Help us protect our plants from grazing. Late morning tea included.
When: 10:00 -12:00 Sunday 17th September
Meet at the northern information shelter.
There’s no parking facilities at the information shelter so either walk or cycle in from Honeycomb Road (490 m) or Lewis Drive (635 m).
If you need assistance with getting there, please contact the group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Thea in 0421 656 643
In autumn 2016, we used a vehicle drawn direct sowing machine (thanks Dave Millsom!) to quickly sow local native trees, shrubs and even some herbs into a severely degraded low hill near the creek.
We’ve had very good results with hundreds of seedlings germinating—see the table below for what was observed last summer. Particularly pleasing was that the Hakea has been one of the more prolific species, germinating from the seed we’d collected nearby.
As you probably know, Black Wallabies are numerous in this area and heavily browse young trees and shrubs. Eastern Grey Kangaroos also graze there. So far, we’ve used branch tangles to discourage grazing, but now the seedlings are growing taller, they’ll need better protection. We’ll use our usual process of staking and erecting netting guards around the plants. Many hands make this job so much easier, so really hope you can make it!
Please bring: Hats, gloves, sturdy clothing & footwear, protection suitable for the weather. We’ll supply the rest.