Butterfly walk next week
Dear Mt Taylor Park Care Community
Next meet - Buttterfly Walk - Sunday 3 December 2017 10 am - 12 noon
Don't forget our Butterfly walk next Sunday 3 December meeting at the Waldock St reserve car park at 10am - I don't want to over promise but Matthew Frawley has sighted yet another first for Mt Taylor last week, the Fiery Copper. which was also the first sighting of this species for the season, and the first record for Taylor, go Matt!
Link to latest bushfire outlook from the CRC via Ranger Phil's desk - summary = 'above normal' fire season for the ACT
2017 ACT landcare awards
A very big congrats to Martine and Fiona at Southern ACT Catchment Group for winning the Community Partnership Award at the ACT 2017 Landcare Awards for their hard work coordinating Green Army teams across the ACT. Mt Taylor Park Care and many other groups were able to tap into the teams and get heaps of on-ground work done. A lot of our favourite people and programs won awards including Frogwatch coordinator, Anke-Maria and the Upper Murrumbdigee Waterwatch program. All the award winners can be found here: http://actlandcare.org.au/node/2552.
Kathy and Anne
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