Group Activity: Bushwalk at Wategora Reserve (Duck River)
BUSHWALK AT WATEGORA RESERVE (DUCK RIVER) SOUTH GRANVILLE
Saturday 22 August 2pm
Continuing our theme of looking for rare and endangered species this walk has been planned to visit Wategora reserve when the Acacia pubescens (Downy Wattle) plants will be flowering.
Wategora Reserve is a relatively intact 11 hectare bushland reserve. Botanically it is the richest area in the eastern part of Sydney’s Cumberland Plain with some 264 species recorded. Cumberland Pain communities grew on the fertile soils cleared in the Sydney Basin for farming and later suburban developments. The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (2002) estimated that prior to European settlement the vegetation community covered an area of almost 130,000 ha. It now covers less than 9,000 ha which equates to a loss of 93% of the entire woodland community
It will be a new experience for some members to walk in this type of plant community as our walks have tended to be held on Hawkesbury Sandstone country where there is a stunning floral diversity.
Hopefully members will find the Cumberland Plain vegetation just as interesting.
Numbers for the walk are limited so to book your place, contact Jennifer Farrer email@example.com
PLANTS FOR SALE
Here’s a list of plants raised lovingly by our propagation people that we’re offering to members for purchase. We don’t want these plants to go to waste. They are healthy and can be planted straight away. So if you or any of your friends would like to enhance your gardens, we’d love to hear from you!
The procedure for you to order and obtain these plants is:
Pot sizes are:
large 8 inches, small-medium 4-6 inches.
There could be a few days delay after ordering, as the plants will need to be fetched from the Hills Shire nursery.
Payment can be made by EFTPOS to BSB 062 139
Acc No. 0090 1865