On Saturday’s bush restoration
The volunteers’ main occupation
Was having some fun
Out there in the sun
– and ending the pittos vacation.
Sweet pittos grow so very dense
Their leaf litter acts as a fence
For keeping out most
Of preferable growth
Diversity – the main expense
Thanks, to all that helped out
This text on your screen a shout-out
With none of your work
The weeds – bizerk!
Hickory dickory dock ohh no what happened!...
Thank you DELWP for a Community & Volunteer Action Grant. It has been used to remove more of the jungle of Sweet Pittosporums as well as providing funds to replant the area with indigenous plants. Here is a before and after photo.
We were lucky to have a fine day to re-plant an area that was recently cleared of Sweet Pittosporum. Now the plants are being well watered by all this rain. Thank you to the amazing volunteers who managed to plant all the plants we had into this rough, log strewn area. Thank you DELWP for providing the grant funding for the Pitto removal and replanting.
Photos by Linda Fullagar
Thanks to everyone that joined us on Sunday to work in areas 2 & 12. This saw us working on the grassy boundaries between Glenfern Road and New Road, down through to the riparian area by the creek.
We were glad to have a clear day to welcome some new faces to the group, and to bring the Glenfern Valley Bushlands closer to its indigenous state.
Look what we found when working in the Reserve today. Later that morning when we went to show the other volunteers we discovered it had gone. Probably taken by an unthinking visitor to the Reserve.
Fungi are so important to the health of the forest as they help break down dead organic matter and return nutrients to the soil. They can also provide food to some species.
Remember to take only photographs....