More Weeds Discovered

On arriving at the site, the first task was to clear what was thought to be a smattering of Spanish Heath at the head of Barossa Creek. Once we started in the area it soon became obvious that the task had been considerably underestimated and by lunch time it still had plenty of Spanish Heath […]

Spotlight on Friends of Wellington Park

By Stephen Mattingley The Friends of Wellington Park were formed in 2002 as the “Wellington Park Bushcare Group”.  They are both a Wildcare branch and a Hobart Council Bushcare Group. With more than 100 members, the group works in many areas of Wellington Park from north to south (see map below) and nearby Hobart and […]

Suddenly a Swathe of Boneseed

Soon after entering the Montrose Fire Trail there is a slope which once had a proliferation of Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera). It is listed as a declared weed and the Friends of Wellington Park obtained two days of work from a group from Conservation Volunteers. This was in 2013 and FOWP worked with them and then […]

The Spanish Heath Menace

Patches of Spanish Heath and Broom had been discovered beside some of the informal tracks near Barossa Creek. When arriving at the main Spanish Heath spot it was in flower, and this showed that it was more widespread within grass and sags than originally thought. This made for slow work and to take a break […]

Devils Throne Track Completed

There is now a new track from Thark Ridge to Devils Throne. On reaching the prominent saddle on Thark Ridge the new track is some 50 metres further south, where it then heads west for 730 metres to join the existing track to Devils Throne. The new track is a safer walk and with a […]

Almost Through the Thickest

Thark to Devils Link The weather was ideal for working with some cloud and sun at times making a pleasant temperature. Insects were not notable except there were a few mosquitoes about at morning break and lunch but were not much bother. Most of the length we worked at clearing was dense vegetation making it […]

Thark to Devils Link

Wildcare’s Friends of Wellington Park established with the aim of maintaining and enhancing the flora and fauna of the park that includes Hobart’s major natural icon – Mt Wellington, and to educate Park users of the high biodiversity values and ways to protect them. While their main focus has been on weed control/eradication, their work […]

Suddenly the Heat Arrived

Old Farm Site It had been quite some time since we worked in warm conditions and it meant we were looking for shade during morning and lunch breaks rather than, as in previous months, seeking the sun to sit in. Some big patches of Erica were removed and also a few large Gorse bushes. This […]

Erica Thicket

After 2 days of constant rain, Tuesday was a lovely warm and sunny day and ideal conditions for working. A large thicket of tall Erica remained from the last event at this site and big inroads was made on it. A further 20 square metres of this patch remains, plus a stretch of smaller Erica […]

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