You should soon spot some new eye-catching signs when driving around the Maldon district. These have been created by the ‘cactus warriors’ thanks to funding from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation. We’re now distributing the signs to local Landcare groups for members to hang on their farm fences at highly visible locations. Hopefully these signs will act as a frequent reminder to landholders of the environmental and economic threat of Wheel Cactus, and to treat all plants they find on their property, especially before they mature and produce fruit and seeds.
If you need any advice or help to deal with Wheel Cactus plants, then please come to our next Community Field Day on Sunday 25th June, starting at 10:30am. We’ll meet at the shelter in the Nuggetty Bushland Reserve on Nuggetty School Rd., which runs between Nuggetty Rd. and Maldon-Shelbourne Rd., just a few kms north of Maldon. These events are family friendly, but we ask that all children be accompanied by a parent at all times.
And don’t forget, if you have any old injector guns that are no longer working, please bring them back to us and we’ll swap then for working models. If you can’t make it to our next field day, call or text Jan on 0400 973 528 and she’ll organise a drop-off or pick-up.