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 jmcainch@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Webinar details will be emailed out 48 and 1 hour before the event to all registered participants.

Time

Date

Tuesday 15 November

Time

19.30

Location

Webinar

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.

Time

Date

Saturday 26 November

Time

10.00 am - 12.00pm

Location

Gisborne Community Hall, 8 Hamilton Street, Gisborne, 3437

Book in below

FrogID Week

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.

Dates

11 Nov to 20 November

Location

Your backyard and your creek

Find out more

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.

Time

Workshop Date

13th November

Time

10.00-1.00

Location

Darraweit Hall, Darraweit Guim

Contact

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.

Starts

Date

Saturday 15 October

Starts

10.00 am

Starts at

Hennerbergs Road, Newham

To book in, contact


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.

Time

Date

Sunday 16 October 2022

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Park on the verge, Riddells Creek Studio, 288 Gap Road. We'll walk in from there.

Contact

For more, speak to Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519


WHERE THE ORCHIDS LIVE

There are many types of orchids in Barrm Birrm, but where they might be on 120 hectares of east-facing hillside? Orchid specialist Andrew Dilley, a member of Australian Native Orchid Society, will take us into the world of orchids: their life cycle of orchids, their preferred habitat and how to go about finding them. An introduction for the interested lover of Australian flora, and a jumping off point for the small team tracking the orchids of Barrm Birrm.

Time

Date

Sunday 2 October 2022

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Park on the verge, Riddells Creek Studio, 288 Gap Road. We'll walk in from there.

For more information contact

Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519


DISCOVER THE TRAILS OF BARRM BIRRM

Barrm Birrm is a place of drama: misguided 19th century land use planning meets a 21st century community that needs bushland spaces. We will walk the trails of Barrm Birrm, and learn about its strange history of Barrm Birrm. You'll discover how easy it is to step into the natural world, where humans have had an impact, but aren't the main thing going on.

Time

Date

Sunday 18th September 2022

Time

10:00am -12:00pm

Location

Park on the verge, Riddells Creek Studio, 288 Gap Road. We'll walk in from there.

Contact

Dr Ross Colliver, 0411 226 519