Although a smaller group than usual, the 26 members of Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR who came along to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground on Saturday, December 10 appeared to enjoy the occasion.
Our numbers were swelled by Giselle, Cathy, Alyssa, Peter, Aaron and Katrina from Parks Vic, and Rani from DEPLW.
Twelve members joined us for the circuit walk around Moggs Creek at 10am where we heard a variety of bird calls, observed a number of plant species flowering, a cluster of spitfires on an Ironbark leaf, and overcame the obstacle of a large eucalypt that had fallen across the path in the recent inclement weather.
Congratulations to all on another successful year of conservation activities!
Bluebell Creeper Billardia fusiformis
Originally from Western Australia it was a popular garden plant because it grows vigorously without careful attention. Unfortunately it is those characteristics that make the Bluebell Creeper one of the most devastating environmental weeds. Twining around other plants it quickly forms large colonies smothering any nearby plant. Small plants can be pulled out. Larger plants need to be either sprayed or cut down to ground level and then poisoned..
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.