Trees for Bees
Our Man, Land and the Environment Programs appeal to all ages.
While enjoying the great expanses of nature, participants gain an appreciation
We believe that we have an obligation to structure our world to encourage a passion
in the next generation for their environment.
To implement a process that they can engage and contribute.
Plant a tree - Save a bee
Drought, Bushfires, Pesticides and Development all have encroached on these busy little workers habitats.
When we were approached by a bee keeper seeking a sanctuary for his hives '“as his bees were starving”
it bought the scary situation home to us. What if there is no trees and no bees!
Consequently we embarked on this mission - to dedicate our environment to share our passion with others.
What We Do
with a difference!
We purchased this property with 170 acres in 1991 and since then have added many acres till we now have a large slice of wilderness environment.
We cherish the need to conserve the land for future generations and have embarked on this lifelong effort to permanently protect as many acres of wilderness that we can.
“Humanity has not paid heed to the fragility of nature. We need to establish achievable conservation goals. They inspire everyone to care for the planet.” — Gary Lane
What we hope to achieve
To help the future generations have access to open space with wilderness zones as wildlife corridors to enjoy and appreciate nature.
Sir David Attenborough said…The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.”
Here's a small sample of our natural treasure we've helped preserve
over the years in the Megalong Valley.
The original pioneers, the Boyd Family’s old shearing shed sat on land that was destined to be divided into 10 separate lots. Hastily we garnered enough funds to secure its purchase. We could not stand the thought of its wonderful patina of life being bulldozed to the ground.
It was home to so many goanna’s and wallabies and they would loose their habitat. Once trees are disturbed they loose their hold on their viability. And they block had already been logged back in the past. Only the remains of weathered stumps stand as sentinels of their demise.
So the block was preserved, as was the old shearing shed. Lives from the past both colonial and indigenous are intact within its precincts. Wildlife is free to wander.
It is now hoped to create a wildlife corridor that facilitates transfer for species to travel from one parcel to another. Wildlife is under threat from encroaching development.
Our aim is to preserve our pastures for the wildlife, for the eagles and hawks., for the wombats, kangaroos and wallabies. Too many feel that the kangaroos eat too much of their precious pasture.
We have not done justice to the environment in this valley. Trees were ringbarked. Possums were slaughtered. Sheep replaced kangaroos. Rabbits were bought in which decimated the land and stripped it bare of vegetation. Foxes have preyed on the quolls, the possums, the bandicoots, and all the tiny marsupials.
Back in late 80’s we had visited a John F Kennedy museum and was inspired. by his words “One Man Can Make a Difference and that Every Man Should Try.”
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest form of appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
So we embarked on a project of making a difference with the belief that we should do something that doesn't just benefit ourselves. That goal has accelerated the acquition’s we needed to make a real impact.
Thus once we had saved The Shearing Shed block, we set about acquiring the next parcel which was called Shanendoah by its owner - Gordon Boyd. This too was being split up, so once again we managed to finance its purchase to save this great parcel of land from being developed. Unfortunately the next parcels owned by Gordon Boyd was out of our financial grasp, so we had to cease our acquisitions. We still mourn our loss of habitat that encompassed “Kiangatha” - 3500 acres of wilderness fronting the Cox’s River.
The Boyd’s had been residents in the Megalong Valley since the early 1890s., descended from an Irish convict, John Boyd, who had worked for John Grant on Lowther Park in the Kanimbla Valley in the 1830s. The Boyd's settled in Megalong in 1893 and supported themselves with sheep farming, grain and vegetables. Over the years, their properties have slowly been diminishing in acreage.
Help Save Our Environment for Future Generations
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Reg office: 993 Megalong Road, Megalong Valley NSW 2785 | (02) 4787-8188 | email@example.com