Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016
Welcome to Roleybushcare
Roleybushcare is an environmental group that is focused on maintaining and protecting the Jarrah bushland around the Roleystone and Karragullen areas.
A hug thank you to Shane Hunter from the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group who organised a brilliant morning down along the Thompson Track in Roleystone. Roleybushcare volunteers were joined by the Shah Satnum Ji Group who volunteer at environmental events. Hundreds of seedlings were planted along the Canning River and then we were treated to a delicious morning tea supplied by Kathy Blaney-Murphy and the Shah Satnum Ji Group. This is such a special place to be and we are looking forward to planting more here next year.Read more...
Roleystone is one of the current hotspots for this wasp and the Department of Agriculture is seeking people who are willing to help with their successful nest detection and destruction of European wasp nests throughout the metropolitan area.
Adopt a Trap
You can help by educating yourself here and by keeping a trap. The 'Adopt-a-Trap' program can be viewed on the Department of Agriculture's website. Trapping is only required from early December until May each year.
In the early hours of the morning of Thursday 1st October 2015, the jarrah trees in and around Roleystone were drooping a little because they had just lost their greatest champion.
And as the news filtered through our volunteer group, one by one we hung our heads in sorrow at the passing of our dear friend and inspirational mentor, Dr Ian Colquhoun.
Ian was a research scientist and globally acknowledged authority on Phytophthora dieback. Ian loved the jarrah forest and he devoted much of his time to finding practical ways to protect and preserve it.
He was the founder and sole Chair of our volunteer group and his passing has shocked and saddened us all.
Rest in Peace Ian – you will be forever missed by all of us at Roleybushcare.Read more...
2015 Talks and Walks organised by the Wildflower Society of Western Australia –Armadale branch. All Wildflower members and non-members are welcome. To view the program for 2015 open the pdf file following Talks and Walks for 2015
Roleybushcare has spent the past six field days injecting every Jarrah, Persoonia, Banksia and Sheoak in the bushland in Eskdale Reserve, the surrounding bush around Hillandale Retirement Village, the Jarrah Road Bushland next to the Fire Brigade’s headquarters and the trees surrounding the Roleystone Karragullen Seniors building. A huge task that will not have to be done again for at least five years. This area is pretty special as it is right in the centre of our village and is a little like Roleystone’s Kings Park. As more development goes on and more trees are taken out then this area becomes even more precious. We thank everyone who helped out over the last dieback season.Read more...