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Still time to be part of the 2016 Quenda Count

The Quenda Count finishes on 30th November so if you are interested then comlete the forms.

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Did you know that Wood Ducks nested in trees?

Locals have witnessed a gorgeous sight recently in Roleystone. Click here to read about it....

Fabulous turn out for last Sunday's revegetation project

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.

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European wasps found in Roleystone

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.

Click here for information. To report a suspect European wasp sighting use freecall 1800 084 881 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dr Ian Colquhoun

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.

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