Worlds End Conservation has just joined the Pygmy Possum Citizen Science Project which aims to ensure the survival of the Western Pygmy Possum, a small marsupial in eastern South Australia. This endearing species is threatened by the predicted impact of temperature rise on its habitat over the next 50 years. Members of the Waterhouse Club involved in this project are building 15 pygmy possum boxes and will help us install them on Saturday 17th April at Read Creek Hills from 10.00a.m. Then on Saturday 29th May, on our working bee weekend, we will learn how to make possum and bat boxes and possum basket nests, make them, and then install them at Hallelujah Hills. If you’d like to join in either activity or keep up with this project please email our secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.