We are looking for landowners who would like to be a part of our new project (funded by the NCCMA). You need to have a boundary fence near the road, and there needs to be a gap in the roadside vegetation. You have the opportunity to fill in that gap, as well as getting some new vegetation on your own place. We will provide plants and guards, you will pay for the ripping and do the planting. Let’s talk, contact Beth to discuss.
Muckleford Landcare 2023
The committee was voted into the following positions:
President: Neville Cooper
Vice President: David Griffiths
Secretary: Beth Mellick
Treasurer: Eleanor Wright
Ordinary members: Albert Wright, Richard Mann, Michael Billington, Chris Mackenzie, Brona Murray
Here are our planned activities for 2023, stay tuned for dates:
|Muckleford Landcare Calendar 2023|
|March||Clean Up Australia Day event, place to be confirmed|
|May||Annual nest box monitoring on the Walmer North Conservation Management Reserve|
|Autumn||Work with landholders to plant mini corridors in the Creating Connectivity project|
|November||Annual bike ride to Maldon|
|December||AGM and Christmas break up|
Muckleford Landcare AGM and Xmas Party
Friday 9th December, 5pm-7pm, please join us for our end of year break up. We will vote in the committee, talk about the new projects and activities for 2023, and enjoy a vegan spread! All food and drinks will be provided. Venue to be confirmed.
Stories beneath our feet
Stories beneath our feet: exploring the geology and landscapes of Victoria and surrounds by Leon Costermans and Fons VandenBerg is a 660 page hard cover book explaining the geological origins of the diverse landscapes in southeastern Australia. It examines the stories behind the landforms, rock types and life-forms, and is intended for land managers, teachers, students, ecologist and naturalists. It retails for $82 in bookshops or online at Muckleford Books.
Muckleford Landcare members can get free delivery if they email Muckleford Books and pay by direct debit.
Landcare Bike Ride Sunday 6th November
The annual Muckleford Landcare bike ride is happening Sunday 6th November. Meet at the Muckleford train station at 10.45am for an 11am SHARP leaving time. It might be a rough ride because the track will have water damage, but we will push through!
We will hopefully end up at the Maldon Hotel for pizza in the beer garden for lunch, before riding back.
Queries to Beth on 0431219980 or email me.
It was a beautiful morning for our wildflower walk in the forest near Gower. Thanks to Eleanor for organising, and thanks to Eleanor and to Paul for helping with plant identification. We had 28 people attend, many taking photographs and enjoying the fields and fields of flowers. It was lovely to see new members, and we look forward to our next get together on 6th November for the annual bike ride!
Join Muckleford Landcare on Sunday 23rd October, 10am-11.30am for a wildflower walk. We will meet and park on Sinclairs Lane (extension), and go for a ramble in a real wildflower hotspot. Wear your walking shoes and bring a friend!
Directions: Come via Carpenters Lane, or Lewis Road, go to the end of Sinclairs Lane before it turns into Donkey Farm Track.
Any queries, ring Beth on 0431219980
Connecting Country Sticky Beak Tour Launch this Saturday 8th October 2022
Book now! The Mount Alexander region Landcare sticky beak tour is a celebration of Landcare and friends groups across the region! Many of the natural spaces you can experience in our beautiful region have been lovingly brought back to life and cared for by the incredibly dedicated network of Landcare and friends groups of the region.
The Landcare sticky beak tour provides an opportunity for local Landcare and environment groups to showcase their work both online over the month of October 2022, and in person at the launch on Saturday 8 October 2022 at Honeycomb Reserve (end of Honeycomb Rd), Campbells Creek VIC from 10.00 am to 12 noon.
Connecting Country’s Landcare Sticky Beak Tour this Saturday
Here is a link where you can book to go on the Sticky Beak Tour. One of the Landcare sites to look at is Muckleford Landcare’s Habitat Corridor project. It’s this Saturday 8th October, 10am-12noon including an info session and stalls providing information.
Muckleford Landcare August 2022 Meeting
After a bit of a ‘meeting hiatus’ due to our busy project schedule, Muckleford Landcare had our August meeting and here are the minutes. Download Meeting Minutes here.