Please join us for the massive 2018 winter planting season! The FOLC will need hundreds of volunteers to plant 30,000 native seedlings as we continue one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in Perth.
The FOLC host 4 public planting days for the local and wider community. All are held on Sunday mornings, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Team leaders (5-7) are needed to help run each session. And 6-8 volunteers are need to help set-up from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org more info.
This year the FOLC will plant several areas on the east side of Lake Claremont (Areas A to D on the map shown) purchasing approx. 24,000 seedlings with a grant we won from the State NRM (Natural Resource Management) Program. Planting patches of native vegetation will increase wildlife habitat for insects, reptiles and birds, and make a more beautiful park.
Arrive at 9:00 AM, Claremont Golf Club. Access from Lapsley Rd carpark.
Stay as long as you like. Wear closed-in shoes and be prepared for rain.
Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided.
Volunteers needed at 8:00 -9:00 am to lay out plants.
Speaker: Kit Prendergast
When people think bee, they usually think of the European honeybee. Yet Australia hosts an incredible diversity of native bees. PhD researcher and native bee scientist Kit Prendergast will showcase the amazing diversity of native bees that occur in Australia, with a focus on southwest WA.
You will come away buzzing about these charismatic critters, and armed with knowledge about how to help promote native bees in the ‘burbs.
Kit will also be selling her booklets on ‘Bee Hotels for Native Bees’ at $25 per booklet.