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Federal City Express to Sydney s Lyric
Theatre for "Dr Zhivago" with Anthony
Warlow in the lead role -
or witness Sydney s Fabulous Mardi Gras,
Departs Saturday morning 5 March
- returns mid-morning Sunday 6 March 2011:
Enjoy a relaxing journey through the Southern Highlands with
lunch en route to Sydney. Your choice of fabulous entertainment
in Sydney, returning to Canberra overnight in sleeping car
comfort with breakfast on board - no accommodation hassles.
Licensed bar - free tea & coffee. Ask for a color brochure.
• Vintage Train Ride to Bungendore
Australia Day - Wednesday 26 January:
Market Day - Sunday 20 February:
Book now for our heritage trains (diesel-hauled during the summer
fire-ban period) departing Canberra Station at 10.30am, returning
mid-afternoon, with time in Bungendore to visit local attractions
& enjoy lunch. Tunnels, bridges & the climb through the Molonglo
Gorge & over the hills. Travel in carriages around 100 years old - a
great family day out! Spoil yourselves with optional First Class
travel (including refreshments) available on these trips.
• Sunday Afternoon Bungendore Express
Sundays 13 February and 13 March: Departs Canberra
12.45pm, returns 4pm. Take the family on our 1920s vintage
rail motor - a rollicking good ride with views out the front &
back of the train.
VALENTINE S DAY Restaurant Train -
Monday 14 February:
A wonderful Valentine s Day treat for your beloved. Our unique
dinner train to Bungendore offers a leisurely journey through
the Molonglo Gorge in daylight saving time, a 3-course dinner
freshly prepared on the train and a sunset journey home. Always
popular so book early. Also book now for The
Restaurant Train to Bungendore on Saturday
evening 12 March.
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Wasps invade homes
Wasp expert Dr Philip Spradbery shows Alexander Jackson the wasp
nest he removed from the Jacksons' garage.
Picture: Elesa Lee
A ROUTINE clean out of the garage
led to a shocking discovery for a
Narrabundah family, with a massive
colony of European Wasps using the
area as their home.
European Wasp expert Dr Philip
Spradbery attended the home on
Wednesday last week to remove the
nest, which he described as 50 per cent
larger than any other he had seen this
He said it would have housed about
Eighteen-year-old Alexander Jack-
son said he received a major shock
when he discovered the nest.
''I was just sorting through boxes,
trying to find one that was empty, and
there it (nest) was, right in my face,''
''I swore prodigiously and then got
out of there as quickly as I could.
''It's not the sort of thing you want
to see in your house, so it is good to get
it out of here.''
Dr Spradbery said the reporting of
wasps was on the rise.
''As the heat builds, the population
of European Wasps increases,'' he
''In recent days there have been
many reports of nests and wasps being
sighted in residential areas, we've been
receiving around 10 calls a day on the
(European Wasp) hotline.
''In addition to the Narrabundah
nest, another resident from Fadden
experienced something that was per-
haps more suited to a horror movie
with hundreds of wasps breaking into
her bedroom through the ceiling.
''The terrified lady was fighting
them off only with insect spray until
we came to treat the site.''
Dr Spradbery said due to the
constant wet weather in recent months,
the majority of European Wasp nests
were found indoors, in the fabric of
buildings such as wall cavities.
''Nests can be found by a constant
stream of wasps flying to and from one
particular location,'' he said.
''People should never attempt to
treat the wasps themselves, as the nests
can be home to many thousands of
wasps, which are fiercely protective of
their nest and will not hesitate to attack
and sting if disturbed.''
As the population of wasps in-
creases and new queens are produced
in autumn, Dr Spradbery said now was
the best time to have nests treated.
''It's a great opportunity to signifi-
cantly reduce European Wasp densities
in the city,'' he said.
People who suspect they have a
European Wasp nest at their home can
contact Dr Spradbery on 6162 1914.
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