We held our first official working bee for the year on Sunday 3 November when we cleared a large area of tradescantia and other weeds on the Harvey’s property. It was a gorgeous day and we made great headway over about 3 ½ hours with the help of Niklas, my neighbour Michaela Schwind and her Chinese exchange student Yifu, Margaret Young, Jo Evans, Richard Taylor, John and Nola Harvey. Niklas continued working for another 3 hours clearing weeds and spraying a track.
Much to our delight, while heading back for a late lunch, we were treated to a pod of dolphins in Omaha Cove. They put on quite a display and it was a special thrill for Yifu who had never seen a dolphin before.
Nik and his cousin, Alexander Paine, returned to Leigh a week later and carried out further weeding and pest control. Nik has had quite a bit of success trapping possums, and has caught 10 on his last two visits to Leigh.