Soft breezes touched our faces and Willie Wagtail danced around us today, Saturday the 6th of May, while we were pulling Bitou bush seedlings on the frontal dune. Amongst great company: Stephanie, Georgia, and Judy, we admired the great natural regeneration around us. We also spotted 2 local residents, a python and an echidna.
Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare’s next fortnightly working bee will be on Saturday, the 20th of May, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Brunswick Heads Crown Land Reserve site. Meet at the end of South Beach Road fire track gate, not far from the Surf Club.
We are expecting a visit from members of the local Greens party. According to Graeme Williams, our local Green’s Membership Officer, amongst the visitors will be our local mayor, Simon Richardson, and our local Member of Parliament, Tamarah Smith.
We are looking forward to taking them along the site for a tour. We will discuss the strategies for ecological weed management without synthetic herbicides that we implement here, and give an outline of techniques we use for this project.
We will be walking along the beach and heading to the South boundary by the middle of the site. We will do some primary work on the south boundary to demonstrate techniques.
The day will finished with a barbeque around the Brunswick Heads Surf Club area.
You, our volunteers, are welcome to join the tour or to keep doing follow up work on Bitou Bush seedlings on the frontal dune.
Please call 0478272300 to find us if you come later.
Please wear boots, long sleeve shirt and long pants, a hat, gloves and bring water, rain coat and some morning tea. Tools and first aid kit will be provided, however if you have a pair of loppers can you please bring them as we have only 10 pairs to share.
Photo 1: Volunteer Judy Patterson admiring the 1 metre deep Bitou Bush one and half year old seedling tap root that was pulled from the front dune at Brunswick Heads chemical free site.
Photo2: Echdna having a feed on the chemical free dunecare site in Brunswick Heads last Saturday, the 6th of May.
BSCFL is a project of Mullum Seed
Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Incorporated
Nadia de Souza Pietramale
0478 272 300