Castlemaine Landcare Group's annual Breakup BBQ will be on Sunday, 6th December, at Tute's Cottage in Greenhill Ave. For those who do not know Tute's, it is an original miner's cottage on the south side of Forest Creek, near where the footbridge crosses the creek. If coming by car, head east along Greenhill Avenue. After crossing the bridge, Tute's Cottage is in front of you on the left, at the spot where Greenhill Avenue makes a turn southwards.
Lunch will include delicious barbequed lamb cooked by Matthew Brownrigg - now an annual tradition. If you're able to bring some drink, salad or nibbles to go with the lamb, that would be great.
Lunch will start at 12 noon, but BEFORE THE BBQ - would you like to help us look for the Eltham Copper Butterfly? This searching will be taking place over summer as part of a project by ECB specialist Julie Whitfield. She has recruited some people to help her document not only where their host bursaria plants are but also where they are flying within Kalimna Park. This information will assist the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. If you are interested to learn and help, we will meet at the Rotunda in Kalimna Park at 11am and go to a site where they have been seen in recent weeks. To get to the Rotunda, go all the way east along Lyttleton Street, turn north along the Kalimna Tourist Road and look for the signs on your left a couple of hundred metres along the road at the top of the hill. If you plan to come on the Butterfly hunt, please contact Landcare president Christine on 0418 325 350 so she knows how many are expected.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Triple B - Butterfly-BBQ-Breakup - 11am for tbe Butterfly bit, 12 noon for the BBQ bit.
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