Christmas Meeting 2020

Mark and Heike Dunn’s property, Stonehaven

Friday 18 December

Photo: Brien Cohn

On a cool night 30 plus members congregated to celebrate Christmas and the Group’s first non-electronic meeting of the year.

Newly-elected President, Jim Seager welcomed all those attending and made a presentation to recently retired President, Kaye Rodden.

Photo: Brien Cohn

Andrew McLean, LVI CEO
Photo: Brien Cohn

Guest speakers: Andrew McLean, executive officer of Landcare Victoria Inc., outlined the organisation’s plans for 2021.

Janine Duffy, founder of the “Koala Clancy Foundation”, spoke about techniques to encourage more koalas to visit the Barrabool Hills. The Foundation is now partnering with landcare communities to build “koala corridors” and Heike and Mark are participating in this program in 2021. Janine related how her Group had cleared woody weeds in the You Yangs to enable koalas to migrate from tree to tree. She also related how she discovered a method, based on facial features, to recognise one koala from another.

Janine Duffy
Photo: Brien Cohn

Whilst the evening was a chilly one, and the fire pit became a focal point, a great time was had by all, and our thanks to Mark and Heike for their hospitality.


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