A National Wattle Day celebration at Kurrawonga… with a difference!
This year NGT decided to celebrate National Wattle Day on the 1st of September at our beautiful new reserve, Kurrawonga in Nelson. [You can find out more about the property and the generous donation of the Moore family here.]
The day started off with some wattle seed coffee and sweets and a chat about different wattle species. After learning about the hybridisation, ecology and related issues of one of our weedy wattles, Acacia longifolia, we put our time to good use and started to tackle some of the woody weeds on the property – for our own unique way of celebrating Wattle Day! With a dozen local helpers and four chainsaws, we made good progress at starting to deal with the remaining invested patches on the property.
A very laid back atmosphere and some fantastic spring weather made our first Wattle Day a very enjoyable one and we are already brainstorming on some ideas for next year. In the meantime, we are planning to hold a monthly working bee at Kurrawonga starting on October the 13th to give the local community or anyone interested a chance to get to know Kurrawonga a bit better.
KURRAWONGA MONTHLY OUTINGS
Do you want to know what it means to maintain the biodiversity of a remnant bush block, next to a National Park?
Then volunteering a day a month at Kurrawonga, NGT’s private reserve in Nelson, might be just what you are looking for!
We’ll be meeting on the second Saturday of each Month from 9am until 2pm.
You’ll get a taste of a wide range of activities including (but not limited to):
- wildlife surveys (birds, insects, plants, etc.)
- systematic weed and vermin control
- nesting box installation and maintenance
- general property maintenance
- nature photography
- plus lots more!
Best of all, you’ll get to witness nature up close through the seasons and get to know this beautiful property near the Glenelg River and Lower Glenelg National Park. It will also be a great opportunity to catch up with other like-minded people.
To find out more, please contact our property caretaker Nicole Mojonnier by phone 0414 778 309, or by email.