We'll be working through the best parts of the reserve, hoeing out weeds of national significance and checking our revegetation progress.
In partnership with Mount Alexander Shire Council and Coliban Water we are having a real impact within Honeycomb Bushland Reserve clearing several Weeds Of National Significance. There’s at least four WONS species present!
Today we’ll learn about the ‘Bradley Method’ of bushland regeneration and follow up previous work on eliminating gorse and bridal creeper. We may even find some African boneseed which is easy to pull out. Can you guess the other WONS species present there?
We’ll also have the opportunity to see how our young wattles are coping with the devastatingly low rainfall. Castlemaine’s average October rainfall is 58 mm. We’ve had only 20% of this (12 mm) this year.
Please wear hat, sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather; bring gloves, your own water and if you can, a mattock. We’ll supply the rest, including a late morning tea.
Meet at the top end of Honeycomb Road, Campbells Creek where the walking track starts for a 10:00 a.m. start
Hope to see you there!