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.
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.
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.
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.
We had the pleasure of returning to the bushlands on the weekend to remove the weeds that have taken residence over the past twelve months.
We worked in areas 2 down through 12, which afforded us views of the city and grasslands, as well as riparian forest and Ferny Creek.
Thanks to those who attended and welcome to those whose first time it was working with our Friends Of group.
Glenfern Valley Bushlands really is a special place, that's provided a welcome sanctuary for people desiring to connect with nature, or stretch their legs during this isolating time.
Take a look through the photos myself (Daniel Jackson), Edie and Linda took to enjoy some of the scenery and points of interest that we witnessed.
Our first bush restoration of the year was spent mainly removing boneseed from the lovely & grassy area 5. We also got to observe a small copperhead snake near one of the paths.
It was good to get out in the bush again, and to see the Glenfernians after a couple of months away!
Enjoy the photos. And you're all invited to the Upwey Billycart Race this Sunday where some of us will be volunteering!
Photos by Daniel Jackson
Our final bush restoration for the year took place on Saturday below and beside the old quarry, in areas 10 & 11, respectively.
Thanks to those who helped on the day; the weeds and rubbish wish you hadn’t, but we’re sure glad you did. No snakes were spotted that morning, but something with scales was… (And I’m not talking about a personal trainer.)
Most photos by myself, Daniel, with some contributions from Pol and Edie.
Flash back to Saturday 21 September when just after our morning tea and talk about microbats, it began to rain. We'd been working north of the creek in area 15. However, the heavens had other ideas.
It was a short and sweet bush restoration.
Photos by Daniel Jackson & Edie Tate
On what felt like a morning in Spring, we sprung into action in areas 3 and 14 this past Saturday. Working along the creek, we found many pittos had planted themselves around Owl Loop.
Thanks to Saturday’s volunteers that are helping to keep Glenfern a (soon to be (almost)) pitto-free place.
Photos by Daniel Jackson