Volunteer Week

Thanks to all our wonderful members and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Weed Machines

Muckleford Landcare committee members, Eleanor and Albi, tackle roadside weeds whenever they are out and about. But specifically they are our Wheel Cactus controllers for Muckleford.

If you see wheel cactus on roadsides, please contact us and we’ll send our crack team to deal with them.

Connecting roadside vegetation project

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
MarchClean Up Australia Day event, place to be confirmed
MayAnnual nest box monitoring on the Walmer North Conservation Management Reserve
AutumnWork with landholders to plant mini corridors in the Creating Connectivity project
OctoberWildflower walk
NovemberAnnual bike ride to Maldon
DecemberAGM and Christmas break up

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.

Wildflower Walk

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!

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.