Well, this dry it has been challenging to keep our plantings from drying out. Our latest planting on the creek bank and what the Green Army did late last year and early this year is mostly doing all right.
A lot of the planting is becoming established with some struggling and a few lost causes. Becoming harder to find enough water is the problem.
However there are still little delights. Julia Blumhardt, Creek Officer standing in for Leah, had a look at our site and found a couple of new plants (for me) Blood vine (Aust. blackii) and Purple Cheese Fruit (Acronychia laevia) and what maybe a troublesome weed vine, Mysore thorn.
I am still working with Paul Devine (Habitat Brisbane Officer) to complete the submission for a Habitat Brisbane Application. We’re re-drafting to just include Council land, which covers the road margins and culverts. It has a total length of 900m, which with 10 m margins gives 18,000 m2. We are hoping to have it ready for the October meeting when the management committee meets. Any one who wants more information please get in touch with me.
Russell Downes stopped by a couple of weeks ago and offered to run his slasher over the Elephant Grass. After a few moments of deliberation (on my part) Russell did point out “it is only elephant grass”. So that would be great as it would enable us to see the lie of the land and treat the Maderia and Morning Glory that is growing quite nicely in the grass. It will also help to keep the channel open.
If there are any interesting wildlife sightings please let us know. Mine is a pair (unfortunately past..) of Dewfish in a small drying pool.
Hope to see some of you on Sunday 24 September for the WB or morning tea and please bring a plate to share.