news - june 2017

Toodyay Road Liaison Committee · Meeting

The next TLC meeting is scheduled for Thursday 13th July 2017 (tentatively) at 6.00pm at the Recreation Club.

Members of the community are welcome to attend. If they have questions to raise, it is a good idea to submit them a week or two beforehand so Main Roads can answer them.

Toodyay Road Liaison Committee page..

Wildflower Society · Meeting June 2017

Meeting Friday 24 June. Terry MacFarlane presents "The delights of Thysanotus (fringe lilies)".

Venue: Octagonal Hall, McGlew St, Glen Forrest.

Please Note: Doors open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. $2 entry.

Visitors always most welcome.

We are on Facebook.

Contact Cathy Car by email or on 0404 959 654.

Wildflower Society page..

Agricultural Society · Update June 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen plenty of activity at the Showgrounds but not all of it planned.

The Society's reconstruction of Burgo's Bar has been underway all year and apart from a few cosmetics the project is all but finished. The local Place Plan Office Manager has been of great assistance by advocating for the Society on numerous City of Swan issues.

The new Burgo's Bar

Out-door furniture has been made and placed in the Bar area for the use of regular ground users and visitors.

The City has updated electrical wiring at the grounds and in so doing an underground fault was found near the animal pavilion. This fault has now been repaired.

The roof of the concrete water tank on the western side of the Main Hall collapsed through age and repairs have just been completed. The City has also had work teams trimming various trees and clearing leaf litter. It has all been happening.

The Society's Annual Show is on 28th October and planning for this is well under way. Those wishing to take ground space may visit and go to the Show page for information and application forms.

Construction of the Show Book is underway and it is anticipated it will be sent to the printer in early August and be available at various outlets early in September. Show Book Sections will also be posted in August on the Society Web page.

Col Metcalf
President GAS

Agricultural Society page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter June 2017

Newsletter June 2017..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Progress Association · Newsletter June 2017

Newsletter June 2017..

Progress Association page..

Simon Cherriman · Tracking Wedge-tailed Eagles

Part of my research is to find every nesting pair of wedge-tailed eagles in the Perth study area (we have 25 so far) in order to calculate the breeding density. And this is where you come in!

A healthy wedge-tailed eagle chick sits next to its weaker sibling on a giant eyrie in the Perth Hills. This nest contains 3 recently hunted feral piglets taken as prey.

Gidgegannup has ‘wedgies' nesting in National Parks, but there are also large areas of bush on private land which are likely to support other breeding pairs, too.

I have collaborated with several landowners in the past few years and these people have kindly provided information on eagles, and access to their properties to monitor nests.

I am extremely keen to collaborate with more people, especially those living in East Gidgegannup along Berry Road, and towards Morangup.

This might even lead to you helping satellite-tag or band a young eagle! Last year several people brought their kids along to see the juvenile eagles up close, providing a wonderful educational experience for everyone!

Juvenile wedge-tailed eagle ‘Kala' was fitted with a satellite transmitter in 2016

If you know of eagles on your property and are willing to assist with this research, please contact Simon Cherriman by email or on 0422 916 747.

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