Boolarra South Landcare Group – Dec. 2019

Cleaning up the debris, Tony, Alison and Malcolm.

As our last couple of Mill Site working bees have been wash outs there is not much to report. The rain and wind has caused us many closed tracks with fallen trees a big problem. Tony and John have been kept busy clearing them. Two trees fell and damaged the other bridge but fortunately not too hard a job to repair. The entry to the Boiler was clipped by another tree and also has a damaged roof. The good news is that we have builders willing and able to mend the big bridge and when it is safe to work in the bush, after the fire season, we can get Two Mick’s Track back in order. Branch litter is everywhere too so plenty to keep us busy. We have some new members who are busy planting trees and clearing weeds on their properties and we have been able to supply some tree guards to help protect the plants from Wallabies. Alison was able to distribute some Wombat Mange kits to members to help control mange where wombat burrows can be accessed. It is sad to see Wombats in poor condition and suffering from this. It is time to control blackberries again as all the rain has made them grow vigorously and we will need to be on the lookout for thistles and ragwort. The grass is long at the Mill Site too but needs to be dry to mow, this week we hope. Our Christmas break up is on 12 December but that really does not mean that work will cease as we should get another working bee in before Christmas. We wish you all a safe and happy Christmas.

Denise Schiller.