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Holistic farming bus tour - dep. Ladysmith

21 Oct 2018 - 8:15am

 

Kyeamba Valley Landcare Group invite you to join us for an interesting and enjoyable Sunday bus tour! Departing from and returning to Ladysmith Hall, we will visit Green Gate Organic Farm and Holbrook Paddock Eggs, with a lunch stop at Holbrook (BYO picnic, or purchase your lunch from one of the cafes in town).
 
 
 

War on Worms - Yass

27 Oct 2018 - 9:30am

This workshop is about parasitic worms, livestock and evidence based worm management.

You will find out about:

  • What worms are commonly found in this region
  • The lifecycle of worms
  • Egg counts
  • How simple farm management techniques can be used to manage worm burdens in your stock
  • Deciding when and what treatment is needed
  • Reading product labels
  • Managing lice.

There will be a practical session where you can handle sheep and look at samples under a microscope.

Congratulations to our Landcare Champions!

At the recent Landcare Awards, Boorowa's Charlie Arnott and David Marsh were announced as the winners of the prestigious 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award and Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award, respectively.

Congratulations to Charlie and David for the wonderful recognition for the extensive Landcare work you have each done over many years!

 

 

About Charlie Arnott

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Rankins Springs Annual Bird Tours

Dam at Rankins Springs - Dionee RussellSplendid Fairy-wren - Kathy TenisonOn the 29th and 30th of September a few of us attended the Annual Bird Tours at Rankins Springs hosted by the Lachlan Fold Wildlife Action Group.

It was an early start on the Saturday with a 6:00 am loading onto the bus.  In the morning we visited three different sites and used one of these stops as a morning tea stop.  Lunch was at the park next to the Hall in Rankins Springs.  The food for morning tea and for lunch was excellent.  Lunch was interrupted by birding and in particular some disappeared across the road chasing the elusive Spotted Bowerbird that on this occasion wasn't that elusive.

After lunch some of the group headed out to the Mallee at Eight Mile Tank Road the highlight for me was once again the Splendid Fairy Wrens that gave us a very good show.

From here we headed back to Rankins Springs picked up the remainder of the group and headed out to try and find Glossy Black Cockatoos but to no avail.  The food for afternoon tea was again excellent, when dark descended we headed back to the hall for pre-dinner drinks, nibble and lots of discussion about the day’s activities.  This was followed by more excellent food then early to bed as those that were doing the second days tour had to again meet the bus at 6:00am.

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