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Threatened Species on Show at the Bushcare’s Major Day Out in Jiggi

Julie Reid framed by a healthy specimen of the threatened species’ Sweet Myrtle (Gossia fragrantissima,)
Julie Reid framed by a healthy specimen of the threatened species’ Sweet Myrtle (Gossia fragrantissima,)

Jiggi Catchment Landcare will be having a double celebration with 25 years of Landcare and Threatened Species Day being rolled in to one event; Bushcare’s Major Day Out. These events will be held around the country during September.

The Jiggi Landcare’s ‘day out’ will be a morning walk and talk session commencing at 10.00am on Saturday the 13th of September. The location, Taulangau Wildlife Refuge, Davis Road Jiggi.

Experience what can be achieved with passion and commitment to environmental restoration. This property has been restored over a period of 22 years by one woman who is now fortunate to have financial assistance through the NSW Environmental Trust. The transformation from what was a degraded grazing property to key habitat for 12 threatened species has been gradual; in 2013 the property was declared a wildlife refuge.

Learn about; restoration of different types of vegetation communities, ‘how to’ & ‘how not to’ plant a wildlife corridor, recognising threatened flora species from in-situ specimens and discover the world of ground covers that often go unnoticed

Julie Reid, the property owner, hopes to share her achievements and encourage others who are feeling overwhelmed by the task of restoring native vegetation. Julie says; “I often feel I am living on an island, providing refuge to native flora and fauna that can no longer survive the competition from exotic species & threats from development on surrounding land”.
For more information contact Tara Patel (NLSS): 0428270123 or
Julie Reid: 02 66 888320, alternatively email;

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