Planned activities: This month we will be planting again, and we'll also do some woody weed control if we have time. The woody weeds are sneaking back in again so it's good to keep on top of them. If anyone would like to take photos or record what is flowering and what animals we see, that would also be great.
Please wear suitable clothes and sturdy footwear, a sense of humour, and bring water. If you have a favourite planting or pruning tool bring that too.
POSM, surrounded by empty seedling pots, September 2013 (Photo: Paul)
Last month: For our September activity we had a bigger group than we often do, and we made light work of planting 130 plants along the river, and on the rocky slopes above the river. We planted mostly understorey species, including River Bottlebrush, River Tea-tree, Black Wattle, and Red-stemmed Wattle, mostly in gaps between stands of trees planted earlier in the riparian zone along the river. We also planted Black Cyprus-pine on the rocky slopes where they like to grow. We look forward to seeing them flourish. (Species planted were: Callistemon sieberi, Leptospermum obovatum, Acacia decurrens, Acacia rubida, Callitris endlicheri)
That afternoon, whilst walking through the paddock above Barney's Gully to get to my Waterwatch site, I saw many more flowering plants than in August. The plants and photos can be seen here.
For more information about the POSM group, see the Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee page.
Hope to see you all on the 19th October.
Future activities are planned for the following dates in 2013:
November 23, December 14.