Wed 1 Oct 2014
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Museum of the Goldfields
Presented by Kim Eckert, CEO Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group
Part of the WA Museum’s 2014 In the Wild West Lecture Series.
A number of groups are collaborating to control the cactus species Cylindropuntia in the Goldfield’s region.
Prickly pears (Opuntia stricta) were imported into Australia in the 19th century for use as a natural agricultural fence and in an attempt to establish a cochineal dye industry. However, the Prickly Pear has since become a problem in many places including Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. Join Kim Eckert, CEO of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group as she discusses the region’s growing ‘prickly problem’, and how the community can assist.
COST: Entry by donation
BOOKINGS: Essential on 9021 8533 or using the link below.
Prickly pears (Opuntia stricta)
Image courtesy of Kim Eckert