Planting at new Moonlight Creek site.
This coming Sunday, 26th June, is our first planting for this season. The riplines were put in more than six weeks ago so have been getting beautiful rain. The working bee will start at 10am, with morning tea at 11.30am. Meet at the usual Moonlight Creek meeting place, 1.5km along Happy Valley Road or 0.5km from Colles Road at the point where Moonlight Creek crosses.
We will be planting approximately 200 plants at our Bibron's habitat protection site, but we will also remove gorse, blackberry and thistles, so please bring mini mattocks, mash hammer, loppers, gloves and wear sturdy shoes. At this stage the weather is looking ok for some cut and paint on the weeds but a full sized matttock might also come in handy.
Five landcarers will also be helping cut up a fallen yellow box and distributing lengths of timber for soil protection so we will be hoping as many others as possible can turn up on the day to help with the Bibron's planting. No doubt Karl Just will give you all a very good introduction to this threatened species at morning tea time and explain how his project has been going (which is, very well!).
At our last working bee, we did a good job of cleaning up a lot of the site we will be planting out on National Tree Day, so get yourselves ready for a larger planting on that day, Sunday July 31st. We will send you more information about the day in a couple of weeks.