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.

Crossing the creek
Crossing the creek
Some of the flowers along the way:
Cut-leaf Daisy
Cut-leaf Daisy
Native Elderberry
Native Elderberry
Blue Pincushions
Blue Pincushions
Sweet Hound's-tongue
Sweet Hound's-tongue
Pale Vanilla-lily
Pale Vanilla-lily
Alison shows Belinda the mechanism of the Trigger Plant
Alison shows Belinda the mechanism of the Trigger Plant
Spitfires on the Ironbark leaf
Spitfires on the Ironbark leaf
Overcoming obstacles
Overcoming obstacles
Back at the picnic ground about noon and Peter, Giselle, Lachie and Ross had the BBQ under control, and it wasn’t long before people were able to sit in this very pleasant environment enjoying the good food and good company.
Back at the picnic ground the BBQ was well underway
Back at the picnic ground the BBQ was well underway
Aaron, Katrina with Etta and Sunny shared in the occasion with the cooks
Aaron, Katrina with Etta and Sunny shared in the occasion with the cooks
There was plenty of food to enjoy
There was plenty of food to enjoy
And a pleasant environment with pleasant company
And a pleasant environment with pleasant company
Reflecting on the year’s activities both groups thanked their members for their support – a special thank-you to Giselle who has been a great liaison ranger for the Friends Group this year. It would be great if she could continue with Parks Vic in our area for 2017.
A few thank-you’s:
Peter from ANGAIR
Peter from ANGAIR
Patrick from The Friends
Patrick from The Friends
Giselle on behalf of Parks Vic (Photo opportunity missed!)
Giselle on behalf of Parks Vic (Photo opportunity missed!)
And Rani on behalf of DEPLW
And Rani on behalf of DEPLW

Congratulations to all on another successful year of conservation activities!

Margaret MacDonald

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Weed of the month

Mirror Bush

Mirror Bush & Kohuha - Imports from NZ

NZ Mirror Bush Coprosma repens and Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium are imports from New Zealand. Both are evergreen trees with glossy leaves that tend to grow in dense clumps eliminating indigenous species. Birds disperse the Mirror Bush berries and Kohuhu seeds into bushland reserves. 

More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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