Wildflower Walk Sunday 8 October 2017
We had a beaut arvo on our Wildflower walk, a surprisingly diverse display given the dry and lots of good cheer at our 'surprise' birthday party for Anne - Thanks to Zoe and Lois for a great shot of the group (attached) and to Ranger Phil for sharing our celebration.
Remaining Mt Taylor meets 2017
Date change for our November meet - to Sunday 12 November
Anne and I are away on the 5th so we will convene on 12th and possibly in the morning depending on the weather (fingers crossed for some good rain tonight and tomoz).
Mt Taylor Butterfly Walk - Sunday 3 December 10am-12 noon
Suzi Bond and Matt Frawley will lead our butterfly walk. We will meet at Waldock St reserve carpark at 10 am, amble across the slopes and enjoy a Christmas cake and a cuppa afterwards back at the picnic area. Suzi has published the first field guide to Butterflies of the ACT - a beautiful book available at the ANBG and NLA bookshops http://www.botanicalbookshop.com.au/product/field-guide-to-the-butterflies-of-the-act/nafgbutterflies.aspx
Also see posts on Mt Taylor FB of Matthew Frawley's pics of a Heath Ochre spotted on our flower walk by Maureen and this week's post of a Yellow Ochre - keep em coming Matt
New Parkcare Hub
The Parks and Conservation Service has developed the ParkCare Hub for Parkcare volunteers. It also allows volunteers to tap into other activities like assisting Rangers with wildlife monitoring and you will get notices when opportunities arise - for example - a current project to monitor wombats along the Bidgee to check for mange.
Regular ParkCare group volunteers should consider registering using ParkCare Hub. https://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/get-involved/parkcare-and-urban-landcare-program
Greening Australia's 35th Anniversary Celebration
Our good friends at GA are marking an amazing 35 years working the region and are inviting their community partners to help them celebrate - see flyer attached for more info about this event.
Kathy and Anne
Dear Mt Taylor Parkcare community
Sunday Work party
Weather is looking good for our Sunday meet - we have decided to weed and picnic on the lower slopes around the track as there is plenty to do - wear sturdy shoes, a hat and bring drinking water, we will bring tools and arvo tea.
Farrer Ridge Spring wildflower walk
Coming up September 24.
Kathy and Anne
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