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Ben Ricketts has an active community of guests, friends and shareholders, who enjoy the property and surrounds in many ways. Working bees, conservation, bushwalks, enjoying wildlife, talks, food, drink  and more are all part of our life here - but there is still plenty of opportunity for escape!

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Echidnas everywhere

Last weekend no fewer than three echidnas were spotted around Ben Ricketts! Though usually very shy, it seemed to be the season for them to be out and about in the middle of the day. Nic Witton took this lovely little video of one of the two that was seen along Misty Lane, while the third one was spotted at the far end of the property. They are delightful animals, and it is possible to get close without scaring them away.

Ben Ricketts working bees for 2017

Over the last 12 years our shareholders and friends have contributed hundreds of hours to maintaining and improving the cabins, working in the garden and regenerating the natural environment. We have also built a community and these weekends are calendar highlights for many of us. We have four working bees planned for 2017: Feb 18/19; May 27/28; Aug 12/13; Oct 14/15 ( including the AGM). Gather on the Friday evening and leave on Sunday, get free shared accommodation and a tasty meal on the Saturday night. Some workers come up for the day. Everyone is welcome! Bring a plate to share for lunch. Jobs include bushcare, cleaning, painting, minor ( and some major) cabin repairs and building new wa

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