Mid Lachlan Landcare

Wattle Day Walk

A beautiful walk and talk organised recently by Young District Landcare showcased an array of wattle (Acacia) species, many in all their golden glory. We learnt about the important ecological role of wattles, ate wattle seed biscuits, busted some wattle myths, and even received our own wattle tree to plant at home. What a relaxing way to spend the day!

Wattle day walk group photo

 

School Visit

Visiting agriculture students from Bede Polding College and Nagle College experienced sustainable local production in Cowra and Canowindra recently.
The group visited a number of local properties including a mixed cereal and livestock farm that is addressing salinity issues through implementation of landscape management, a productive holistically managed grazing enterprise, and an olive producer that conducts on-site processing.
Students also got to experience the love from working dog ‘Cherry’!

Working dog 'Cherry'

Cherry the Kelpie

Local site selections for frog surveys

Site selection for frog study Mid Lachlan

Amelia from CSU, has spent the week selecting sites in the mid Lachlan in order to conduct frog surveys this coming spring. For her PhD she is looking at environmental factors that determine occupancy and breeding activity, and her work will help to inform future management activities. She’s looking for a few

Creek research project

Amelia from CSU, selecting sites in the mid Lachlan to conduct frog surveys

more sites within 30-40 km of Forbes. Contact Mid Lachlan Landcare if you can help or would like more details about her project.

Cranbury, Cudal, Cargo area grazing meeting

Cranbury/Cudal/Cargo grazing meeting

Cranbury/Cudal/Cargo grazing meeting with Andrew Wilson from Linert

The Cranbury, Cudal, Cargo area grazing meeting had a good turnout this week with Andrew Wilson from Linert providing great information and answering lots of questions on animal nutrition.

Mat Pearce also demonstrated how his easy and cost effective electric fencing is helping him achieve more recovery time across his property.

We were also happy to welcome representatives from SoilsforLife, a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates positive and sustained change on how we manage our landscape.

Habitat Enhancement – Billy Goat Hill Cowra

Billy Goat Hill Cowra

Billy Goat Hill Cowra

Each month Mid Lachlan Landcare undertake planting and weed control on Billy Goat Hill in Cowra. This remnant patch of white box woodland is important native bird and reptile habitat and is also a place of significance for the Wiradjuri people.