Revisiting Cactus at Kurrajong Drive

Last sunday a few volunteers walked through the hills off Kurrajong Drive in search of that last 5 cactus that were found last year. The 5 cacti soon turned into 10, plus a few more, but all were collected in the end. A total of 67kg was taken to landfill from the...

Landcare Week at Maynard Park

Thanks to all who came to Landcare Week at Maynard Park recently. All up we treated about 1400m2 getting out the ‘harder to get to’ Buffel Grass amongst the rocks and native plants. Jude brushcuttered away and found some Corkwoods, and since Ive cut around the other...

Landcare Week this Sunday

Im looking forward to getting back into the Buffel grass at Maynard park this sunday. The native plant regeneration in parts has been fantastic and really shows what the place would look like without this weedy grass. I hope to see you there. Activities start at 8:30...

Making Cactus Cactus! Cactus control in Eastside.

Alice Springs Landcare volunteers have been tackling weed cacti that are invading bushland areas around Eastside. On Sunday the 25th of August Landcare volunteers completed the 3rd cactus control field day of the year. These weed cacti are colonising the rocky hills...

Winter rains trigger regeneration

Recent rainfall has triggered the return of wildflowers and other weeds. At a recent bush regeneration session at Maynard Park we welcomed the return of many native species including Lepidium, Erodium, Euchiton, Calocephalus, and Rhodanthe. Weeds have also returned...