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Wanted to share my breakfast.

 

 

I don’t feed the wild life except when they ( mainly pademelons and wallabies) come down to the safety of the gardens to die.

4 kookaburras are keeping a close eye on me  and this one flew onto the breakfast table and snatched half of my omelette.

I look forward to this gallery every weekend. Oh, to be able to take photos like these.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2017/jul/28/the-week-in-wildlife-in-pictures

And the perfect example from Barnaby Joyce why the average elector do not trust politicians.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2017/jul/31/the-murray-darling-basin-a-brief-history-video

Freedom of information needed to see how much is spent on herbicides.

Regional strategic weed management plans launched
30 June 2017
Eleven regional strategic weed management plans were launched today to safeguard the state against the threat of weeds.
Local Land Services Acting Chair, Richard Bull said the impact of weeds on Australian agriculture was estimated to be $2.5 billion in lost production and $1.8 billion in control activities every year.
“These plans set the vision for weed management across the Local Land Services regions for
2017-22 and outline strategies and actions to achieve goals that focus on shared responsibility for weed management, sustainable landscapes and collaborative leadership and innovation,” he said.
“The plans were developed using a tenure neutral approach to weed management by 11 Regional Weed Committees to support the implementation of the weeds components of the Biosecurity Act 2015.
“The Regional Weed Committees comprised government agencies, local control authorities, public and private landholders and community members. This process drew on the experience and knowledge of people involved with existing local control authorities.”
Mr Bull said the plans would guide resource allocation and investment in each of the 11 Local Land Services regions and would provide a consistent basis for regional planning and delivery.
“Strategic and coordinated regional weed management is critical to building the sustainability of the primary industries, natural environments and local communities throughout the state,” he said.
“The plans contain established strategies and actions to achieve goals that focus on shared responsibility for weed management, sustainable landscapes and collaborative leadership and innovation.”
The Biosecurity Act 2015 adopts the concept of a general biosecurity duty, which means that anyone who is aware of a potential risk should take all reasonable and practical measures to minimise or eliminate that risk.
Mr Bull said the 11 regional strategic weed management plans were a direct response to this legislative reform.
“The primary outcome of the weed reform process will be the integration of weed management efforts across the State,” he said.
“For the first time in NSW, there are a set of agreed priorities and actions which apply across both public and private land.
“Increased collaboration in the management of weeds will improve biosecurity outcomes and increase agricultural productivity.”
Read more or download a copy of your regional plan.
ENDS
Media contact: Rod Campbell – 0428 058 549

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Herbicide free 26th November.

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare next fortnightly working bee will be on Saturday, the 26th of November,  from 9am to 1pm, at Brunswick Heads Crown Land Reserve site. Meet at the end of South Beach Road fire track gate. We will be working on Glory lily follow up from the North (Dog walking beach access) to the South (Horse beach access) boundaries. If you come later, please call 0478272300 to find us.

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.

byronshirechemicalfreelandcare.org
BSCFL is a project of Mullum Seed
Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Incorporated

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Jump-seed hand removal too on November 26. Want to join in a fun three hours while learning our ecology from the edge of the road ?

See where previous herbicide use has strengthen the regrowth as plants adapt to being poisoned.

E mail chem.free.regen@gmail.com

example-of-root-system-of-jumpseed.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/cane-toad-sausages-to-help-protect-native-species-in-wa-north/8024904

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/climate-change-canada-fossil-fuel-subsidies-carbon-trudeau

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Waiting for a storm ??

Yesterday, when dinner was served on the verandah, this kookaburra decided it was going to join us as we ate. It began to dive bomb the food, scooping up beak fills of sprouts, broccoli, sweet potato fritters. Its determination continued until we had finished eating. This is the first time a kookaburra has done this so I am curious as to why. Perhaps it has been fed somewhere else therefore its lack of fear of humans.

Garden my focus this morning as heavy clouds passed over. Transplanting lemon grass, Ceylon spinach and pineapples. Hoping now for a prolonged shower, not too heavy though.

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