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.
For me, white is the colour of summer here, our ‘Snow in summer’!
The Swans at Aireys Inlet Allen Noble Sanctuary have successfully raised their seven young ones.
Our accolade for the month of October goes to two of our Spider Orchids, the Large White Spider Orchid, Caladenia venusta, and the Mantis Orchid, C. tentaculata.
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.