KOALAS FACE EXTINCTION
Koalas are becoming extinct on the East Coast of Australia, and as of a few years back, are officially listed as a "Threatened" species. To allow Koalas to quietly slip away into extinction would be absolutely disgraceful.
I've been doing some ground work to prepare to take the plight of the nearly extinct Central Coast Koala population to the Government.
When the time is right I hope the community will stand up like we have in the past and look after our voiceless inhabitants.
Wild Food crash course
Having a ripper day on my Wild Food and Medicinal Plants Crash Course. Great turn out from Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
August 22nd, 2017
Little experiment today with a student... We had a bit if rain, so I lit a small fire to see if the smoke would be pushed down and flattened out indicating a low pressure system. It was really interesting actually... In the 15 minutes or so that smoke was around, it started off being pushed down, then as the rain started to die back, the birds started singing, and the smoke started to sail up higher...
Native Cherry (Exocarpus cupressiformis) coming into season in Kariong. I'm going to group these with ripening season of the Five Corner fruit, Sour Current bush, Common Lilly Pilly, Native grape (Kangaroo vine Kincumber Mountain) and the introduced Loquat and Mulberries.
August/September isn't a bad season for fruit. It seems that while the Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia) is still in flower, there's still some decent fruit around... Once the Golden Wattle flowers die back, we move into the season of the Geebung fruit, Devils twine fruit and some of the various edible Wattle seed species.
Referred to as the “The Bush Tucker Guru” by the Daily telegraph & the “Aussie Bear Grills” by the Today Show (CH9), Jake Cassar is well known in the community for being a passionate conversationist, youth mentor & bushcraft teacher. This is Jake’s personal blog which is updated with medicinal plants, courses and other personal posts.