Charles Darwin Reserve winter update

Published 23 Jul 2014 
about  Charles Darwin Reserve  
Eucalyptus Wubensis<br/> Eucalyptus Wubensis
Granite Outcrop at Edna Springs<br/> Granite Outcrop at Edna Springs
Wildflowers at Edna Springs<br/> Wildflowers at Edna Springs
Early morning mist at CDR<br/> Early morning mist at CDR
View Across the front paddock at CDR<br/> View Across the front paddock at CDR
Sunrise at CDR<br/> Sunrise at CDR
Woodlands<br/> Woodlands
Granites after rain<br/> Granites after rain
Gimlet gum<br/> Gimlet gum
Supermoon at CDR in July<br/> Supermoon at CDR in July
Moonrise at CDR in July 2014<br/> Moonrise at CDR in July 2014
Major Mitchell's<br/> Major Mitchell's
Major Mitchell in flight<br/> Major Mitchell in flight
Volunteer quaters and office at Charles Darwin Reserve<br/> Volunteer quaters and office at Charles Darwin Reserve
Bird of Prey<br/> Bird of Prey
Sunset<br/> Sunset
Bush Sculpture<br/> Bush Sculpture
Wildflower<br/> Wildflower
Breakaway<br/> Breakaway

Charles Darwin Reserve has received some great autumn and winter rains in 2014. The rain has invigorated the shrub and woodlands and wildlife around the reserve. Annual wildflower displays are just beginning and we expect to see carpets of pink, white and yellow in the coming weeks.

Charles Darwin Reserve, like many of Bush Heritage properties and partnerships around the country, attracts  fantastic volunteers. Recently volunteer caretakers Peter and Lorraine Taylor spent 2 weeks overseeing the property. During their stay Peter took some snaps of the country he was looking after -  some of these images are attached to this post. These pictures taken by Peter capture the unique beauty on Charles Darwin Reserve and are an inspirational reminder of why we all care so deeply for Australia's natural landscapes and biodiversity.

A busy few months is ahead  for Charles Darwin Reserve with our annual volunteer infrastructure and  weeding events. These weeding bees that run for up to seven days are a critical part of reducing the invasive species within the reserve. After 10 years of effort weeds on the reserve have been reduced greatly.

Charles Darwin Reserve is also taking a lead role in the development of the regional/landscape focused Gunduwa Regional Conservation Association (see the Gunduwa Business Plan [PDF] for more on this initiative).

Our Blues for the Bush and Community Open Day, a partnership with Perenjori Shire, is also shaping up exceptionally well. The open day will host a wide range of family friendly activities focused on nature conservation, regional community, partnerships and children's activities. The concert in 2014 will boast a unique line up - stay tuned to the Blues for the Bush website for more details.

Granite Outcrop at Edna Springs<br/> Granite Outcrop at Edna Springs
Wildflowers at Edna Springs<br/> Wildflowers at Edna Springs
Early morning mist at CDR<br/> Early morning mist at CDR
View Across the front paddock at CDR<br/> View Across the front paddock at CDR
Sunrise at CDR<br/> Sunrise at CDR
Woodlands<br/> Woodlands
Granites after rain<br/> Granites after rain
Gimlet gum<br/> Gimlet gum
Supermoon at CDR in July<br/> Supermoon at CDR in July
Moonrise at CDR in July 2014<br/> Moonrise at CDR in July 2014
Major Mitchell's<br/> Major Mitchell's
Major Mitchell in flight<br/> Major Mitchell in flight
Volunteer quaters and office at Charles Darwin Reserve<br/> Volunteer quaters and office at Charles Darwin Reserve
Bird of Prey<br/> Bird of Prey
Sunset<br/> Sunset
Bush Sculpture<br/> Bush Sculpture
Wildflower<br/> Wildflower
Breakaway<br/> Breakaway