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Spring railway walk with Nuggetty Land Protection Group – 22 September 2019

Posted on 11 September, 2019 by Jess

Nuggetty Land Protection Group is planning a walk along the Nuggetty to Shelbourne Railway line. This was a branch line from Maldon through Nuggetty and Bradford and ends at the Shelbourne Station complex. The old railway line traverses farmland and Bradford Nature Conservation Reserve. The line was closed in 1960 after due to major fire Read more…

Nuggetty Land Protection Group – walk

Posted on 2 September, 2019 by Asha

Nuggetty to Shelbourne Spring 13 km railway walk Where to Meet: Nuggetty School Rd Nuggetty Peace Monument for parking at 9:30 am Information: Community Bus will travel walkers to start of walk. Bus will meet at intersections of roads if lift required & return you to your car or take you to next section of Read more…

Nuggetty to Shelbourne railway walk – 19 May 2019

Posted on 16 May, 2019 by Asha

Join Nuggetty Land Protection Group for a walk from Nuggetty to Shelbourne along the old railway track this Sunday. A community bus will carry you to the start of the walk. The walk from there is approximately 13 kilometres to Shelbourne Railway Station. However the bus will meet walkers at the intersections of roads so Read more…

Nuggetty Land Protection Group book launch

Posted on 27 September, 2018 by Asha

Nuggetty Land Protection Group invites you to an afternoon celebrating the history of the area with the unveiling of a plaque marking the site of the Porcupine Flat School and the launch of ‘A History of Seventeen Central Victoria Schools’ followed by afternoon tea at ‘Crown Hill’. Sunday 14 October 2018 from 2.30-4.30 pm ‘Crown Hill’, Read more…

Nuggetty & beyond: an invitation to their 2018 calendars launch

Posted on 26 October, 2017 by Tanya Loos

Nuggetty Land Protection Group Invites you to an afternoon tea to celebrate the launch by author and historian Peter Cuffley of their two 2018 calendars Nuggetty & Beyond – A patchwork of people & place and Nuggetty & Beyond – A glimpse of contemporary rural life Saturday 28 October 2017, 2.30-4.30 pm Nuggetty Winery – Read more…

Winter in the Nuggettys – Nature News 4th July 2017

Posted on 6 July, 2017 by Connecting Country

For this month’s Nature News (also on page 15 of this week’s Midland Express), Nuggety Ranges Landcarer  Jane Mitchell writes about living on her property ‘Sunnydale’. This Nature News is dedicated to Jane’s recently departed daughter Clara Annie Patterson. At ‘Sunnydale’ the birds are feeding off the last fruits of the year. Grey Currawong, usually Read more…

Nuggetty Woodlands Walk

Posted on 2 October, 2012 by Connecting Country

Nuggetty Land Protection Group is revisiting Miller’s Marvelous Woodland project to view work and plantings undertaken since 2010. The project is on two very different sites within one farming property and includes 4.5 hectares of protected remnant grassy woodlands containing many old Grey Box trees. It has been funded and supported by Connecting Country’s Yellow Read more…

22 May 2011 – Nuggetty Planting Day

Posted on 2 May, 2011 by Connecting Country

This is an invitation to help plant 1000 indigenous seedlings on 22 May for a project funded by Connecting Country and supported by BRIT. For more details click here.

Congratulations to local Landcare on community grants

Posted on 4 June, 2020 by Jacqui

Maldon Urban Landcare group (MULGA) recently received a community grant to encourage people to choose  local indigenous plants in their gardens. The new project, funded by a small community grant from the Mount Alexander Shire community grants program, will add to MULGA’s current work. Their activities include long-term weed control and revegetation, and a project Read more…

Linking up Landcare

Posted on 14 March, 2019 by Asha

So many stories, so little time! Thirteen of our local Landcare and Friends groups shared stories of their work with about forty other fellow Landcarers and other community members at the recent Landcare Link-up. It was great to see so many inspiring Landcarers in the same space, and hear about the great work being done Read more…

Sharing Landcare Stories – February 2018 Landcare Link-up

Posted on 8 March, 2018 by Asha

For anyone seeking inspiration, there was plenty to be had at the Campbells Creek Community Centre last Monday. We had a great turnout of nearly 40 people representing 14 of our local Landcare and Friends groups, plus representatives from North Central Catchment Management Authority, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Parks Victoria, and Department of Environment, Land, Water Read more…

Do you know a keen young jobseeker?

Posted on 30 January, 2018 by Asha

This year, Connecting Country is working with the North Central CMA and five Landcare groups around Maldon to coordinate a special Green Army team with a focus on treating Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta). The team will work with the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group, Maldon Urban Landcare Group, Nuggetty Land Protection Group, Baringhup Landcare, and Sandy Read more…

Sociable Skinks – Nature News Midland Express – 5 December 2017

Posted on 5 December, 2017 by Tanya Loos

For this month’s Nature News, Tanya Loos from Connecting Country writes about the sociable skinks photographed by Nick Schulz on his property in Nuggetty.  This article was featured in the Midland Express on 5 December 2017. Earlier this year, landholder Nick Schulz sent us a series of stunning photographs from a granite outcrop on his property Read more…

Boosting Bulokes project helps a diamond shine

Posted on 15 November, 2017 by Tanya Loos

Thanks to Connecting Country’s Boosting Bulokes and Diamond Firetails project there are now 1,200 more young Buloke plants in the western parts of the Mount Alexander region.  These slow growing trees will eventually set seed and provide a  much-needed food source for seed-eating birds such as Diamond Firetails and Common Bronzewing pigeons. Buloke trees belong Read more…

Celebration afternoon tea for the bird friends of the region: Sept 29, 2017

Posted on 14 September, 2017 by Tanya Loos

 Birds hold a very special place in the hearts of the Mount Alexander Region community.  Connecting Country has nearly 200 subscribers to the bird survey eNews, over 16 participating households with long term bird monitoring sites on their property, and a regular band of birdwatchers on our bird walks and outings.  Hundreds of bird records Read more…

Tarrengower Cactus Field Day – Sunday 25 June 2017

Posted on 19 June, 2017 by Connecting Country

The next Tarrangower Cactus Control Group community field day is on Sunday 25th June 2017. Attendees will be working at a number of sites in the Nuggetty area. The group will meet in Nuggetty School Road at the site of the old Nuggetty School. The way to the venue will be sign posted along the Shelbourne Read more…

Maldon Urban Landcare Inc. (MULGA)

Posted on 10 November, 2016 by Asha

Contact: maldonurbanlandcare@gmail.com The Maldon Urban Landcare group (MULGA) was established in 1992, making it one of Victoria’s pioneer urban Landcare groups.  Our main objective is to care for and preserve the natural environment in the Maldon area.  We carry out weed control and revegetation activities, mostly in the Maldon Historic Reserve. Exclusion plots MULGA obtained grants Read more…

Maldon Open Landcare Day: Boneseed and birds

Posted on 19 September, 2016 by Tanya Loos

As part of the  Landcare Open Day events on 11 September 2016, the Nuggetty Land Protection Group and Maldon Urban Landcare Group (MULGA) joined with Connecting Country for a woodland bird walk and boneseed pull. Despite the grey and glary day, we were treated to views of some thirty bird species as we walked from the Read more…

Sunday 11th September 2016 – Three Landcare Open Day events

Posted on 7 September, 2016 by Connecting Country

Over the next few weekends in September, several local Landcare and Friends groups will be holding public events as part of Connecting Country’s Landcare Open Day. Here are the details of three events to be held this Sunday the 11th September 2016, in Sutton Grange, Chewton, and Maldon . While everyone is always welcome to Read more…

Landcare Open Day

Posted on 5 September, 2016 by Connecting Country

Sutton Grange Landcare WHERE: 893 Coliban Park Road, Sutton Grange WHEN: Sunday 11th September, 10:30am – 3pm DESCRIPTION: Sutton Grange Landcare Group in conjunction with Connecting Country are participating in the Federal Government 20 million trees program by planting approximately 200 trees at Mike Abramowski’s property. We would like to make this an enjoyable group/family get together and Read more…