Category Archives: Environment

Chop-and-drop mulching

It’s official – this Christmas will be a hot one! In our climate, mulching around plants and trees is not optional. It is simply an essential element to ensure their survival as well as an excellent water conservation strategy. At this time of … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves in mid-summer

An unusual sight in the backyard this week – the leaves of ornamental pear trees, planted a few years ago for summer shade, are turning into striking autumn colours… in mid- summer. Could this be due to South Australia experiencing … Continue reading

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Brighton Jetty Sculptures 2015

This morning’s beach walk  included a gallery of surprising and remarkable sculptures.  Held along the Brighton beachfront in Holdfast Bay, the exhibition is managed and supported by volunteers. This year there are over a hundred exhibits of indoor and outdoor sculptures from … Continue reading

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A message from Climate Reality Australia

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The Dunes, Springs and Gullies of Holdfast Bay

Last Saturday morning, I joined another thirty residents on a guided nature tour of Holdfast Bay. We visited sand dunes, springs and gullies, learning about local ecosystems and biodiversity from three experienced local guides. We discovered stunningly beautiful remnants of a once thriving natural … Continue reading

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