Come along to the next Eaglehawk Waterhole outing – 21st October 2014

Tatiara Pea in full bloom in the seasonal herbaceous wetland

Tuesday the 21st October 2014 is the next scheduled outing for volunteers to help NGT with a unique restoration story of Under-represented Ecological Communities.

Last month at the Eaglehawk Waterhole campout we managed to kill some pasture and woody weeds, set up roofing tile grids, seed collecting, burn some banksia cones, spotlight for vermin, and increase our knowledge of the plants and animals of the site.

This month’s activities will again focus on Eaglehawk Waterhole, where we will be mapping weeds (Veldt grass is emerging, as is Phalaris in places), so searching will be undertaken to ensure we have it in hand. Also throughout the day we plan to collect more native plant seed, install some pitfalls for catching ants, and (if the sun is shining) search for day flying moths, butterflies and cicadas in the grassy woodland areas. Birds, wildflowers and photography will be a must, so bring along your camera.

Register your interest with Bryan on 0427 001 853 if you would like to attend and/or need a ride up. BYO food, drinks and a chair. The gate will be left open from 9am and closed at 3.30pm.