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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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Tools, Tips and Tricks: Try not to get lost!

Tools, Tips and Tricks: Try not to get lost!

Apart from my Landcare work I do the odd bit of consulting and flora survey work, this work can take me into some fairly remote places and often by myself. While I regard this as the fun bit of my job it is not without a level of risk with the possibility vehicle...

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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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Farm Force – Get involved

Farm Force – Get involved

The ‘Farm Force’ Enviro-Stories program involves rural kids from the Hunter region learning about the importance of good preparation to try and help make their farm more resilient and reduce the impacts of bushfire, pests, drought and flood.

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The impact of cats in Australia

The impact of cats in Australia

A recent research article by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub really woke me up to the devastating effect that cats (feral and pet cats) have on our native biodiversity.

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Hunter Region Weather

The interactive weather tool below allows you lists 4 major weather stations in the Hunter region. Choose the region from the drop down list.

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We always welcome new members who are keen to get involved at the regional level. We can also help you find your local Landcare groups.

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