Landcare Links welcomes you to another month of activities and events that are cautiously opening up across the catchment. This time a year ago we were moving everything to online; now we are open again to small groups. A year has come and gone. Time is interesting.
This time of the year is the Autumn Equinox and critical for ensuring my winter garden is ready so that it has a chance to grow and flourish before the cold days arrive. As I was looking into the significance of the Equinox for growing plants, I was taken to an 'Indigenous Knowledge Weather' website Gariwerd calendar - Indigenous Weather Knowledge - Bureau of Meteorology (bom.gov.au).
I found a link to Victoria on the website - Gariwerd (Grampians) region - which described 6 distinct seasons. I really loved the way these seasons linked to observations about the natural systems - eel season, honeybee season, cockatoo season, nesting bird season, wildflower season and butterfly season. This year one of my goals is to observe nature more closely so I have a better understanding of what is happening in my backyard and across the region.
Feel free to click on the link (above) and have a look at the Indigenous Weather Knowledge.
Warm regards, Kerstie
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
Phone: 0437 310 840