Artificial nest boxes are becoming increasingly important in wildlife conservation as more trees are cleared and natural nesting hollows are not available. We can help by planting more trees but whilst we are waiting for tree hollows to form we can install nest boxes. Landcare member Alan Elliott has been busy working on the design […]
Members of the Serpentine Jarrahdale community are once again invited to help search for the water Hyacinth in the Birega drain and Serpentine river. This will be done from personal computers by individuals viewing images on a central website, taken by helicopter. Each photo equates to a location on the ground and is assessed as […]
The Byford and Districts Community Bank has granted $7,500 to Landcare SJ for this year’s planting season – revegetation in 7 natural areas with 9 community groups and schools. Part of this will be the Bendigo Bank National Tree Day event on Sunday 30 July.
Due to the wetland nature of the Swan Coastal Plain, many areas within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale experience seasonal water inundation or waterlogged soils. Planting local native trees and shrubs can help to soak up unwanted water.
Byford Enviro-Link, a Byford based volunteer group supported by Landcare SJ, meets every Friday morning. Percy Nairn Reserve gets a watering The recent rains and high winds meant that there was weeding and tidying up to do. Unfortunately some young trees were uprooted. However some shrubs had really shot up and so needed to be […]
Landcare SJ often receives calls and visits from land owners who would like possums in their roof space to be relocated. As possums are native animals they require permits for both trapping and relocation. Both ringtail and brushtail possums are found in SJ. Being a highly adaptive animal, they are known to take […]
Landcare SJ and the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale have partnered together through the Community Funding Program to provide signs and doggy poop stations at different entrances to the Brickwood Reserve walk trail. This means walkers and their canines can enjoy the area while looking after it! The Friends of Brickwood Reserve group meet every month […]
Professor Mark Olson from UNAM, Mexico’s National University, visited Serpentine Jarrahdale on 28 November to carry out sampling of native tree species as part of an international drought research project. Professor Olson’s study is focussed on the link between moisture, temperature and vegetation height under climate change. As outlined in the project proposal document […]
Saturday November the 12th saw a bus load of enthusiastic horse property managers tour the SJ Region learning about paddock rotation systems. A track system allows your horses to move freely around your paddocks while restricting time on your grass. This allows the grass to rest between grazing periods decreasing negative impacts. There are both […]
Murdoch University’s Whitby Farm opened its doors to the fourth field day series of the Landcare SJ Equine Landcare Project. The project is funded through the State NRM Community Action Grants and Supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through the National Landcare Programme. Attendees were lucky to have farm manager Bob Fawcett introduce the Whitby Farm and […]