Please come along to help protect our successful revegetation sown and planted last year.
We’ve had excellent results with our direct sowing revegetation on the Coliban Water section of Honeycomb Bushland Reserve. However, grazing and trampling by kangaroos is quite severe, so we need to better protect the seedlings and repair some of the existing guards the 'roos have already damaged.
After the good late summer and autumn rains, this site is looking really good. It contains some sections that are unusual in our ‘patch’: they haven’t lost their topsoil to mining and still retain kangaroo grass and other native herbs.
We’ve managed to establish two plants of the Victorian rare species Western Golden-tip (Goodia medicaginea) here. It seems that natural soil in a hillside environment is important for this species as several attempts to establish a persisting population in other sites have failed. Here’s a photo of one on site.
Meet at the gate into Coliban Water’s land just opposite Castlemaine Car Parts for a 10:00 a.m. start.
It’s a 300 m walk into the site, but there will be some spots in a 4WD vehicle for those disinclined to undertake that.
Please wear sturdy clothing suitable for the weather, including stout footwear and if possible, leather gloves. If you can, bring wire cutters: we'll supply the rest.
Hope to see you there!
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