Bridal Creeper – Seven Years and Going Strong

Bridal Creeper is such a monster. It’s a great multiplier, it spreads easily, and it’s got these corms that keep it alive year after year, even if it’s been pulled, eaten or sprayed. In fact, it takes a seven years to kill a single plant, and of course, during that time, it’s still multiplying and […]

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Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot 2018 Results

It was a fabulous night for the annual Fox Shoot, and beautiful morning for the Tally Breakfast, with great results for the year, adding to the state-wide Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes total for 2018. We had 10 fabulous teams this year! Official Results from Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot 2018: Place Team Name Foxes Cats Rabbits 10 Oxley Inmates 6 […]

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2018 Annual Fox Shoot and Tally Breakfast

Ready! Aim! Fire! 10 teams are registered and set to hunt feral predators as part of a landscape-wide program to reduce the impact of feral animals on the agricultural regions of WA. Other shoots are happening across the region, with Wagin’s shoot also happening this weekend, and Kojonup and Woodanilling holding shoots in March. All […]

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Maximum Impact – Coordinated Fox Shoots

Did you know that since 2010, the coordinated Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes has eliminated more than 27,000 foxes!? That’s remarkable!! Check out these stats: Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total People involved 765 729 772 1250 1069 1021 435 814 6,855 Foxes 2992 2359 4031 4949 4538 4196 1557 […]

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Katanning Environmental Nursery – Now Taking Orders for 2018

Katanning Landcare and Katanning Environmental Nursery are ready to take your order! Have a look through our species list and give us a call if you have any questions. You can download a pdf version of the order form from HERE. (Updated 27/03/2018 to reflect stock left available… we are selling out of some species!) […]

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We Bought a Nursery!

It’s true! Katanning Landcare has taken over operations of the Blyth Tree Farm! All the details got finalised just before Christmas and a flurry of learning and planting has happened over the Christmas period! While many people were taking a break, our team of volunteers planted around 200,000 seedlings, with a good variety of popular […]

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Living on ‘burrowed’ time

We are currently helping to co-ordinate a local K5 (calicivuris) release in the Katanning area, along with Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone, through the support of South Coast NRM in the hopes of reducing rabbit numbers! There will be releases of the virus across the Great Southern happening before Christmas, with locations in Katanning, Broomehill, Woodanilling, Kojonup, Wagin […]

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What’s Blooming – Hakea Laurina

Hakea laurina is a locally occurring plant from the Proteacea family. It is commonly known as Pincushion Hakea, and sometimes Kodjet or Emu Bush.   It is large shrub to 4 metres with drooping grey green foliage and bright red nectar producing flowers.     The flowers are popular with birds and bees.     The Hakea laurina makes […]

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Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot 2017 Results

The weather wasn’t with us for the night of the Fox Shoot, nor the morning of the Tally Breakfast, but we had a a great weekend, and good results for the year, adding to the state-wide Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes total for 2017. Eight teams registered, one showed up empty handed, one showed […]

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Our Pygmy Possum Neighbours

This is a guest post from Natalie Nicholson. Thank you, Natalie, for your great story and photos!   Hi Andrea Here are some photos of our pygmy possums and a quick story of how we came to meet our cool little neighbours. We live just north of Katanning and count ourselves incredibly lucky to have […]

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Regenerating the Understorey

I wanted to share three quick posts from Ella Maesepp, over on her Katanning Eco-House website (https://katanningecohouse.wordpress.com/), that share her journey so far in her efforts to regenerate the understorey at her place. These posts follow her through various techniques for regenerating understorey, including planting seedlings, with and without tree guards and with and without […]

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Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot 2017

The dates have been set for the 2017 Katanning and Surrounds Fox Shoot and Tally Breakfast! Please mark Saturday 25th February 2017 for the shoot and Sunday 26th February 2017 for the tally breakfast in your diaries! This local annual event is aligned with the Red Card for Rabbits & Foxes, a state-wide initiative to […]

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