With good rains so far this winter we’re looking for help with our battle against horehound. Come to our August or September 2019 working bees and enjoy wandering our properties in search of newly sprouting beasties! Options for all levels of activity and ability. Dates are 9th and/or 10th August, 23rd and/or 24th August or any time from 16th to 19th September. Contact us for details and RSVP
Change of date! Our next working bee is now on Saturday August 26th, zapping horehound in the lovely Lomandra grasslands of Read Creek Hills. Join us for the next one on Saturday 9th September – just the best season to admire early spring flowers while horehound hunting! Contact us here for more info.
We planted more than 50 Sheoaks seedlings at Read Creek Hills at July’s working bee. They were grown from local seed and generously donated to us by a community group in Burra. Thanks to our local Ranger Stella for helping us plant them on the day!
Our next working bee will be on Friday and/or Saturday 23-24 June. Track marking and protecting our newly sprouted revegetation are on the agenda. There’s always plenty to do. Contact here if you’re new to Worlds End Conservation and would like to join in. We’ll reply with directions and more details. Future Working Bees: 22 July – Saturday 23 July – Sunday: seed collection and plant ID day Sunday July 23 19 August – Saturday 9 September – Saturday 7 October – Saturday
On 17 and 18 March 4 of us, Judy, Peter, Wendi and Jayne, went up for a working bee. We had a a good time track clearing, watering the new plants, checking the walking trail and cleaning the cottage. We welcomed a builder, David, who put in a new door to replace the one damaged in the recent break-in. His partner, Lynn, joined Wendi in painting markers for the walking trail.
On 9 December 2016 people gathered at Read Creek to water the new plantings. The task was completed very efficiently using a water cart and people with buckets. It was exciting to see that over 80% were still alive and some had reached the top of the tree guards. The good rainfall in late December would have been very beneficial. We are watering again in January.
Members were excited to find 75% of new plantings at Read Creek Hills have thrived. Five members gave the plants their first manual watering of the summer on Friday December 9. Plantings are increasing connectivity of native vegetation between Kapunda and Burra.