December 2019

Today’s work session was cancelled as it was too smoky, uncomfortable and an adverse impact on health.

Our Bushcare Officer and Rob have provided the following information about the assessment of air quality in the Blue Mountains: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/news/media-releases/2019/epamedia190514-air-quality-monitoring-project-in-blue-mountains-kicks-off

Go to this link to view the actual air quality sensors and to access their data: http://bluemountains.sensors.net.au/ This entry was posted in General on 15 December, 2019. Edit

November 2019

We continued working in our Waratah Street restoration area. The clumps of Privet are steadily being reduced and the Blackberry in the swamp is nearly gone. Satisfying work! Getting a bit dry now but the creek is keeping up a healthy trickle. Welcome to new member Max. This entry was posted in General on 18 November, 2019. Edit

September/October 2019

At these sessions we continued work in the regeneration area and swamp near Waratah Street. The Privet and Blackberry are gradually diminishing…gradually! Nice to have new member Helen along in October. Our Duke Of Edinburgh Award student is hoping to be back with us soon for another stint of Privet lopping, after a major river trip. We look forward to hearing about it!

More Privet cleared! Photo: P Ardill 20/10/19
More Privet cleared! Photo: P Ardill

This entry was posted in General on 20 October, 2019. Edit

August 2019

Work continued in our regeneration area around the headwaters of Lawson Creek. Slow but steady progress here! The regenerating flora is now heading towards two metres in height. Lots of privet bit the dust, courtesy of our D of E placement student, who is really getting the hang of bushcare practice! Progress in the swamp is good, and the actual basin is now moving towards a weed free status…but still plenty to do around the edge. This entry was posted in General on 19 August, 2019. Edit

July 2019

We continued the work in our restoration area around the headwaters of Lawson Creek. The native grasses are re-vegetating the regeneration area quite vigorously and tea-trees and hakeas are growing strongly. In another year or two this whole area should be covered in native vegetation. Work in the swamp is going well and the intact bushland is pretty much weed free now. Nice to have along our Duke of Edinburgh student again, who also engages in a bit of bushwalking, rock climbing and navigation when not restoring indigenous bushland. This entry was posted in General on 22 July, 2019. Edit

June 2019

Washout this month. The good news is that the Greater Sydney Landcare Network has taken over the running of the StreamWatch program from Australian Museum. Good to see the program continuing! This entry was posted in General on 3 July, 2019. Edit

May 2019

Following an Easter break we resumed work in the regeneration area and swamp near west Waratah Street. These two areas are shaping up well, with lots of natural vegetation present or germinating and just needing a bit of assistance with weed control.

It was a real pleasure to host at this session a local high school student (and his Dad) who chose to include a bushcare component in his Duke Of Edinburgh Award program. The extra pairs of hands were very welcome. This entry was posted in General on 20 May, 2019. Edit

March 2019

Some welcome rain led to cancellation of the site work session. However, over morning tea, planning discussions were held. This entry was posted in General on 21 March, 2019. Edit

February 2019

Work continued in the west Waratah Street regeneration area. The regenerating tea-trees and native grasses  are taking over from the weeds…with a little help from us! Mature Bleeding Heart trees have large bunches of spectacular fruit on display. Masses of Blechnum ferns are recovering from the dry spell. Rampant Blackberry in the swamp is being steadily subdued, with seed bearing fruit being collected. This entry was posted in General on 18 February, 2019. Edit

January 2019

It’s holiday season, but a dedicated team got some serious work done. They followed up on previous work in the open contract area near west Waratah Street and removed lots of Blackberry Nightshade and flowering Montbretia. It was pleasing to see great regeneration of Leptospermum (Tea-tree), Bleeding Heart and native grasses, particularly Entolasia and Microlaena. This entry was posted in General on 16 February, 2019. Edit Search for:

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