Pictures of three species of wildflowers that came up this year along the walk looking at their best now it's the end of September and a little rain is about.
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Eighth of August was red letter day for the bush rehabilitation program.
Sixty students from Quinns Beach Primary School rocked up with two teachers and two parents to help in the planting of 600 native plants along the Lake foreshore.
A demonstration of the technique for successful planting was listened to attentively by the students and a quick run down on the value of the Lake Resource for recreation and science was given by deputy mayor John Chester.
Fortunately a large tent ready for a possible downpour wasn't needed. The students planted out six hundred plants in short order - about ten per student. Holes and markings had been done earlier by the Nursery Group from Friends of Yellagonga.
Winter grasses are doing well this year thanks to the rain. A program of spraying to prevent seeding and reduce the competitive nature of the grass has been instigated. Continual follow up over the next couple of years will be essential to ensure success of the native plant-outs.
Species used were Allocasuarina fraseriana, Viminifera juncea, Melaleuca seriata, Anigozanthus manglesii, Kunzea glabrescens, Casuarina obesa, Rhagodia baccata, Regelia ciliata, Templetonia retusa and Spiridium gobulosum.
In addition to the planting one can see from the photo that a hot fire has wiped out many of the adult trees so there is some regeneration from dormant seeds of various native plants that have survived the many years of heavy grazing by farm animals. I hope to show pictures of these plants in future entries. The spray program will encourage further natives to survive and multiply.
Last Updated on Sunday, 12 August 2012 14:06
Today Sue and Ken turned up. We planted Viminaria juncea, spearwood bush, rhagodia baccata and a few others left over from Saturday's effort.
The fungi are just beginning to show signs of making a move in the moist warm conditions. Another study on their own.
Plant's put in on Saturday are looking good after the rain - lets hope the new ones are so lucky.
69 seedlings planted
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