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Plant of the Month: Magenta Lilly Pilly

Plant of the Month: Magenta Lilly Pilly

(Syzygium paniculatum). Katuba (Kattang), Daguba (Cadigal). March is a great time for fans of bushfood, Kurrajongs, Sandpaper Fig and the Magenta Lilly Pilly all ripening. This year was a good season for the Lilly Pilly here in the Upper Hunter and while I didn’t get...

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Plant of the Month: Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis nutans)

Plant of the Month: Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis nutans)

During winter and spring, these low green orchids, endemic to Eastern Australia, emerge from the ground in great numbers in moist, protected forest environments. The flowers "nod" or lean forwards strongly and occur singly on a stem arising from a rosette of radical...

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Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum

Plant of the Month: Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) Munumba (Worimi) Buringoa (D'harawal) A magnificent tall tree to 50 metres, the Forest Red Gum is found along the east coast of Australia from Gippsland in Victoria to Papua New Guinea. In the Hunter Region...

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Plant of the month: Tall Oat Grass (Themeda avenacea)

Plant of the month: Tall Oat Grass (Themeda avenacea)

From only four known populations in the Merriwa area in the early 2000’s Tall Oat Grass has been steadily expanding it’s range from Bunnan to Scone and is now growing on Halcomb Hill near Aberdeen. A grazing sensitive species destocking during recent droughts has...

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Tools, Tricks and Tips: Nursery Cheats

Tools, Tricks and Tips: Nursery Cheats

Ok, I have a confession, despite enjoying working in nurseries I really hate pricking out and potting up seedlings. Yeah, I know, it is the main point of working in a nursery, but it is just so tedious and time consuming so if I can find any way of doing it quicker I...

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Tools, Tricks and Tips: Rainy Day Jobs

Tools, Tricks and Tips: Rainy Day Jobs

You know what it’s like, it’s cold and wet outside but you really don’t want to be inside, because, well, you need to do something more than pushing pixels, or you just want to hide from the boss for a while so the only real retreat is the shed and as there’s only so...

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Tools, Tricks and Tips: Lockdown

Tools, Tricks and Tips: Lockdown

One of my first jobs was at a nursery, the nursery specialised in citrus and roses and was spread over a couple of hectares. My job, for the most part, was weeding. For a whole $2.25 an hour (award rates) I was to start at one end of the nursery and pull the weeds out...

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Work Health and Safety Resources

Work Health and Safety Resources

Yeah, I know, WHS can be pretty tedious and while you may be operating safely in your farm, work or Landcare activities if something were to happen and someone were to get injured then without documented procedures and risk assessments you could be liable to expensive...

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Bird species feature: Little Lorikeet

Bird species feature: Little Lorikeet

A small bird at 16 - 19cm, 40g, it is easy to tell why they are named ‘little’ when side by side with a Rainbow Lorikeet. They make up for their size in their constant chattering calls and large flocks. This species is listed as vulnerable in NSW, found mostly high in...

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Benefits of Fallen Timber and Dead Trees on Farms

Benefits of Fallen Timber and Dead Trees on Farms

Especially in winter, It may be tempting to use fallen timber for burning and to ‘clean up’ the understory but it serves essential ecosystem functions.  Fallen timber stabilises soil, reduces erosion, and creates a protected microclimate where small animals can...

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Tools, Tricks and Tips: Nursery Cheats

Tools, Tricks and Tips: Nursery Cheats

Ok, I have a confession, despite enjoying working in nurseries I really hate pricking out and potting up seedlings. Yeah, I know, it is the main point of working in a nursery, but it is just so tedious and time consuming so if I can find any way of doing it quicker I...

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Restoring Tilligerry Workshop

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Biomes 2020

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Telling the story of the remarkable biodiversity of the Hunter region through conservation science and art.   The Station, Newcastle, every Saturday and Sunday in September. A collaboration between Hunter Region Landcare Network, University of Newcastle's Conservation Science Research Group and School of Creative Industries, along with Hunter Local Land Services and Department of Planning, Industry & Environment. You will be able to participate in painting your own Shorebird or Woodland Bird to be part of a public art installation, attend…

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