt Taylor next Sunday 21 May - meet at 8am at the Waldock St car park - wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water and your binoculars - the scarlet robins are back and hanging with thornbills and wrens in mixed feeding flocks so lots to see.
Work parties 2017
Work parties will be held on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm:
- 4 June
- Meet at Mannheim gate to plant out the last Brachychitons and check bursaria and brachy plantings.
- 2 July
- Meet at the Swainsona quad to check erosion management above the quad and refresh roo barriers.
- 6 August
- Meet at Colquhoun gate to continue erosion control in creek gully.
- 3 September
- Meet at base of Zig-Zag track for walk and weed to summit - tea and cake at top for our '28th' birthday.
- 8 October
- Wildflower walk - meet point and leader to be advised.
- 5 November
- 3 December
- Christmas meet
To manage the transport of tools etc. we would like to give each of our regulars a small mattock from our kit to bring along each meet if that suits.
For those of you on Facebook, please like the Mt Taylor Nature Reserve FB page and send through to the gmail address any interesting nature photos from Taylor so we can share: https://www.facebook.com/MtTaylornaturereserve
Little Eagle research
You may have seen the news about one of our little eagles being tracked in the Northern Territory, Ecologists Don Fletcher and Michael Mulvaney are asking Canberra birdos to keep an eye out for the Little eagle and report their sightings. See this document for more details.
Kathy and Anne
Meet above Mannheim gate
Sunday 2 pm 20th Nov, at Mannheim park gate to clean up various plantings above Mannheim , will bring Xmas cake and welcome to new member, Jack Bowman. Also, vale Michael Ogden who worked and produced our field guide to Taylor's birds: we will miss him walking on Taylor, profound knowledge and love of birds, its been a very tough last years for him, and would like to commemorate him by a tree/shrubs near our bench above Mannheim..any ideas please.