Author Archives: Blair Darvill


Pilbara Mission 2015
November 9, 2015 Native Seed Blair Darvill

  We’ve recently returned from another successful three week seed collecting mission into the deep-red heart of the Pilbara, where above average winter rainfall produced a bumper crop of seed. It was a great season where 150kg’s of native seed was collected from 60 different species. Thankfully no wilywily’s blew any of our seed away

Warren River Revegetation
August 14, 2015 Revegetation Blair Darvill

The Cape Life team recently completed a large scale revegetation project along denuded banks and flood plains of the Warren River, approximately 15km south east of Pemberton. The Warren Catchments Council (WCC) contracted Cape Life to plant provenance seedlings in areas that were previously infested with Rubus anglocandicans  (common blackberry). The blackberry has been completely

An Educational Experience
April 8, 2015 Training Blair Darvill

Cape Life recently took on two work experience students studying Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management at the Bunbury South West Institute of Technology (SWIT). Jess and Sarah have so far processed a variety of Banksia seed and have begun putting together a herbarium comprised of local species collected for seed and future regeneration

Harvey Shire Coastcare
Image January 2, 2015 Coastal Rehabilitation Blair Darvill

The Harvey Shire recently received funding from a successful Coastwest grant application and Cape Life will be assisting them to implement Stage 2 of their Myalup Dune Restoration Project. This is a community coastcare project and will involve volunteers from Parkfield Primary School, Myalup Bird Observers and Myalup Bushfire Brigade. One of our tasks will

Pilbara Mission 2014
January 2, 2015 Native Seed Blair Darvill

Each year the Cape Life team head up to collect seed in the Pilbara to fulfill orders from our partners at Nindethana Seeds. The seed collected in this region is integral to large scale rehabilitation projects in the iron ore industry. In just under three weeks we collected over 100kg’s of seed from 47 different

Tis the season of the seeds
Image January 2, 2015 Native Seed Blair Darvill

The South West seed collecting season is well under way with bushland areas full of the ‘snap crackle and pop’ sounds of mature seed being released. We are in full swing at Cape Life collecting native seed for WA seed merchants, and for organisations including the Lower Blackwood LCDC, Main Roads WA, Augusta Margaret River

New Seed Guidelines
December 29, 2014 Native Seed Blair Darvill

The Revegetation Industry Association of Western Australia (RIAWA) has recently released a set of accreditation guidelines