Forty-three members (Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR), four Parks Vic Rangers, (Frank, Aaron, Katrina and Carlie) and Rani from DEPI came along to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground on Saturday, December 13 to share in the completion of another year of successful activities.
Twenty people came along at 10am and joined in the walk along the track following the course of the creek and crossing a small number of bridges.
The wooden bridges are good places to stop and have a rest.
Cinnamon Bell orchids were flowering.
The Victorian Christmas Bush was in full bloom.
Back at the picnic ground and Frank and Lachie had the barbecue under control where the rest of the group had arrived in time for lunch.
The shared food was delicious.
It was so pleasant sitting in the dappled shade beneath the eucalypts.
Carlie introduced us to baby Addis:
And Etta joined us for her second time – she was just one week old in December 2013.
Frank and Helen say well done to all the troops.
Another year over and we look forward to 2015.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.