Mid Lachlan Landcare gets behind FrogID Week

Mid Lachlan Landcare is getting behind FrogID week recording frogs to help with Science.
Mid Lachlan Landcare is getting behind FrogID week recording frogs to help with Science.

There is heaps going on with the Mid Lachlan Landcare group.

Mid Lachlan Landcare's district is roughly centred around Cowra within the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Region. The group has been active since 1995, undertaking a number of activities including tree planting, direct seeding, grazing management, education, and drought funding.

Growing the Grazing Revolution

Scott and Peter have been undertaking farm visits and we will be holding a combined area grazing meeting at a property in Canowindra on Tuesday morning the 30th November. If you would like to find out more or attend please contact Scott Hickman 0427 450 416 for all the details.

Scott has continued working with Condobolin & District Landcare on their grazing project. If you fancy a trip to Condo it would be well worth heading out there for their Christmas event on Friday 10th December with Charlie Massy (author of 'Call of the Reed Warbler). Flyer here.

Box Gum Grassy Woodland Habitat on Farm

Dan Florance and I have been out monitoring the year 2 project sites. If you would like to find out more check out the latest BLOG here

There are a number of new people seeing this update, so if you would like to take actions on your farm to help protect/enhance Box Gum Grassy Woodland please have a look at our project summary here and feel free to contact me.

Community Groundcover Plant Purchase

We have orders so far for over 500 of the groundcover plants that Oz Plants and the Weddin Community Native Nursery have offered to try and grow for us. I've extended the closing date on orders to this Friday 19th November. All the details can be found here if you missed the earlier email. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this community initiative. We are really excited to see what other opportunities this opens in the future.

Cowra Archibird Photo Competition

Entries closed on Friday for this local native bird competition. We have ended up with 270 photo's and our judge is going to have trouble!! This competition has been run by the Cowra Council NRM committee with support from Mid Lachlan Landcare.

We would love it if you took the opportunity to participate in the people's choice. It would be fantastic if you went and 'liked' all your favorite photo's. Beware!! the photo's are so great you will have trouble picking.

The 'open' entries are here

The 'teen' entries are here

The 'youth' entries are here

Other Interesting Things

It's a Bug's Lunch webinar - Friday 19th November 12-1pm (register to be in the draw for some delicious products!) The Edible Bug shop now known as Circle Harvest was set up in 2007 and is Australia's first farmer of edible insects and is a world leader in Edible insect farming techniques. This webinar is being put on by Central Tablelands LLS. Wow..... sounds interesting. Register here

Planning and planting to maximise the potential of farm dams - Webinar available to watch at your leisure here The Sustainable Farms team have put this together after plenty of requests from around the State.

New research looking at the potential net benefits from enhancing farm dams has yielded promising results. You can view the research here and you can download their new planting guide for enhancing farm dams here

Update on Peregrine Falcons from Orange - if you haven't been too obsessed with the progress of the chick, and haven't been checking in on it everyday, you can see the latest snippet of how it is going here. Yurruga was 37 days old on the 14th of November. Unfortunately the other two eggs did not hatch but this little one is going strong.

Reptile Monitoring - There has been a PhD student researching surface rock in our farming landscapes around the region since August 2019. You can find out more about her surveys and what's recently been found here

FrogID Week - It's currently FrogID week and the whole of Australia is getting behind recording frogs to help with Science. There is an app which is really easy to use and you can find out all about it here I have been using this app for a few years and now I know of about 7 different frog species that call our farm home.

Conimbla National Park discoveries - What a wonderful season it has been to get out and about exploring our local National Park. You can check out some of the special plants we have found here

Take care everyone. Our thoughts are going out to neighboring Forbes who will soon be affected by the Lachlan Flooding. Please don't take any risks on flooded roadways.

If you have any questions or would like more information on anything in this update please feel free to contact me.

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