The reports over the last two weeks have indicated a lot of activity in the flowering gums around various areas.
On a pleasant sunny morning a group of ANGAIR members went to the Lookout Flora Reserve for the Nature Ramble on Monday 13th February.
Our iconic Moonahs, Melaleuca lanceolata, have been a beautiful sight covered with their creamy-white, highly-perfumed ‘bottlebrush’ flowers being enjoyed by insects and birds.
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.