Clean Up Australia Day is when Riddells Creek Landcare volunteers clean up what the thoughtless drop, and what the bloody-minded drive deep into the bush to get rid of out of sight. It's ugly work, but someone has to do it, and we do it in a beautiful place, in good company.
10, till 12.
Junction of Royal Parade and Gap Road
Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519
December Events curated by the Shire
Hit the link below to see details of fabulous events across Macedon Ranges, including Clover Glycine survey (a rare and pretty pea in Bald Hill reserve), a Bird Blitz update, and event to Build Canopy Rope Bridge for possums in Hanging Rock, an up-date on soft plastic recycling, a news item about walks with primary school kids in Daly Nature Reserve, Gisborne, and a Small Property Grazing Course.
For more information
Integrated weed management on rural properties webinar
Getting to know your weeds and then understanding that there are a range of control techniques and strategic practices. Learn that the target of any weed management is about by using the suitable control at the correct time with the appropriate follow up limiting spread and importantly limit re-infestation.
With Jason McAinch (03) 5422 0333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar details will be emailed out 48 and 1 hour before the event to all registered participants.
Tuesday 15 November
Get details here
Nassella Identification and Control Workshop
Join Macedon Ranges Shire's Roadside Conservation Officer, Josh Gomez to learn how to identify and control Mexican Feather Grass.
Saturday 26 November
10.00 am - 12.00pm
Gisborne Community Hall, 8 Hamilton Street, Gisborne, 3437
Book in below
FrogID Week is an annual snapshot of frog species across Australia, and this year FrogID week will run from 11-20 November. Each year, thousands of people take part by recording frog calls with the free FrogID app and help measure the health and distribution of frogs across Australia.
From croaks and barks, to whistles and bleats, every frog species makes a unique sound. Using the free FrogID app, you can record the frogs calling around you and help us count Australia’s frogs.
In 2021, over 37,000 frog calls were recorded, and with your help in 2022, a better picture can be created of Australia’s unique amphibians.
11 Nov to 20 November
Your backyard and your creek
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Managing Chilean Needlegrass Workshop
Local research agronomist, Charles Grech, will discuss solutions for the effective control of Chilean Needlegrass using both chemical and other management methods across both small and broad scale infestations. Charles has undertaken research in the control of Chilean Needlegrass and his expertise will enable him to answer your questions. This workshop will include a talk at the Darraweit Hall, then move to a nearby location to see and discuss in situ.
Darraweit Hall, Darraweit Guim
Organise tickets from link below
Flora Walk - What's on your roadside?
Ever wondered how to tell the difference between indigenous plants and introduced weeds along roadsides. Want to learn more about the significant vegetation we are lucky to have in the Macedon Ranges? Join Council’s roadside conservation officer for a walk in some of councils most biodiverse roads.
Newham and District Landcare have loved up their roadsides for decades now, and it shows. Go check out their wonderful native flora, and appreciate the long hard grind of caring for public places.
Saturday 15 October
Hennerbergs Road, Newham
To book in, contact
(03) 5422 0333
FLORA OF BARRM BIRRM
Geordie Scott-Walker is the lead ecologist on the MRSC flora survey of Barrm Birrm. We will walk across the hillside, to see how the country changes form the damp gullies to the drier spurs. After our walk, over a cup of tea, Geordie will tell us how he goes about a formal flora survey, and what he thinks is distinctive about Barrm Birrm in the context of the Macedon region.
Sunday 16 October 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm
Park on the verge, Riddells Creek Studio, 288 Gap Road. We'll walk in from there.
For more, speak to Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519