UPDATE: As you would guess, the restoration day has been COVID-cancelled. Hope to see you next time.
Howdy folks. Join us this Sunday in the Glenfern bushlands. A great opportunity to venture off the paths and into the wilderness. All are welcome.
Today we worked in Area 7, which was cleared of Sweet Pittosporum in 2016. It was an area that we hadn't ventured into for over a year and we were so pleased to see the amazing regrowth of indigenous shrubs, trees, under-storey and native grasses all looking very lush and healthy.
I've included some before photos so you can see how thick the Pittosporums were and how nothing grew beneath them. There is also an after Pittosporum removal where it does look very barren.
Thanks for everyone who came along and lent a hand. It was so good to get out in nature with friends after lockdowns and bad weather.
Photos by Linda Fullagar
Yeah! We are getting together this Wednesday 7th July for a Conservation and Conversation morning at Glenfern Valley Bushlands. We will check out Area 7 and see how it is faring then stop for a get-together and morning tea. It will be nice to back in the bush again.
I really enjoyed today's bush restoration morning.
It was the beautiful bushland we were walking through, being outside in the fresh air and the wonderful company of the Friends of GVB that made it a special day. Anne gave an interesting talk about the Mistletoe bird she had carefully observed over a period of time that had been nesting at Glenfern and Mike spoke about Platypuses. And...our delicious morning teas are back!
Thank you to the volunteers that came along today. You are all marvellous.
Photos by Emily, Mike Svern and Linda Fullagar
Come along this Sunday and help us restore the Glenfern Bushlands. Hope to see you there!
The boneseed in areas 5 & 9 had enjoyed being out of our sights during the postponed bush restorations of last year. So there was plenty to do and many photos to take. In fact some wallabies were spotted off in the distance in the reserve. It was a good day to be outdoors.
Friends, our next (socially distanced) bush restoration is taking place tomorrow morning. See below for what you'll need to bring.
Hope to see you then!
In early February of this year, Friends member Anne Comer photographed and identified a number of Glenfern residents.
Take a look at her wonderful images below.