“Cactus Therapy”

By Field Days, Volunteers

“Cactus Therapy” is the newest craze for dealing with all types of stresses and ills. ‘Experts’ have recently advised that the best way to cure malaise and release your tension is to ‘kill’ some Wheel Cactus plants. Not only do you experience the satisfaction of destroying these noxious weeds, but…

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Videos now on Cactus Warriors website

By Archives

Hello everyone Oogy Wawa Productions has produced 3 videos for the Wheel Cactus Warriors and the first two are now uploaded to the website under the Photos & Videos Tab. In the first our President, Ian Grenda, explains “Who we Are” and in the second he talks about “Talking the…

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September Cactus Field Day

By Field Days

Our next Wheel Cactus Community Field Day will be on Sunday 29th September on a property a couple of km south of Maldon in Skinners Lane, and will be well signposted along South Parkins Reef Road, off the Maldon-Newstead Road. The morning’s activities will begin at 10:30 am and end…

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Wheel Cactus Website Launched

By Archives

The launch of our very own website is exciting news from the Tarrangower Wheel Cactus Group. This long desired wish has been realised thanks to Max Schlachter from Connecting Country, who very kindly provided funds for the creation of the website. Of course it’s an interactive site and we’re hoping…

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Eradicating Wheel Cactus – It CAN Be Done!

By Control

Wheel Cactus plants are spreading quickly around our local region, some being found recently just outside Castlemaine. But this invasion can be stopped, with surprisingly little time and effort if the cactus plants are killed while still young and small, especially if they have not been left to grow dense….

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August Cactus Field Day

By Field Days

Our next Tarrangower Cactus Control Field Day will be held on Sunday 25 August 2013 at  a paddock a few kms south of Maldon, in Greenhill Bridge Road, near the turn off at Whitlocks Road. There will be good signposting along South Parkins Reef Road. (There is a map in this flyer.)…

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Field Day 28th July

By Field Days

The next Tarrangower Cactus Control community Field Day is Sunday 28th July 2013. The venue is the Maldon Historic Reserve in Watersons Road near the turn off to Mount Back Road. Follow the signs from the intersection of Maldon-Bridgewater and Watersons Roads. We have our normal start time of 10.30am…

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Australian Invasive Cacti Forum 24th May Hahndorf SA

By Archives, Research

The first speaker, Mike Chuck (Australian Invasive Cactus Network), spoke about the Australian Invasive Cacti Initiative and the recognition now that cacti are a national rather than local issue. He concentrated on the threat cacti pose to the rangelands of SA. The first National Rangelands Audit was conducted in 2009,…

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Weeds from Maldon to Marrakesh

By Archives

A presentation organised by Connecting Country was held at the Maldon Community Centre on 13th March 2013. http://connectingcountry.org.au/03/dont-take-a-shotgun-to-the-cactus-even-if-it-is-annoying-you. The informative and entertaining event featured two speakers. The first was ecologist Geoff Carr, who gave a very passionate and informative talk about how many different plants are categorised as weeds in…

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Launch of the 2013 War on Cactus

By Season Launch

The 2013 season of the War on Wheel Cactus was very successfully launched by Mount Alexander Shire Councillor Sharon Telford on Sunday 28th April.  A record number of 53 Wheel Cactus Warriors turned out to join Sharon in what was a very productive and enjoyable day of cactus killing. We…

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