Top Queen Wasp assassins

Who can rid Blackwood and Barry’s Reef of the most Queen European Wasps? The Queens are out and about this time of year looking for new nesting sites, so it’s a great time to trap them. Each Queen can potentially produce up to 40,000…

Congrats Cat

Congratulations to Cat Moser who was returned unopposed as president at the Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group annual general meeting on Sunday night. Shane Scanlan becomes secretary as well as treasurer for the group. Some 19 people attended and enjoyed a talk by…

MAYOR SAVES NATIVE PLANTS

From June/July edition of The Blackwood Times. By Shane Scanlan Blackwood & Barry’s Reef Landcare Group (BBRLG) has expressed its gratitude to Moorabool Mayor Paul Tatchell for saving several hectares of native vegetation from destruction. Via a “quiet word”, Cr Tatchell on May 13…

Landcare to organise public meeting

Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group (BBRLG) has resolved to invite state member Mary-Anne Thomas to chair an information session in Blackwood at which representatives of the Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) explain and justify their recent recommended land-use changes. On August 31, VEAC…

Huge turnout at AGM

Thanks to everyone who turned out last night for our 2018 AGM. It was hard to find a seat and thanks goes to threatened species officer Brad Blake who captivated the audience with his knowledge and passion for everything about our native forests. Brad…

War on wasps

Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group has declared war on European Wasps. At its April 22 meeting, the group resolved to take a leadership role against the introduced pests which have become very prevalent in Blackwood this year. Strategies or plans are yet to…

Time for a re-fit

After almost being a late scratching from yesterday’s parade, it’s time to replace Wilbur’s running gear. The big weed monster (not our words, but rather from a junior parade bystander!) is to get a new axle with smaller and wider wheels for greater stability…

Vale Matthew Harding

Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group extends its sympathy and condolences to the family of Matthew Harding, who took his own life on February 22. Trentham-based Matthew will always have a connection with Blackwood Landcare through his generous creation and construction of our statue/float…

Thistle harvest

There could be a million thistle seeds in this garbage bag.  And that’s potentially a million weeds that won’t be growing in the Wombat State Forest. The thistle flowers went into the wheely bin at home and have been disposed of via landfill. But…

Plaque is installed

It’s taken a while, but the commemorative plaque for John and Pat is installed.  A job well done.