Between a local homeschool group last Thursday, a community planting event with over 50 volunteers on Saturday morning and 45 year 1 and 2 students from Spearwood Primary School this morning, we installed over 1,500 native seedlings in the previously cleared bushland on the corner of Coolbellup Ave and Forrest Road in Coolbellup as part… Continue reading Community effort saw 1,500 plants installed over the last 5 days!
Do you like birdwatching? Whether you’re an experienced ‘twitcher’ or simply have a keen interest in our feathered friends, you can help to collect valuable data on birdlife in the corridor. We are planning to run a citizen science project in collaboration with BirdLife Western Australia, where people can record which birds are frequenting the… Continue reading Get involved in citizen science: bird surveying!
Planting season is well and truly under way. We are aiming to install close to 90,000 native seedlings across the corridor this winter, making this Rehabilitating Roe 8's biggest year for revegetation! As we needed such a huge number of plants, we engaged six different nurseries to grow these seedlings for us, mostly from local… Continue reading Planting season well under way
The Community Open Day at the Len Packham Hall in Coolbellup on 12 June was a complete success and provided community groups as well as the general public with an opportunity to celebrate the efforts of Rehabilitating Roe 8. The girls from Eco Action brought a bunch of native critters along for a very educational… Continue reading Community Open Day
Great news! We installed 10 nesting boxes for pardalotes across the Rehabilitating Roe 8 corridor yesterday. What are pardalotes, I hear you say? Pardalotes are one of the smallest of all Australian birds. As they feed mostly on sap-sucking insects that live on leaves, these tiny feathered fluffballs spend most of their time high up… Continue reading New nest boxes in the corridor!
We are busy prepping our reveg sites for the 90k native plants (!) which will be installed across the corridor this winter. In order for the seedlings not to end up as very expensive rabbit food, we need to control the numbers of introduced European rabbits. What does this look like? In some sections we… Continue reading Rabbit control to prepare for reveg season