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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Piesse Lake-Over is Going Strong

Thank you so much to all the people, all 144 of you, who have come down to Piesse Lake and contributed to the nearly 300 hours of volunteer labour that has made Piesse Lake come alive! And that doesn’t even count all the people working the in the background, making afternoon teas and organising other […]

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A beautiful weekend for planting

The weather smiled down on us again this weekend, as our 18 volunteers did more garden maintenance, and had a test run at planting the reeds for the Piesse Lake shoreline. Here’s a few photos from Sunday’s busy bee. Click on each image for a larger photo. Remember, we have lots of other opportunities for […]

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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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Seasons Garden for KPS

Katanning Landcare has been working with Katanning Primary School to create a beautiful, welcoming native wildflower garden at the entrance to the school. Many hours have gone into the planning, design, and plant selection, and now, the plan is starting to take shape, with the first phase of the project completed – the Seasons Garden. […]

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Let’s Rehabilitate Piesse Lake!

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer afternoon to host our Piesse Lake afternoon tea and information session. The glorious afternoon brought out 35 (or more!) delightful people who were keen to learn about the plans for Piesse Lake. The Shire of Katanning contracted SERCUL to create a Master Plan for Piesse Lake, to guide […]

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Perfume Princess

A heavy dusky perfume wafts through the bushland announcing that the sandalwood Santalum spicatum is blooming.   This much sought after native was one of the first exports from the colony of Western Australia. Sandalwood is a small shrubby tree to 4 metres with thick fleshy pale green leaves. Like Mistletoe, Sandalwood relies on host […]

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Summer Stunner

During summer when the temperatures are soaring it is most surprising to observe splashes of white blossom in the roadside vegetation.   On further inspection we find the blossom is a twining shrub Marianthus bicolour, commonly named Painted Marianthus  due to the wonderful burgundy stripes on the petals. Marianthus are members of the Pittosporaceae Family […]

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Friends of Piesse Lake Busy Bee Photos from 21st June 2015

It was an incredibly wintry day on Sunday 21st June, but that didn’t stop our intrepid Friends of Piesse Lake from getting the next phase of planting done. The mound, the embankment and more planting around the Bog/Rain Garden was completed. We hope you enjoy a few photos from the latest busy bee. The photos really […]

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Friends of Piesse Lake Busy Bee Photos – 7th June 2015

Here’s a few quick snaps of the busy bee activity that happened on Sunday 7th June out at the Friends of Piesse Lake (FoPL) site. Once again, thanks to Matt Collis for the photos of the busy bees at work! And a few after photos for you to enjoy as well.   In other news, […]

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Bush Medicine and Natural Skin Care Products – Event Wrap Up

Tuesday’s “Bush Medicine and Natural Skin Care Products” workshop with Vivienne Hansen was probably one of our most successful events ever. Thirty six people attended, once again, travelling from far and wide to learn about the healing properties of native Australian bush plants. Participants came from Narrogin, Denmark, Highbury, Piesseville, Woodanilling, Ongerup, Broomehill and Dumbleyung and enjoyed a hands-on, practical and interactive morning. Everyone […]

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