It was great to get out with friends and continue with our bush restoration work at Glenfern. The Blackberries had been growing well with the wetter weather but our team did a great job in removing them. Thanks everyone who came along to the last working bee of the year. What a difference you have made to our beautiful Bushlands.
Hi friends and supporters. Working bee this Wednesday morning.
We will have one last working session at Glenfern this year. We are still working under Covid protocols - see details as per flyer. Come along and share some love with your local community bushlands.
The wildflowers and flowering grasses looked beautiful at Glenfern yesterday. As I wandered through the bush removing weeds I was distracted by all the natural activity and growth. It was so rewarding to see that our years of weeding effort have encouraged recruitment of all these native plants.
Photos by Linda Fullagar
Snap of some of the volunteers in Glenfern today. We worked in areas 10 and 11, with main task of getting rid of boneseed and pittos. Great to see see our volunteers today - it has been a challenging year as the COVID-19 restrictions made us cancel most of our working bees. Many thanks to the willing Glenfern friends who helped out.
Saturday 21 November 9.30am—12.30pm
We will be working with Covid19 restrictions.
Please bring your own secateurs or loppers and pruning saw as we will not be supplying or sharing tools. We will supply the dabbers only. We will have hand sanitiser on hand.
Meet at the Main Gate. We will be working in area 10 and 11, checking for woody weeds and weed seedlings coming up.
Snakes have now become active. Make sure you wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and gloves. The best protection is to wear snake gaiters, available from outdoor stores.
Please bring water and your own morning tea.
Event will be cancelled if raining or Total Fire Ban.
Glenfern volunteer work gets underway again.
We have a midweek working next Wednesday morning. We will be working within Covid19 protocols. Please see the note for more details about what to bring. More information will be made available on the day.
We are back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friends of Glenfern Valley Bushlands have recommenced work on the much loved conservation project. Just a couple of volunteers today, to kick things off and to sort out the entrances. Great result. Thanks for helping. We will be having a Midweek working bee session next Wednesday morning 4th Nov. Details to be confirmed.
Covid-19 restrictions has held up our tree planting program this season. We have had 150 seedlings in limbo as volunteering is not a permitted activity during Stage Four lock-down.
Council have very generously stepped in to help us. Many thanks to Steve Feather and his team the 150 plants are in the ground.
They are located in the area cleared of pittosporum earlier this year - west (high side) of Wallaby Walk. Thank you Yarra Ranges Council for getting the plants in. Our bush regeneration is alive and well!
My twilight walk through the Bushlands was just what I needed to refresh myself. It looked beautiful and I noticed that the wildflowers are starting to come out. The Wonga Vine is flowering well and the delicate blue Love Creeper is appearing.
Photos by Linda Fullagar