Monthly Archives: September 2014

Majestic food plains

Sally Alden Members of the Quirindi Men's Shed made a significant contribution to a community project last week, donating 6 glass-fronted cabinets to artist Robbie van Hemert. The cabinets, made out of local timbers will house the herbarium collections of the recorded crops by the artist that will feature as part of her exhibition at the National Trust Centre to be showcased in Sydney next year. "The group...

Dealing with snake encounters

Jared Beaman As warmer conditions move in during the spring and summer months, an increase in the frequency of snake encounters can be expected. Snakes, like other reptiles, are ectothermic creatures meaning that they maintain their body temperature primarily from external heat sources such as the sun. This means that they will often seek out warm areas such as roads, footpaths, rocks and on occasion household items...

Preparing for wild weather

Jared Beaman As thunderstorm season ominously approaches, NSW State Emergency Service and NRMA have teamed up to launch their 2014/15 StormSafe program; an initiative that aims to minimise the risk to people and their possessions during severe weather events. Storms often transpire suddenly and with very little warning. Often times, individuals can be caught off guard and not have time to make the necessary precaution to minimise...