News From Young Landcare

Weed Biocontrol Workshop
Weddin Landcare in partnership with Central West NRM Group will be hosting a Weed Biocontrol Workshop on Tuesday 8th May at Grenfell Country Club with Barry Sampson. Barry has over 30 years experience in the Biological Control of Weeds with NSW Agriculture, CSIRO. For more information please contact Mikla Lewis on 0499 199 016.

Climate Change Forum
SAVE THE DATE – Friday 25th May at Yass Memorial Hall. Join the Climate Conversation – Rural Communities Making a Difference. Don’t miss an amazing line up of speakers including Dr. Charles Massy, author of Call of the Reed Warbler and Breaking the Sheep’s Back, and Dr. Christine Jones, internationally renowned and respected groundcover and soil ecologist.

Project update – Microbats of the Young District
The final stage of Young District Landcare’s microbat project is underway. They are currently organising a second information sign for Burrangong Creek Reserve in Young focussing on the Southern Myotis or Fishing Bat (Myotis macropus). They are soon to publish our Microbats of the Young District booklet (already available on their website) which will be provided to all the schools in the district as part of an educational resource package. They will also be holding a workshop for farmers and landholders on the valuable contributions that microbats make to our farming systems.

Young Landcare Coordinator Mikla Lewis and Steering Committee Member Anne Lemon will be attending the Australasian Bat Society 2018 Conference coming up on 3-6 April. Mikla and Anne have prepared a Microbats of the Young District poster display and factsheet for delegates to learn all about our project.

Glenice Buck
Glenice Buck

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Glenice is a landscape designer, horticulturist, garden writer and consulting arborist based in Young but she also works on projects throughout country NSW including Sydney. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, Glenice enjoys visiting famous gardens, parks and nurseries around Australia and throughout the world. She is the principal of Glenice Buck Designs.

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