Upper Spring Creek Landcare Group and Mid Loddon CMN

Community caring for our environment

5 November, 2016
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Such an abundant Spring!

How lush is the countryside this Spring! Yes, there are millions of mozzies, but there are also many butterflies everywhere too! Spotted these Caper White Butterflies decorating a cypress tree on the property. These butterflies are usually associated with native caper … Continue reading

25 September, 2016
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News and floral displays

Sprinter is here for sure — and what a wet one!! For very belated newsletter click here: NL- September 2016 And here are some pictures from the granite outcrop taken today. Many more than usual thanks to the rainfall!  

17 April, 2016
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Tiny Orchid identified

The tiny orchid I found is known as ‘Parson’s Bands’ after the prominent petals which look like a parson’s collar.  Latin name is Eriochilus cucullatus. Flowers are pollinated by native bees — I have seen blue banded bees enjoying the flowering … Continue reading

10 October, 2014
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Landcare in gardens too

Local gardens in bloom Landcare members love their gardens as well as their forests. Pam sent in these photos of tea tree blossoms and red poker Hakeas from her garden. With gorgeous plants like these, an open garden day in … Continue reading

7 October, 2014
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Spring walk

Landcare members wander amongst the flowers This weekend, about ten of us walked around Karen and Tony’s covenanted property to see what is in bloom, say hello to the wallaby and generally enjoy being in nature. Among the flowers we … Continue reading

8 September, 2014
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Bountiful lilies

Very delicious liliacea!  Liliacea tubers provided Kooris with an  important and delicious food source. I have been waiting for the first Chocolate-lilies to appear, since their leaves have been shooting for some time. Today I found some flowering on the hill: These … Continue reading

6 September, 2014
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Vulnerable Orchid sighted

Golden beauties Each day is different at this time of year. Walking the property yesterday I came across first one, and then a cluster of beautiful and delicate yellow orchids. At first glance,  I thought they were Golden Moths but … Continue reading