Mona Foma Cultural Burning

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Mona Foma kicks off in Hobart this Friday, and we’re ready to roll out our audio+visual project in Knocklofty Reserve! Cultural Burning combines a fire-inspired installation by artist Tim Coad, with a Sci Art Walks episode on Aboriginal cultural fire, featuring a talk by Andry Sculthorpe and Billy Paton-Clarke, with music by Emily Wurramara. The audio also features a special introduction …

November 2020 News

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November went well with a good roll up for the wayleave maintenance. With ‘lock – down’ of activities for three months due to covid – 19, the yearly morning/afternoon tea supplied by COH as our X-mas present  was delayed. So Sunday 19th Nov. was agreed upon.  As it rained that afternoon we had it at our place, and it was very enjoyable …

October 2020 News

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With quite a bit of rain this spring, we had to cancel one activity. The damp ground has made it possible for millions of forget-me-nots, thistles and wild turnip/wild mustard to grow. It may seem like ‘King Canute trying to turn back the tide’, however, the weeds suppress the new grass that is also growing well. And if we can …

FoKL Members weeding along Salvator Rosa Glen 2020-09-20

September 2020 News

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This month went very well, with more people than usually attending our activities. We were able to remove some gorse we missed above the Weerona Trail, and a lot of forget–me-nots and thistles below the trail. Both the Glover Track and Salvator Rosa Glen were ‘gone over’ and can be left for another year, though the periwinkle in the glen …

Professor Bowman telling FoKL Members about early fire ecology in the Reserve

August 2020 News

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August’s program went well. Prof Bowman gave us a very interesting ‘walk & talk’ on bush fires, and about what will happen when big fires hit Hobart’s surrounding hills. He recommended many, small, frequent fires, taking out areas of dead bracken, old dry grass and dry bark & dry scrub. However, this is difficult, as it doesn’t fit into the …

July 2020 News.

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The first activity this month had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. Though more rain is really needed. Then we did cut & paste of re-growth gorse near the Bandicoot Corridor. On the Sunday we hand pulled a lot of forget-me-nots. It seems this pretty, but very invasive flower is popping up everywhere in reserves and on crown land. …

Bruce, Bec, Robyn, Peter, Greg, Astrid, Rodney and young scout enjoying celebration afternoon tea

June 2020 News

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We were able to return to our bushcare activities Thursday the 18th, and we had a good turnout. The same on Sunday 21st.  We worked both times above the Weerona Trail, mainly removing EURYOPS and small gorse. Because of the COVID–19 pandemic we are more careful with personal equipment and tools, and only our own individual refreshments after. The weather …