Woodlands, weeds, bees and bush tucker

Published 14 October 2016. This weekend why not learn about woodlands, weeds or bees while you get out in the fresh air?...

This weekend why not learn about woodlands, weeds or bees while you get out in the fresh air?

The Friends of Adams Lead will be at the reserve for their monthly working bee this Saturday, 15 October, Goolma/Wellington Road, Gulgong.

The community is invited to drop in for a 'Walk and Talk' at 11.30am. Members of the Friends of Adams Lead will explain what methods they use to promote the regeneration of this Box Gum Grassy Woodland and address weed management issues. This will be followed by a BBQ lunch.

To RSVP contact Phyllis Setchell on 6372 3120 or 0427 920 887 or by email: prpatita500@gmail.com.

The Mudgee Bee Group will also be holding a working bee this Saturday.

The group will be preparing their community hives in anticipation of the bees which arrive next month.

Come along and learn how to prepare boxes and frames and a whole lot more. All welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The Mudgee Bee Group working bee will be held from 1:30 – 4:30pm on Saturday 15 October at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC), Ulan Road (follow the bee signs). BYO afternoon tea.

If you've ever wanted to have a hive and harvest your own backyard honey this is a chance to learn about what's involved and chat to others who are interested in bee keeping.

Did you know that there are up to 5,000 native food species (almost 20 per cent of Australia’s native flora and fauna) that were utilised by the Aboriginal people for food and medicine?

Come along to our Bush Tucker Brunch and learn about bush tucker foods and ingredients, traditional ways of hunting, gathering, cooking and bush medicines.

Watershed Landcare have invited Sharon Windsor from Indigiearth to talk about bush tucker and our indigenous culture while you sample a delicious "Modern Australian Native Cuisine" brunch.

The menu will include kangaroo and crocodile sausages served with native chutneys, grilled bush tomato, scrambled eggs with sea blight & samphire, native fruit muesli with lemon myrtle yogurt and damper with native jams and wattleseed cream.

The Bush Tucker Brunch will be held on Sunday 23 October at Augustine’s Function Center, starting at 9:30am and will finish around noon.

Tickets are $20 for Watershed Landcare members and $30 for non-members. Booking are essential and tickets available for purchase from the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Office, 112 Market St, Mudgee.

For more information on these events contact Claudia Wythes, Watershed Landcare Co-ordinator, on 0412 011 064 or by email: claudia.wythes@watershedlandcare.com.au.

These events are supported by Watershed Landcare through funding from the Australian Government's 25th Anniversary Landcare grants and are a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.