On Sunday 4th December twenty five Cottesloe Coastcarers and friends met on the Cottesloe Civic Centre lawns for our Christmas get-together. It was a superb evening after a very hot day.
Robyn was delighted to accept an Individual Contribution award at the Dept of Planning’s smart new building in William Street. The award was given for the successful weedy seadragon campaign and 15 years of Coastcaring.
After Robyn's post on native pellitory and butterflies Martin asked if it was possible to get native pellitory seed.
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!
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
Today Cottesloe Coastcare received another lovely letter from Sir David Attenborough!!
Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers were pleased to hear that our recent project application to Coastwest has been successful.
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.
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....
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!
We are well under way with our planting for 2011. You can see in the photos that on Friday 21st May the wet weather and strong wind did not deter a great team of enthusiastic and expert volunteers.