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Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells (Blandfordia grandiflora) are reasonably common in coastal heathlands with most flowering around Christmas time up to about 4 years after fires or other clearing.

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Standing under the Mistletoe

Standing under the Mistletoe

An interesting group of plants are the Mistletoes, parasitising their host trees for water and nutrients they are an extremely important part of the ecosystem.

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Blue Grass, Music to my ears.

Blue Grass, Music to my ears.

One of the earliest summer grasses to pop up, and one of the quickest to respond to a bit of rain is one of my favourites, Blue Grass or Dichanthium sericium.

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Weed or native?

Weed or native?

Going by the rather unglamorous common name of Scurvy Weed this little forest groundcover is quite common in moist areas and, unfortunately, is often mistaken for a weed species (the common name doesn’t help). Commelina cyanea, or Scurvy Weed is a common understory...

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After the Fires

After the Fires

Once the flames die down and the smoke clears the question arises “what now?” Now that the adrenaline has flushed out of the system and you face a whole new blackened landscape, it can be more daunting than when the fires were burning. At least then there was only one...

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New App: Birdata

New App: Birdata

Did you know birds are a key indicator for biodiversity health in the landscape?  How healthy is your patch?

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Book review:  “Who’s Minding the Farm”

Book review: “Who’s Minding the Farm”

After a career in modelling, journalism and television Patrice Newell, along with partner Phillip Adams, tree changed well before it was trendy and bought the historic Elmswood homestead at Gundy. While much of the now 4,000 hectares is left for conservation it is a...

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Do you have a small farm or semi-rural block?

Do you have a small farm or semi-rural block?

The Every Bit Counts Project, lead by Hunter Local Land Services, recognises all small farms and lifestyle blocks (2 to 20ha) play an important role in managing our natural resource and agricultural environments. This project will coordinate workshops, local resources...

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30 Years of Landcare Celebration

30 Years of Landcare Celebration

The 30 Years of Landcare in the Hunter book has officially launched! It tells the stories of all the wonderful Landcarers making a difference in their local communities. We had a fantastic celebration with over 100 people last Friday at the Hunter Wetlands Centre-...

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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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Woodland Warblers and Plant Pollinators Workshop, Elderslie

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Singleton Shire Landcare Network is pleased to invite Landcarers and interested residents to a workshop discussing woodland birds and pollinators of native plants, the workshop is to be pre-sented by Mick Roderick of Birdlife Australia and experts from the University of New England.

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SAVE THE DATE: Tocal Field Days

May 1 - May 3

SAVE THE DATE: Tocal Field Days May 1st-3rd 2020

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