Carpacopia

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Beware- these are dangerous beasties

Hi Carp lovers- Here is an excerpt I found in The Age on Friday (25 March).

"Consider the humble rabbit, carp or cane toad- seemingly innocuous creatures imported into this country as targets for hunters and fishermen, or in the toad's case, introduced in 1935 to control two insect pests in Queensland's cane fields. (no Queensland jokes....)
In each case, the foreign beasties multiplied beyond reckoning and inflicted great harm to Australia's natural environment - killing or starving native species and causing millions of dollars worth of damage to agricultural crops or fisheries"

This was the interesting bit, I thought. The full article is now on my wall- with a great picture of the European carp- we should scan it in.......

Ah, Carpacopia... [sighs contently]

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Important Carpacopia Updates

Hi Carp Lovers,
So far we have two items on the agenda for our first meeting:
1) Finalising the spelling of Carpacopia v Carpucopia
2) oooh I have forgotten the second one.... was it something to do with the music??
I'll fix this post up later when I remember what the second one was- arrgh I am a bad Co-Director ;-)

CARPACOPIA-
The inagural October festival dedicated to the eradication of the migrating beauty that is Carp (Cyprinus carpo).
By the scenic Sullies Creek, we salute you carp, and wish you well on your journey.