Articles by Brett Peden (6 articles)

Little visitor

Arriving at the Scottsdale shearing shed early one morning I heard a little commotion as I opened the door. To my surprise I found this little guy trying to make his escape through a closed window. With a little bit of wrangling I managed to catch him before any damage was done. I wasn't sure what he was to start with but Phil Palmer, Scottsdale'… Read more »

Green army

Over winter and some of spring and on a weekly basis the Green army from Canberra have been helping out with a number of projects around Scottsdale reserve. There main objective was fence removal with some poa planting, tree planting and tree guard removal thrown in to change it up a bit. Without a word of complaint these young men and woman headed off into the hills on the… Read more »

One in a million

How long would it take, without being a professional photographer, to capture an image as special as this one? Although you can only see four wedge-tails in this photo there were actually five actively hunting this mob of roos. Read more »

Extreme volunteering

Long time supporter first time volunteer Stephanie Robertson has just finished a week of weed spraying on Scottsdale in some pretty ordinary weather. Arriving on the Sunday afternoon Stephanie was greeted with about 5cm of snow Monday morning, followed by a week's worth of -6 to -8 degree temperatures in the morning, making that morning wash a quick ordeal – and that's when we had water! Despite the… Read more »

A bit of comfort

A group of volunteers recently got together on Scottsdale Reserve to insulate and line part of the shearing shed. With a temperature range of -10c to +40c it will make things a little more comfortable for sleeping. Led by Peter Mills the group got the back two pens straightened up, the floor lined to stop the drafts, the roof insulated then lined… Read more »