A big thank you to the wonderful weeders who removed more than 450 woody weeds last month, particularly lots of West Australian Bluebell Creeper (Billardiera heterophylla), several of which were mature enough to be producing seed pods, and Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana) seedlings.

Our next weeding work party will be 8:30 to 11:30am on Saturday 3 November 2018.

We shall focus on removing non-local Billardiera heterophylla (Bluebell Creeper), Acacia baileyana and naturalised woody species in the peripheral areas of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG).

Meet: the ANBG Southern car park. After going in the main gate, turn sharp left, follow road around the perimeter up to the top level of that carpark. Look for banner or balloons near the pay-parking machine.

Bring: Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and a small digger, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

Wear: hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

A delicious morning tea will be provided about 10:00am

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711, as this helps with the catering. Also, having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

If you need further information, please contact Linda by email or phone 0437 298 711. We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you at our next weeding work party.