We were greeted by this young koala at the start of the survey:
Checking the trees along Grey River Road:
An acrobatic koala balancing and reaching for gum leaves:
Some koalas were active:
Some were asleep:
Jack showing off his footy jumper:
Oscar first up the steep hill to the transmission line:
A great lunch spot:
A Bassian Thrush on the firebreak:
And the count was just 71 koalas - much lower numbers than previous years. We wonder why!
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.