Third Sunday working bee 16 April, from 1pm
We will work near the twin dams close to the Blue Metal Road to tackle woody weeds and Fleabane This area is one of Mt Majura’s most rich and diverse sites with some of the least modified land in the nature reserve, including rare and endangered species.
We will work in in pairs to cut woody weeds such as Sweet Briar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa) and Nettle Tree (Celtus australis) before dabbing them with herbicide. If you don’t wish to use herbicide you could be the cutter or hand pull Fleabane (Erigeron sumatrensis) from the moist soil, bagging its flower heads so they don’t set seed.
Meet at the Mackenzie Street entrance to the nature park near Grayson Street, Hackett. This map shows the meeting point and the yellow outlined working area.
BYO sun protection, drinking water and garden gloves, if you have them, and wear clothes which cover your limbs. We provide tools, gloves, herbicide and a delicious home-made cake for afternoon tea. No experience necessary – FoMM volunteers will introduce you to the work.
The working bee will finish at 4pm. Give what time you can spare. More information here.