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Learn how to identify native plants on your property

Can you tell the difference between a dock and a dill, or a mallow and a mint?

Correct identification of paddock plants will be the focus of a paddock plant and native vegetation workshop being held in Lake Macquarie on Thursday 27 November.

Hunter Local Land Services (LLS) invites you to this introductory paddock plant workshop being delivered by pastures expert, Carol Rose.

Carolyn Jenkinson, Senior Land Services Officer for LLS said this workshop is for landholders who have a semi-rural or rural property and are keen to find out what is growing in their paddocks.

'Learning how to identify which grasses and herbs are native on local properties can not only help landholders make better decisions about grazing management, it can also give them an insight into the types of grazing plants they may have.'

'We are asking landholders to bring along a sample or two – including the flowers, leaves and roots of grasses and herbs growing on your property. The workshop is designed to help local communities learn how to manage particular plants in their local area.' 

'The workshop will also focus on the types of native vegetation clearing local landholders can undertake without approval. Routine agricultural management activities also known as RAMAs will be covered as part of this workshop,' said Ms Jenkinson.

Those who attend this workshop will receive a free copy of 'Legumes and Herbs of Coastal NSW' or 'Grasses of Coastal NSW' both informative identification guides to help with native plant identification.

The workshop will take place in Lake Macquarie, venue to be advised on Thursday 27 November from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Landholders are asked to bring a sample or two of a grass or herb from their own property for identification (please include flowers, leaves, seeds and roots).

Please register online or contact Carolyn Jenkinson in the LLS Wyong office on 4352 5113 or email no later than Monday 24 November.

Morning tea and lunch provided,

Contact Jillian Ayre (Mon – Wed) 4938 4932 or Maree Whelan (Thurs-Fri) 4938 4932 or 0418 960 817.