Anglesea Bushland Reserve, which is divided into three separate segments, east of the Anglesea township, has now all been signposted, using funding from our Community for Nature grant.
Signs have been installed on the corner of the Great Ocean Road and Ellimatta Road, and also on Inverlochy Street, where the bitumen finishes. Parks Vic, using funding from our grant, have also signposted a lovely little walking track, which winds its way through Grass-trees and heathy woodland. It starts in Ellimatta Road near the Great Ocean Road ,and finishes at the gravel road near the south-east corner of the YMCA Recreation Camp.
An article and photograph about this project was published in the June 4 Edition of the Surf Coast Times.
Anglesea Bushland reserve, taken at the working bee 26 May 2015.
Left to right: St Bernards student; Mark Smith, Campus Director of Santa Monica, St Bernards Catholic College; Peter Forster ANGAIR President; St Bernards student; Kieran Lieutier, Parks Victoria Ranger.
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.