Coca-cola’s Grocery WA Team – weeders extraordinaire!

As part of CCA’s Sustainability September, the WA Grocery Team volunteered their Tuesday morning to assist Cottesloe Coastcare complete one of the very important, though less glamorous aspect of their role; weeding!

Yellow Admiral butterflies have arrived!

2011 has been a great year for Yellow Admiral butterflies in Cottesloe. In May 2009, with help from Robert Powell, I sewed seed of a local annual – Native Pellitory (Parietaria debilis) at Cottesloe Native Garden

Congratulations from Sir David!

Today Cottesloe Coastcare received another lovely letter from Sir David Attenborough!!

Good news about our latest project

Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers were pleased to hear that our recent project application to Coastwest has been successful.

Success – Weedy Seadragons protected in WA!

Friday 24 June 2011 the WA Fisheries Minister announced that weedy seadragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) will be declared a protected species under new regulations to be put to the WA parliament.

Foundation Day

Last week WA celebrated  Foundation Day commemorating the arrival of the first European settlers in WA in 1829. From an early time people, animals and the weather made their mark on the coast at Cottesloe. Robyn’s  The Goats of Grant Marine Park tells the story of one such interaction….

Weedy Seadragon campaign

It has been almost 18 months since Weedy Seadragons started taking up lots of my time. It has been an interesting, often frustrating but very worthwhile campaign…. and it is not over yet!

Congratulations to Mike Ewing

Wednesday 11th May was the annual Volunteers Sundowner at the beautiful, jarrah panelled Town Hall at the Cottesloe Civic Centre.

The watering team from Hale

On Friday morning 18 March I spent two delightful hours with volunteers from Coastcare, twenty five Year 6 boys from Hale School along with a couple of teachers and parents.

Trinity triumphs – again!

Earlier this week CCA volunteers were very pleased that a team from UWA’s Trinity Residential College gave us a hand. Tiny seedlings planted at Vlamingh 8 months ago are growing well despite this long hot and very dry summer.

Sunday sessions

Cottesloe Coastcare’s ‘ Sunday sessions’ are working well. The working bees are held on the first Sunday morning in the month from 9 am to 11 am. Frauke has been a keen organiser of these sessions – a big thank you to Frauke and to Keith.

Fairy-wrens in Cottesloe

Cottesloe residents Paul and Sally Nelson alerted Cottesloe Coastcare to two sightings of a group of Variegated Fairy-wrens on the Cottesloe foredunes recently.