The last Anglesea Grevillea (Grevillea infecunda) survey February 21 was held out along Bald Hills Road in an area that hasn’t been surveyed previously and resulted in 132 plants being surveyed and added to the mapping of this endemic plant.

We were joined by a Deakin work experience student, Andrew Steward, who is now able to identify this species and also enjoyed the morning tea afterwards!

Grevillea infecunda survey

The information from these surveys is then uploaded into the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA). Rani Hunt, Biodiversity Officer with DELWP, has just finished uploading over 1000 new records of Anglesea Grevillea into VBA as a result of the data we have collected in the field through these monthly surveys carried out in 2015 and 2016. This is an amazing effort to be able to provide such detailed information on this threatened species and we are so grateful for the participation and dedication of the members of ANGAIR and Friends of Eastern Otways.

The March survey was carried out at the same site on Bald Hills Road and will build on the February survey.

Margaret MacDonald

Events Calendar

Aug
21

Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm

Aug
22

Tue 9:00am - 11:00am

Aug
24

Thu 9:00am - 12:00pm

Weed of the month

Bushy Yate

Bushy Yate

Bushy Yate, Eucalyptus lehmannii, is an evergreen densely rounded tree to 8m with spread of 3m. It is endemic to the south coast of Western Australia but has naturalised into the Surf Coast cliffs, coastal areas and bushland where it seeds prolifically. The orange flower pods form clusters like fingers extending from a hand and the horned seed capsules are fused at the base in clusters of five to eight.

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

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