When CCA volunteers did some weeding near Vlamingh Memorial just before Christmas, Frauke and I watched some blue banded bees on Melaleuca huegellii (chenille honeymyrtle) and on Frankenia pauciflora (sea heath).
It’s one year on – from the tragic losses resulting from fires in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. More than 3,673 hectares of bushland was burnt and 38 homes destroyed (106 buildings damaged).
Cottesloe Coastcare Association (CCA) volunteers and the North Metropolitan Coastcare Officer Kate Sputore were delighted to welcome volunteer Master Gardeners and M.G’s mentor, Bob Dixon (Manager of Biodiversity and Extensions, Kings Park and Botanic Garden) to Cottesloe, on Tuesday 13th November.
Saturday 10th November was the Cottesloe ‘Hullabaloo Festival’ in Napoleon Street. The busy street is closed to traffic all day and soon fills up with stalls from nearby businesses. Clowns and stilt walkers entertain, music is broadcast, lots of balloons, there is food and drink and lots to buy.
Mike’s glasses have just returned from a winter adventure. They were previously last seen hanging around the neck of Mike Ewing during a working session back in March at the Dutch Inn site in south Cottesloe.
Spring time is weeding time for Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers and we have been hard at work. Despite the very poor rain this past winter, the rain received was distributed over a long period and perhaps this is the reason that every weed species seems to be doing extra well this year!
Mike recently attended a symposium at Curtin University on Coastal Planning and Management in WA.
In mid- August Cottesloe Coastcare had a bus load of enthusiastic helpers from John XX111.
Following a successful day with the Cottesloe Coast Care team a few weeks prior, 27 new fresh faced volunteers from PwC set out to emulate the achievements of the mighty “A1 Planting Team”.
Meika Jensen, part of a design team at MastersDegree.net created this graphic highlighting the pollution in our oceans. Thank you for sharing this with us Meika.
We had a great team from Woodside on Friday who came with CVA (Conservation Volunteers Australia) for a day’s planting at Dutch Inn near the south groyne.
Our planting season is going really well – particularly so because of the fantastic teams we had join us last week – Conservation Volunteers Australia (sponsored by Woodside – thank you Woodside!), the V Gang from UWA and a fantastic team from Pricewaterhouse Coopers.