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Landcare Soil

The importance of soil type

· Guest post by Timothy Doolan · Something to think about when choosing native plants for your garden or revegetation project is which plants are suited to your soil type. There are a number of different soil types in the Townsville region. Higher quality soils are generally found along waterways and their immediate floodplains, e.g. […]

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Landcare

Funding grants 2019-20

Our non-profit group, Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc, relies on grant funding for our Landcare sites and upgrades to equipment and facilities. The Townsville City Council supports us with funding to cover the Project Officer position. Other funding support is listed below: Current Projects Community Sustainability Action Grant round 2 $33,809 June 2020 Skilling Queenslanders […]

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Landcare Plants

The importance of local provenance native plants

· Guest post by Christine Dalliston· Local Provenance is the term used to describe native plant populations that naturally occur in a given area. Many native plant species can be found to occur naturally across a broad geographic area or range. For example, Hairpin banksia (Banksia spinulosa) naturally occurs across 3 states, from coastal Victoria […]

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Landcare Plants

Aquatic weeds in the Ross River

Sagittaria/Delta Arrowhead (Sagittaria platyphylla) is a recent arrival to the Ross River, first found here in 2012. It is currently under a containment program in attempt to eradicate it from the river before it spreads throughout the region. Sagittaria is a highly invasive aquatic weed that can choke shallow waterways, including irrigation channels, blocking the […]

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Animals Landcare Plants

Water chestnuts at Wongaloo

 • Guest post by Carolyn Osterhaus • I had heard about the Wongaloo wetlands from the Birdlife Townsville people. I also found out, to my chagrin, you can only go there on a tour. How serendipitous that the celebration of National Landcare Week in September included a bus tour to just this spot. The Wongaloo […]

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Animals Landcare

National​ ​Bird​ ​Week​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Bush​ ​Garden

We celebrated National Bird Week (23 – 29 October 2017) with a bird watching visit to the Bush Garden, led by our wonderful guide Michael McMaster from Birdlife Townsville. We had a fantastic turnout with 17 volunteers attended, including Cub Scouts and their parents from Pimlico-Mundingburra, Loam Island and Bluewater Scout troops. The Bush Garden […]