Blackwood Biosecurity Officer Julie Chapman is currently leading Blackberry control trials with interested landholders. Julie is a weed management specialist and is available to help with declared flora identification and to assist you in making the best possible management decisions. If you would like to be involved in the blackberry trials, please contact her via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYUP BROOK DECLARED PEST BIRD ALERT! A sharp eyed Boyup Brook businessman spotted what is suspected to be a house sparrow yesterday and reported it to Blackwood Biosecurity.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is asking people in the Boyup Brook area to keep an eye out for a suspected male house sparrow, sighted in town. These pest birds, not usually found in WA.
We realise that for those of you who live in and around townsites, your options for fox and other feral animal controls are limited. Our Field Officers are still busy removing foxes for landholders in these areas and if you need our help, please let us know. Biosecurity Officer Andrew Gorton Setting a fox trap after a recent fox attack on chickens. Six foxes have since been removed from this property.
1,2,3 March 2019. 204 foxes, 6 pigs, 4 feral cat and 12 rabbits. 1st Prize with 480 points was The Bandits, 2nd was Steve Wood with 310 points, 3rd prize The Foxinators with 280 points. "Best Junior" prize was shared between the youngsters.
Sheila, Jessie, Erlanda, Ade and Andrew taking a break at the very busy Upper Blackwood Show, Melbourne Cup Day, 2018. We took along lots of gear that can be used to assist landholders and talked to lots of interested people.