Ditch Weeds & Create Habitat Work Party (18/08/2019)

Waiting for a new home: Tall sedge seedlings (W.Pix).

20 Tall Sedge seedlings waiting for a new home…

See out winter at the Friends of Mt Majura work party on Sunday, 18 August, help to remove English Ivy and make the frogs happy by planting Tall sedge, Carex apressa at the bottom of the drainage ditch.

Hopefully, we can remove the last stretch of English Ivy that once covered the drainage line along its whole length. The Ivy that grows at the bottom of the drainage line is particularly hard to remove and we’d need muscles to tackle it. Please bring your big sister brother friend or partner.

The last English Ivy remnant waiting for removal…

When: Sunday 18 August 2019, 1 pmm to 4 pm; give as much time as you like

Where: Meet at the drainage line close to the ParkCare notice board opposite of the water reservoir off Rivett Street and French Street intersection, view this map.

Bring and wear: Sun protection, body covering garden clothing and sturdy shoes or gum boots.

Inquiries: ph 6247 7515 or secretary@majura.org

You need no experience to attend this event; instructions, tools and afternoon tea will be provided.

Tall sedge provides habitat for frogs and other wildlife (W.Pix)The densely tufted sedge Carex apressa grows up to 1 meter tall and wide and spreads from short underground stems. It provides a protective habitat for frogs and birds and food habitat for butterflies. The dense growth of the species may help to suppress the germination of new Ivy seeds that Currawongs spread from a nearby garden.

Photos W. Pix

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