Pilot and spotter selfie in the helicopter looking for water hyacinth

Water hyacinth aerial surveillance complete

Water hyacinth aerial surveillance now complete on the Birega Drain and Serpentine River   After a slight delay with weather conditions, aerial images were taken over the Easter long weekend of nearly 40km of the Serpentine River & Birega Drain. The area from the Forrest Highway to North of Mundijong Rd encapsulates the extent of the […]

Extreme case of summer sores

Summer sores and faecal egg counts- Worm management in summer.

This summer has your horse developed a sore just won’t heal? You may be dealing with a summer sore. Summer sores occur when worm larvae are deposited by flies onto moist areas on a horse, such as a wound or near the eye. The worm larvae then irritate the area causing inflammation and itching. This […]

SJ Equine Landcare Pest and Weeds Field Day

There were 22 attendees at the Inaugural field day in our field day series focussing on Equine Land Management. The Field day was held on April 30th at the beautiful property Quahlee in Serpentine. Jake Pickersgill from Martins Environmental started off the day with a weeds presentation. Many attendees had brought in weeds from their […]

woman taking photos of weeds in bushland

North Dandalup Primary School Preserving Bushland

 North Dandalup Primary school has 2ha of bushland reserve, mostly in good condition, containing several types of  rare Marri Woodlands botanically classed as Threatened Ecological Communities. In the early days of settlement farmers knew that land containing certain species of plants and trees would have soil that would be successful for farming. As a consequence […]

people walking through bushland in keysbrook

Healthy Habitats Bus Tour 2016 – What Has Been Achieved

On a very wet Saturday on the 8th October, 21 Serpentine Jarrahdale land owners took part in the Healthy Habitats Bus Tour 2016 of 3 Healthy Habitats properties. Amongst the group were Healthy Habitats members, Councillors from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, representatives from Landcare SJ and land owners interested in bushland management.   The […]

Officer from Landcare SJ setting up flora quadrat at Serpentine , Western Australia

Threatened Ecological Communities – More Quadrats

Threatened Ecological Communities (TEC) More Quadrats   One of the four newly funded grants from the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, focussed on improvement of Threatened Ecological Communities. Another 2 flora quadrats were set up by Landcare SJ officers on a private property in Serpentine. The recipients of this particular grant have significant areas of veldt grass […]

Landcare SJ officers at Duckpond Reserve, Mundijong, Western Australia

Threatened Ecological Communities – New Funding

Kristy Gregory, Teele Hooper-Worrell, Landcare SJ officers, and Penny Hollick from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale completed site inspections on 17th May at several  Threatened Ecological Communities in the Serpentine Jarrahdale region.   They re-surveyed an established flora plot at Brickwood Reserve in Byford. New Flora quadrats were set up at Duckpond Reserve and another […]