Help us finish guarding our young wattles!
We've got enough wire guards now to finish protecting our young wattle seedlings from wallabies and other grazing animals.
We'll be carrying them to the spots we marked with stakes last time and installing the guards.
There will be an opportunity for an inspection of our wildflower exclosure, which has bloomed through spring. There are photos of some of the growth online here. It's called an exclosure as it keeps grazing animals out. The intention is that the wildflowers will eventually 'escape' and spread further into the surrounding landscape.
Meet at 10:00 AM here outside the exclosure.
Leave cars at the parking area at the north end of Honeycomb Road. It’s a two minute (180 m) stroll down the trail to the meeting spot.
Bring: gloves. Please wear hat, sturdy clothing and footwear suitable for the weather and bring your own drinking water and any snacks you might want. We'll supply the rest.
The following provisions are for the protection of attendees, and to ensure our volunteers are covered by insurance.
o If you prefer to wear a face mask, please bring your own.
o Hand sanitisers will be available.
o Social distancing: volunteers (adults and children) will maintain a 1.5 metres separation from those not in their household.
o There will be no sharing of equipment, including tools, gloves and sign-on sheets. Bring your own equipment, or use our pre-sanitised equipment, and then maintain exclusive use of those for the morning.
o Unfortunately we will not provide our usual shared morning tea. If needed, please bring your own drinks and snacks.
o We will make sure we have a record of everyone who has attended, and their contact information should there need to be a follow-up.
o Do NOT attend if you are feeling unwell, if you have concerns about your own health or that of vulnerable people you are close to.
o If you become concerned about your health in the days following the activity, let us know so that others can be alerted.
o Plans may need to be reviewed and changed at short notice, depending on changing advice.