Looking At Landcare (22/9/2022) – Biodiversity Workshops

Hi Landcarer’s

Central West Lachlan Landcare are looking forward to welcoming Mikla Lewis to present two Biodiversity in Action – from the ground up workshops in Parkes.

This workshop was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Rescheduled date is Thursday, 27 October 2022. Bookings can be made via the links below. 

Workshop 1 will proceed between 9am and 12pm with morning tea and lunch included.

The afternoon workshop will be held in the field between 12.30pm and 4pm (lunch available from 12pm), and will offer insight into the processes and services that various organisms provide eg fungi (wood rotting, mycelium), fallen timber, leaf and seed litter etc on and in the ground, the importance of groundcover, shrubs and trees, birds and pollination etc. This will also be an opportunity to use the information from the morning workshop in the field.

Mikla is well known to many in the Landcare sphere, she was awarded the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award in 2017. Mikla, a woman of many talents, founded WIRES in 1986 and is a passionate volunteer.

We are also fortunate to have members of the National Parks Association Lachlan Valley Branch with us and will be undertaking a biodiversity survey on the day.

The training will provide information on basic plant identification, including where you are likely to find certain species, what species are prominent in our local area, when is the appropriate time for gathering seed, gathering processes, sorting processes and storage.

These workshops are part of the Central West Landcare Region Protecting Precious Patches Project and is possible as a result of the Landcare NSW and the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) co-managed and community-guided program, Partnering in Private Land Conservation Program aims to work collaboratively to build understanding and skills regarding biodiversity, educate private landholders on conservation efforts, and increase participation in private land conservation.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Please indicate in your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Workshop 1: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/SXMCT

Workshop 2: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/5MCWT

We thank everyone for attending our AGM in Forbes on Wednesday and particularly thank Stacey Avard, Biodiversity Conservation Trust Acting Regional Manager, Central West and Western who was our guest speaker and Turlough Guerin, Landcare NSW Chief Executive Officer for joining us.

For further information on this article, please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org, twitter, facebook or Instagram @cwllandcare or contact Marg Applebee on 0418 611 053.