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!
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.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.