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