What a season!
There is heaps going on with the Mid Lachlan Landcare group.
Mid Lachlan Landcare's district is roughly centred around Cowra within the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Region. The group has been active since 1995, undertaking a number of activities including tree planting, direct seeding, grazing management, education, and drought funding.
Growing the Grazing Revolution
The boys are good to start individual farm visits again so if you would like them to come to your place let us know.
They are also working to pull together the satellite mapping project with CIBO labs.
You can view the case study from our workshop here. If you want to find out more or get involved please contact us ASAP to discuss so you don't miss out on this opportunity.
Saving our Superb Parrot
We have received advice that we have some more funding for on ground works this financial year which is exciting.
Stay tuned for further information on this.
Just a reminder that we would love you to help survey for Superb Parrots around the region.
After the last update we have had a few new people start which is fantastic.
Thanks so much. More details here. It' not too late to get involved.
Box Gum Grassy Woodland Habitat on Farm
This year's projects have now been selected and we will be letting the successful applicants know this week. Some exciting projects to help these woodlands.
Our 'Animals of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands' online event was awesome and you can check out our BLOG post to get some tips and tricks for encouraging wildlife on your farms.
Other Interesting things
RCS Grazing School - Orange 16-18th November. Highly recommended. This will be similar to the course held in Cowra last year. If you missed out on it now's your chance. More info can be found here
Birds on Farms - We all love the birds on our farms right!! Well there are some exciting opportunities to get involved in this fantastic project being led by Jayden Gunn from Birdlife Australia. They are seeking Expressions of Interest from farmers in our region to be involved. Find out more details here
Enhancing Farm Dams - online event Thursday 14th October 12-1pm. Join the amazing Sustainable Farms team to learn all about thelatest research on the benefits of enhancing farm dams, what to plant where and other practical planning tips! You can book your free ticket here I can't wait for this one!!!
Cowra Archibird Photography Competition - Yay, we are into our 3rd year of this competition and entries are already coming in. Led by the Cowra Council NRM Committee this has been a great initiative to get us all out and about photographing the amazing birds of our region. Photo's of our Native birds accepted from within 100km of Cowra. Please get involved. There are some great prizes on offer but it is mostly about our community showcasing our birds. Flyer here. Terms & conditions here
Facebook page to check out the entries so far here Entries close 12th November.
Carbon Calling - Virtual Field Day Series - tomorrow (13th October 1-2pm) isday 2 of this free series and it is being held at Canowindra local Stuart McDonalds farm 'Belmont'. It will be focussing on soil microbial functionality and will feature Stuart, Guy Webb, David Hardwick and others. Click here to book or find out more about this online series.
Aussie Backyard Bird Count - 18th -24th October. This is a great initiative to get involved in. If anyone needs any help setting this up on their phones I'm happy to try and help. All the info you need to get involved is here Did you know that during the 2020 event Aussie's counted more than 4.6 million birds!! It's one of Australia's biggest citizen science events.
Peregrine Falcon Boxcam Orange - We only just found out about this and it is an amazing but fantastic timewaster. These falcons have just hatched a chick on the 8th Oct and are waiting on 2 more eggs to hatch. Live webstreaming of their nest here
Purple Pea Patrol - now is the time of year to find this beautiful threatened species, Swainsona recta. We know of sites around Mandurama and Central Tablelands LLS are asking landholders to keep a lookout for this species on their farms. You can find out more information on this project and how to identify Swainsona recta here.