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.
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Guess what prowls about within Glenfern.
Yarra Ranges Council and the Friends of Glenfern Valley Bushlands have completed a two week campaign to record photos of the animals in Glenfern using wildlife cameras. Thank you Paul for all the work.
What can one say about the Saturday just gone….. Well, the weather was stunning! Spring-like. And we SPRUNG into action and moved 40,000m3 of mulch from one place to another in the new old quarry, to keep our recent plantings company. And they’re doing very well, thank you!
It was truly a team effort and great to stand back and look at the result of a little sweat and (no) tears. Thanks for all your help, helpers!
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Photos by Daniel Jackson
These balmy autumnal days make for wonderful walking in Glenfern. Here is a perfect photo taken by Rory. A sun drenched view of the old quarry area captured this afternoon.