RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT SHOWCASES KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE

KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE COMES TO THE CITY!

We are excited to be a part of this event. Did you know our 100% pure eucalyptus oil is also edible. We use it to flavour our  popular Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets and on the 19th of July you can enjoy a sublime six-course Degustation Dinner crafted by InterContinental Adelaide’s Executive Chef Tony Hart. Tantalise your tastebuds with the Taste of Kangaroo Island Degustation at the Riverside Restaurant in Adelaide.

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil is part of the first course on the menu :-

Kangaroo Island Olives smoked olives
Fig and fennel bread with The Figgery fig syrup
Sour dough and Emu Ridge distilled eucalyptus butter
paired with Hazyblur Blanc de Noirs  – Sounds devine!!

(Our Emu Ridge natural products are only available in our retail shop or online)

UPDATE – The event was a great success we have this pic sent into us of our Eucalyptus Butter 🙂

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Butter

 

The delicious MENU can be VIEWED here

Executive Chef Tony Hart is pleased to be presenting Kangaroo Island produce in a indulgent gourmet menu at Riverside Restaurant and enjoy a carefully crafted degustation combining the freshest seasonal flavours and local Kangaroo Island food and beverages.

Enjoy sparkling wine and canapes on arrival followed by 6 courses perfectly matched with 6 Kangaroo Island beverages before you end the night with KIS O Gin from award winning Kangaroo Island distillery Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Kangaroo Island produces food as it was intended. With purity, quality, and sustainability the key. Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place of beauty and a place of escape. Plan your visit to Kangaroo Island today. Visit the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Association to discover what experiences await.

Call +61 8 8238 2400 now to enquire, or make a reservation with our dedicated staff today.

Learn more: https://goo.gl/D2QhaB
Dinner: https://goo.gl/xB1Mxn
Book now: https://goo.gl/sanf1p

Riverside Restaurant
Wednesday 19th July
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
$159 per person

Emu Ridge Newsletter July 2017

Below is a little about whats been happening at Emu Ridge and we look forward to hearing from you in the future and thank you for your continued support.

(Please let us know if you have already recieved this email, it will be interesting to know, thanks?)

Kind regards Larry, Bev & Staff

SPECIAL

We are so pleased with the support we recieve from our online shop, so due to our failed newsletter we would like to offer you 15% Discount on any of our online products, including the special! So if you didnt recieve the newsletter of the price increase that took place on the 1st of August we would like to offer you our SPECIAL, to give you a chance to stock up. Special ends on the 31st of August. We are looking forward to your continuing support.


We are proud to announce that we won the BEST FARM GATE EXPERIENCE at the Kangaroo Island Food, Wine & Tourism Awards recently, for the second year running.  We thank our great team for always putting our customers first to deliver a great experience. Well done to all involved & we thank SeaLink Kangaroo Island the sponsors of this category.

 

Photo courtesy of Black Stump media – Donna Gauci General Manager at Sealink, Emu Ridge staff Mel Holman, Ella Johnson

Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Maine Beach Bodycare Range.

**SPECIAL** 

We would love to offer you a fantastic price on the Eucalyptus Hand & Nail Cream. Get in quick, we dont have many left at this price!. If you love this products, it’s a great time to stock up for yourself or friends? If you haven’t tried it now is the time!

The bodycare range is paraben, mineral oil, sulphate and colour free.


Its official Qantas are going to be flying to Kangaroo Island at the end of the year once our new airport is complete, very exciting! From Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane! We hope to be seeing more of you!

 

Eucalyptus Oil

We are proud to have been producing our 100% Pure Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil since 1991. Did you know that 90% of the worlds Eucalyptus Oil is now produced overseas, with different species of tree to ours.

With a multitude of uses Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial and antifungal, removes oil based stains and sticky things, it’s a penetrating oil as well as having medicinal properties. Therefore it’s an ideal natural product for in and around the house, for the body and in the workshop.

So much has happened in the past year and you can  view it all on our Facebook

 

We dont only sell a great range of natural products. We have enjoyed some great events at Emu Ridge too.

The most recent was hosting the Small Islands of the Worlds Conference.

We have had some lovely international volunteers helping us out, including a Tourism student from Canada, you can view these and much more  in our Facebook Albums.

 

Our Eucalyptus oil harvest season is over, we produce our oil at the end of Spring and through Summer, it’s maintenance time now. Larry is doing some maintenance on his mechanical harvester and is building a new still ready for next season, so exciting times ahead. 

We hope you enjoy discovering about our wonderful range of natural products and their uses. Our products are only available ONLINE and of course in our retail shop. 

 

Handy Hint – If you are ordering products remember that Australia Post have a minimum charge for orders that are 500gms or less, so try to get your order as close to the 500gm’s to get the best value. An example is the small Hand and Nail Cream, if you buy 1 up to 6 the postage will be the same. You can also send us a message and we will work out the best value re postage for you, email: info@emuridge.com.au

 

 

Kangaroo Island Food Wine & Tourism Award Winner Emu Ridge

Emu Ridge is proud to have won the BEST FARM GATE EXPERIENCE 2017 at the Kangaroo Island Food, Wine & Tourism Awards on the 16th of June, for the second year running. Thanks to all our amazing staff for the wonderful job they do, our business wouldn’t be what it is without them. Congratulations to all the other winners, and finalists, we hear it was a fabulous night. Well done to all involved & thanks SeaLink Kangaroo Island the sponsors of this category. We thank Melissa & Ella for representing us, we were away on holidays!

See more about the awards here.

Photo courtesy of Black Stump media – Donna Gauci General Manager at Sealink, Emu Ridge staff Mel Holman, Ella Johnson

The annual Food, Wine and Tourism Awards were held at Dudley Cellar Door.

Guests enjoyed an exquisite menu prepared by Chef Marion Trethewey of St Austell Farm, featuring authentic local produce, accompanied by a wide range of local beer, wine, and spirits.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and the Minister for Tourism, The Hon. Leon Bignell MP was the keynote speaker on the night.

“Kangaroo Island offers some of Australia’s best culinary tourism experiences, and these awards recognise and celebrate everyone who works in the food, beverage and tourism sectors on Kangaroo Island,” Minister Bignell said.

See this link for Emu Ridge images and this one to the nights action and this link takes you to the other proud winners images.

This is the link to the official Winners book 2017 Kangaroo Island Food Wine and Tourism Award Winners

Judges Review

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus is the real deal, a “very rustic regional Australian venue” according to the category judges. Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia, a pioneer in sustainable tourism, and it became the first-ever farm gate on the island 26 years ago. The judges said that this distinctly Kangaroo Island business provides a most comprehensive range of interesting products; that their DVD presentation works very well for visitors; and the availability of the DVD and printed items in many other languages was excellent. Staff and owners provided an excellent welcome and “a very good explanation of all products and services”. The business is working towards environmental sustainability, land management and re-vegetation, while producing 100 per cent pure eucalyptus oil from the Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus Cneorifolia), which is only found on the island. There are “very good processes in place to conserve water and energy, also good full use of all by-product”. On-line subscribers are treated to regular newsletters and offers, so the farm gate experience continues long after visitors have returned to their homes.

Category Finalists
• Clifford’s Honey Farm
• The Oyster Farm Shop
• Island Beehive

We thank Sealink who were the Farmgate Experience Category Sponsor .

Sealinks Message – On Kangaroo Island, there’s a farm gate surprise around nearly every corner. That’s why we continue to love bringing visitors to the island, and helping them to see, taste, feel and experience the wonder and amazement of this incredible island.
Over the past 28 years of operation, SeaLink has enjoyed seeing growth in the farm gate industry on Kangaroo Island and we are proud to have played a major role in bringing visitors to the doorsteps of these businesses. SeaLink looks forward to seeing continued growth and prosperity in the farm gate industry and we are proud sponsors of this award.

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If your on Kangaroo Island don’t forget to visit us at Emu Ridge, and no matter where you are you can always buy our great pure natural Australian products online.

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Here are the 2017 Winners: 

Kangaroo Island Dining: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge.

Farm Gate Experience: Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

Cellar Door Experience: Dudley Wines Cellar Door.

Unique Food and Beverage Experience: Hannaford & Sachs.

Business Development: Dudley Wines Cellar Door, KI Distillery.

Nature-based Tourism Experience: KI Ocean Safari.

Best Value-added Product: KI Shellfish – American River Snaptop Oysters.

KI Outstanding Contribution by an Individual; Pierre Gregor and William August Boettcher (Augie).

KI Wine of the Year: KI Trading Co – 2015 Shiraz.

Congratulations to all.

Bath Salts Thanks to Olsson’s Pacific Salt

There is something for everyone at Emu Ridge and making bath salts is a great activity for kids or even adults. I would like to tell you about an awesome Aussie business Olsson’s Pacific Salt who generously supply the salt for this activity FREE OF CHARGE.

Making your own Bath Salts is an activity we have available in the School Holidays. Its always nice to make something yourself, it makes it very special! We make a great range of different coloured Ollson’s salts and the artistic maker can create there own masterpieces in a bottle. To finish them off we add a few drops of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle  to give them a beautiful smell! A great memory of their Kangaroo Island visit, they can take off the lid and have a smell when they are feeling blue or pop some in the bath and relax!

 

It wouldn’t be possible for us to do this without Olsson’s Pacific Salt, a South Australian Company who harvest the salt from Whyalla, they provide the salt to us FREE OF CHARGE! A very kind gesture and we thank them very much. It puts a smile on so many faces and its a special momento of their visit!

We hope you support this great sustainable Aussie business, their products are great. They are the oldest family-owned and operated salt company in Australia.

Olsson Industries is the only family-owned and operated company producing salt in Australia. In addition to salt products Olsson’s also manufacture nutritional supplements for livestock, such as cattle, sheep, goats, horses, etc.

One of my favorites is the delicious range of gourmet salt rubs they make, they make any meal special! There are six wonderful  salt rubs which are combined with selected herbs and spices to add extra flavour to an unending array of recipes.

Olsson Industries is selling increasing quantities of its sea salt to the food manufacturing industry – or directly to home cooks and professional chefs. They make Sea Salt Flakes, Macrobiotic Sea Salt and Truffle Sea Salt!

The Olsson family started this particular business in 1949 as a direct result of numerous requests from graziers for someone to produce supplements to meet the nutritional needs of their sheep and cattle during the severe drought that started in 1947 and continued until 1952.

Olsson’s 1st salt block was produced in 1949 in a shed just west of Parramatta. It was the first pressed salt block produced in Australia to contain a range of minerals and was the forerunner of all the multi-nutrient blocks produced in Australia from that time onwards.

While striving to remain viable in an extremely competitive industry, Olsson’s have not ignored their responsibility to the environment. Olsson’s block boxes are now made from 100% recycled, unbleached cardboard which livestock are able to eat and digest. Olsson’s will continue to develop better and greener products and methods of packaging.

The video is very interesting do have a look, have a think about the brand of salt you purchase next time and lets support our locals!

Remember our great natural products are available online.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog ~ Bev ~

Tourism Students Internship on Kangaroo Island

During April and May we had the pleasure of a tourism student from Quebec in Canada living and working with us.

We were honoured that out of all the tourism businesses in the world Alexandra chose Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island. Alexandra is a tourism student at Laflèche College internships in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. As part of her internship she had to volunteer in another country for 6 weeks, this College has been doing this with their students since 1992. Apparently only 2 other students have ever chosen Australia as their destination of study!

Alex did a wonderful job. It was great to have a French interpreter, and she did very well with our English speaking visitors as well. We hope she learnt some new skills. She has certainly found out how we live and work in Aussie land, we all miss her very much, especially Watarru and Boo our baby Kangaroos. We hear that she has done very well with her exams back in Canada. Congratulations, it was very brave of her to travel so far and it was a pleasure to have her live and work with us.

For more pictures of Alex’s time at Emu Ridge see this link.

Alexandra was a confident young lady and enjoyed giving tours to our visitors in English and French.

No trip to Australia would be complete without a Kangaroo. Alexandra was lucky, we released two hand reared orphan Joeys who were still being bottle fed while she was with us. Watarru and Boo 🙂

Alex also helped out in many ways in Reception, Cleaning, Restocking the shop, making various giftpacks, bottling oil, Retail Sales, Waitressing and a tour guide. I think we all have a great job at Emu Ridge, we have such a huge variety of jobs to keep us busy!

We thank Kangaroo Island Odysseys for giving Alexandra a fantastic opportunity  to do a two day tour with them. We were very happy to pay the small fee for entries and food so that she could see the Island and how visitors enjoy the high end private tours of Kangaroo Island. This picture is from our stunning Remarkable Rocks!

No visit to Australia is complete until you have tried Vegemite, unfortunately Alex did not like it at all!!

For more pictures of Alex’s time at Emu Ridge see this link.

We thank Alexandra’s parents and teachers for trusting in us and we hope she has some amazing memories of her visit to Kangaroo Island. Alex has a bright future ahead in hospitality and tourism!

Our wonderful sustainable Eucalyptus oil and natural products are available online.

 

Eucalyptus oil a natural floor cleaner

The best floor cleaner around, a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and warm water. Great for any floors, no streaks, degreaser, keeps away insects, kills bacteria and smells so fresh and clean, Clean the natural way it’s better for the environment and yourself.

There are many great benefits when it comes to cleaning naturally. Not only does it save money, but you also know exactly what you are using. I think people these days are looking for natural cleaning products in their homes. Our environment is filled with toxins and one of the biggest offenders is commercial household cleaners, they can cause allergies, rashes and can be very expensive.  I personally became allergic to perfumes, preservatives and certain chemicals about 15 years ago, I get rashes from many things so have to be very careful. This is when we started producing our own personal care natural product range.

At Emu Ridge we like to clean naturally and keep as many toxins as possible out of our home and workplace. Cleaning your floor with our Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and water is completely non toxic so you feel safe using it around your children, pets and yourselves! Its also safer for the septic, its a 100% pure essential oil, cruelty fee and produced in Australia!

 

 

WHAT WE DO: Fill the mop bucket with about 1/4 full of warm water. Add a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and mop away, its great for wooden, slate, tiles and lino!

I have been told that you an also add 1/4 of a cup of vinegar as well but we just use the above recipe!

Another tip, fill a separate plastic mop bucket with hot water. This bucket can be used for rinsing out the mop, so you aren’t mopping the floors with dirty water.

Use a mop made of natural fibres, we use cotton.

Believe it or not, every time I employ a new staff member they don’t know how to mop a floor properly so here is some advise. Stand up straight when you mop so you don’t get a bad back. Spin the mop if it gathers up to much so that you cover a larger surface, it saves time. Lastly we only dry mop, it stops streaking, our new staff just slosh the water on the floor and it takes forever to dry. Wring your mop out so that you cant get any more water out of it at all, then dry mop the floor, if its a wooden floor go with the grain, again no streaks. Happy Cleaning!

 

ABOUT US

Our unique oil is the only one of it’s kind in the world. It is distilled from the leaf of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). Emu Ridge is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery remaining in South Australia.
Distillation of the oil began in the 1880’s and dozens of stills were established, making it one of the Island’s major industries. We founded Emu Ridge in 1991.

SOME OTHER USES FOR THIS VERSATILE & 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL

In and around the house:
A disinfectant for cleaning floors, toilets etc
A deodoriser, a spot & stain remover, e.g. soiled clothing, anything sticky, stickers, chewing gum, paint & ink marks.
Cleans bathroom tiles, brass, ovens, plastic & vinyl. For washing woollens & clothing.
The Body:
For cuts, burns and abrasions, the oil is a natural antiseptic, acne, relieves insect bites, is an insect repellent, soothes muscular aches & pains, a mouthwash, hand & skin cleaner, training oil, in the bath for a feeling of wellbeing, a decongestant for colds and flu by vaporisation, inhalation or embrocation, for sore throats, (adults a few drops with a teaspoon of honey).
In the workshop:
Cleans paint brushes, removes tar & stains & is a penetrating oil for any seized or rusted parts.
Animals:
For cleaning pets, removing fleas and ticks.

To read more about the history and uses for eucalyptus oil, take a look at some of our informative Blogs

I hope you have enjoyed my post happy cleaning ~ Bev ~


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Cruise Ship Markets on Kangaroo Island for 2017/18

Kangaroo Island is lucky to get many cruise ships visit and it’s definitely kept us busy here at Emu Ridge! We held a stall at some of the markets selling our unique Eucalyptus Oil and other natural products. Here are the dates and information about upcoming cruise ship markets and Penneshaw markets

 

Here’s some more pictures of Emu Ridge at the markets:

 

Ella and Lucy with their stall at the Queen Mary II cruise ship market.

 

Some lovely customers looking at our Eucalyptus Oil and famous Honey and Eucalyptus Sweets.

Emu Ridge have a wonderful range of natural Australian produced products all available here

#essentialoils #naturalproducts

Volkswagon National Bug-In on Kangaroo Island

We had the pleasure of this bunch call into Emu Ridge on their 48th National Bug-in trip. They were staying 3 nights at the Kingscote
Caravan Park and 3 nights at the Western KI Caravan Park. They were a happy bunch, we hope they had a lovely holiday! There team trip consisted of 2 from WA, 6 QLD, 1 TASSI, 2 NSW and 3 SA. I wonder where they will be off to next year. We hope you have some great memories of Kangaroo Island! They will have an exciting 50 years coming up very soon. Remember VW lovers, our products are always available online. Eucalyptus oil is great for getting tar of your car or oil stains or sticky things off of your upholstery or carpet. Its a great air freshener in your car to! Not to forget keeping away those pesky insects on your travels 🙂 

Various Volkswagen Clubs in Australia to partake in a long weekend of camaraderie and friendly competition. The National Bug-In is hosted by a different state based VW Club over the Easter weekend every year, moving from State to State in an anti-clockwise direction.


The 1st Bug-In was the ‘1970 All-State Rally’ organised by the then Volkswagen Australasia Pty Ltd at the showgrounds in Albury, NSW, on the Australia Day Weekend, 1970 and involved the VW clubs of the day from the ACT, NSW, SA and Victoria, and as we understand from Club VW Sydney, the Albury Car Club, Formula Vee Association and the Pacific Auto Club. 1973 saw the first ‘all States’ Bug-In held in SA. In 2007 Tasmania joined this National event for the first, and possibly last, time.

 

The first event consisted of a race meeting at Hume Weir race circuit, a grass motorkhana on the banks of the Murray River, a car trial and a social trip to Falls Creek snowfields in northern Victoria. This has been the one and only Bug-In, (so far) which has featured snow. You can read the old VW club magazines at the State Libraries of NSW and SA. There is also an extensive history series on the Club Vee Dub Sydney website http://www.clubvw.org.au/history.

 

 

The event is held primarily for the benefit of VW Club members and enthusiasts throughout Australia. The host VW Clubs stage each of the events on a voluntary basis. The events usually include a welcome get together, show and shine, MotorKhana and other motorsports events like Lapdash and Khanacross (although more recently motorsport has taken a back seat or dropped off due to cost and other constraints), presentation dinner, observations runs, convoys and farewell activities. Due to the popularity of show and shine events such as Day of the Volkswagen, Volksfest and the like, the Bug-In Car Show and Shine is open to all VW owners, not just members attending the Bug-In. In later years an extended tour that allows members to continue the celebration of the VW by touring in convoy on the much loved Australian pastime of the ‘road trip’.

The aim of this group is to gather information regarding the history of the National Bug-In, share experiences, photos and videos, promote upcoming and future National Bug-Ins and to bring all VW club members closer together as a group.

Phillumenist, treasure, collectors memorabilia at Emu Ridge

We are very lucky to have received a collection of match box labels and a very old eucalyptus oil bottle from a very generous man named David from Campbelltown SA. We are lucky that he visited our establishment whilst holidaying on Kangaroo Island.

It had been 35 years since his last visit! David sent us a note quoting –

“I felt your salesroom was the best and most interesting of all the places we visited on the island and a “must see” for visitors. Well done!” How lovely, its so nice to receive feedback! We do have a testimonials page where our visitors or online shoppers can leave reviews.

“We enjoyed a morning tea whilst there and I spotted your display of industry memorabilia.”

“I mentioned that I had a few items which you might like to add to your display so I was given your business card.”

“The two picture postcards are out of my own personal exhibit of old Kangaroo Island postcards”

 

  • An old bottle of KI Eucalyptus (with some contents) from Cygnet River on a trip I did in 1975
  • Five (5) matchboxes with reproduction advertisements from eucalyptus manufacturers

 

“Below is three old matchbox labels in my collection pertaining to eucalyptus oil.”“The “Our Jack” was an F.H. Faulding brand and dates from the 1880’s I believe. This was a sticker label attached to imported boxes of matches I believe.”

“Fauldings did it for a lot of their products back then – a cheap form of advertising.”

“The others were imported matches from Belgium & Sweden but I think the brands are Australian? ”

I have been a Phillumenist (collector of matchboxes and labels) for over fifty years and have a large collection, but only a few that advertise eucalyptus.

I hope you enjoy my collections and that they are useful to you. Kind Regards David.”

It’s beautiful when visitors give up their treasures that they have saved for years so that others can admire them in our memorabilia cabinet. Thanks so much for you amazing treasures and thanks to everyone else who has contributed over the years to our memorabilia.

 

Pink Moon, Full Moon and Feral Plant Species Kangaroo Island

The April 11 full moon is thought to be more special than the rest. The month’s full moon is called a “Pink Moon,” which signifies the blooming period of popular pink flowers called wild ground phlox. Despite the intriguing name, the moon won’t appear in blush shade, it will shine in its usual luminance and color. Sorry to dissapoint you!

The Pink moon is a common phenomenon in the U.S. East Coast and in Canada. During the full moon, it will also be at the opposite side of the Earth as the sun. Due to the difference in geographical orientation, the April pink full moon will be in full display on April 11.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the moon will rise on April 10 at 7:03 p.m., half an hour before sunset, according to Space.com.  For your locations, residents can check when the full lunar phase will be visible by using the moonrise and moonset calculator.

The pink moon is also known by other names such as Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon and Fish moon — all linked to growth in crops. The names originated from their roots as old as the Native American civilization, according to a report.

In South Australia where we are from we have the Easter Lily, they are a beautiful shade of Pink! They really have spread everywhere, it is a feral species but is beautiful on our property this time of year. I think the first settlers planted these bulbs in there gardens and from there they have multiplied. I like to think that all the beautiful pink flowers flowering all over the world at this time could reflect a pink tinge to the Pink moon on the 11th of April!

 

Scientific Name: Amaryllis belladonna L.

Family: Amaryllidaceae (New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia)
Liliaceae (Victoria)

Common Names: amaryllis, belladonna, belladonna lily, Easter lily, Jersey lily, Marach lily, naked ladies, naked lady, pink belladonna lily

Origin: Native to south-western Africa (i.e. Cape Province in South Africa).

Naturalised Distribution: Naturalised in many parts of southern Australia (i.e. in the coastal districts of central New South Wales, in some parts of Victoria, in south-eastern and eastern South Australia and in south-western Western Australia). Possibly also naturalised in Tasmania.

Also naturalised overseas in some parts of southern USA (i.e. California and Texas).

Notes: Belladonna lily (Amaryllis belladonna) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, and as a minor environmental weed or “sleeper weed” in New South Wales and Tasmania.

This species is currently of most concern in Victoria and appears on numerous local environmental weed lists in this state (i.e. as a new and emerging environmental weed in Mitchell Shire, as an environmental weed in Manningham City, the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Colac Otway Shire, the Shire of Nillumbik and Cardinia Shire, and as a common invasive garden escapee in the Mount Alexander Shire). It has also been recorded in Phillip Island Nature Park and Morwell National Park.

In South Australia, belladonna lily (Amaryllis belladonna) is listed as an invasive plant in bushland in the Adelaide Hills Council district. It has also been recorded in several conservation areas in this state (i.e. in Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park, Belair National Park, Blackwood Forest Recreation Park, Scott Creek Conservation Park and Ferguson Conservation Park).

Kangaroo Island Feral Plant Species

I think the early settlers had no idea the damage that some of the lovely potted plants and bulbs that they bought to Australia would do to our natural environment over time! Unfortunately feral weeds are a very big problem. The more dangerous one to us on Kangaroo island are the creeping ones that smother the native plants, life Bridal Creeper and Bridal Veil, this link will take you to all the other feral weeds we have on Kangaroo Island if you are interested.

What Do Full Moons Symbolise?

Get ready to freshen up and purify your life – rebirth is just around the corner! Using the symbols of Spring, rebirth, freshness and purification, this Full Moon is time to dust out the corners of your life and make way for more breezy and loving winds of change.

The Easter or Pink Full Moon is still taking on the properties of regeneration, freshness and rebirth.

A full moon occurs every 29.5 days, and depending on where you are in the world, it may look different. I have written about Blood Moons and Monster Moons before. Full Moons can be a time of new beginnings; these can sometimes hurt but they are always changes for the better – in the long run.

What Effect Will the Pink Full Moon Have on Me?

I think you are in for a treat as there are many exciting things in the sky. Some astrologers have called this April Full Moon “Lady Luck” as she’s near Jupiter, so unexpected good fortune might come your way. There is something to always consider when you’re looking at a Full Moon – you shall reap what you sow.

This means that if you have been working hard and laying down good foundations, you will be successful.

I hope you enjoy the full moon 🙂

Our wonderful sustainable Eucalyptus oil and natural products are available online.

Source: natureworldnews.com/articles/36617/20170322/stargazing-2017-pink-full-moon-appear-april-heres-what-need.htm

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