Sunday morning felt like close to zero degrees outside, however we ended with a top of delightful, thanks to clear skies filled with warm winter sun rays.
Joined by some welcome new faces in Martin, Linda and James, we were led into Area 3 by Mike, AKA "Professor Plum Slice" to pull Pittos, bust Blackberries and spare no Spanish Heath.
Then at Mike & Marilyn's Morning Tea, Mike schooled us on our wintery visitor, the Scarlet Robin. (Not to be confused with the equally attractive Flame Robin or Red-capped Robin.)
Thanks all for showing up for what was a brilliant morning to out and about in the Valley.
Photos by Daniel Jackson
The crisp, winter days have certainly arrived and Glenfern has changed with the season. The grasses have been knocked down by the rain making it easier to walk around, amazing looking fungus has sprung from decomposing wood and birds such as the Scarlet Robin have arrived.
Sunday 21st June, 9.30am - 12.30pm is our next monthly bush restoration morning. We will be working in Area 3 tackling the Spanish Heath, Boneseed, Hawthorn and Pittosporum seedlings that persistently appear in the native grasses. It's not all hard work because at 11am we stop for morning tea, a chat and an informative talk about a local plant or animal. Why don't you come and join us? Meet at the main, middle car park, rock wall entrance, Glenfern Road, Upwey.
Photos by Linda Fullagar
This morning we did a little maintenance at GVB. Gravel was laid, the main gate and fence were re-painted and the picnic table was sanded and stained. Thank you everyone, it was a most enjoyable morning. I hope our President approves!