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Post flood repairs to protections of our endangered plants

November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Today we’ll be repairing flood damage to the ‘protections’ we installed in one of the loveliest parts of our creekside environment.

Date: Sunday 13th of November

Times: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Many in our community know we’ve done an excellent job re-instating native woody vegetation along the creek.  Few know that we’re also engaged in an exciting attempt to re-establish the herbaceous ground flora of an endangered type of vegetation!

The recent flood knocked down the netting guards and fencing we erected to protect this.

Most of the native vegetation along our creek is of a type (an ecological vegetation class or EVC) that is close to becoming extinct.  It is known as “Goldfields Creekline Grassy Woodland” (CGW) and is classified as endangered because so little remains and all remnants are degraded.

About seven years ago we established a good cover of tussock grass Poa labillardierei in this location.  Not long after, we re-introduced hundreds of the nationally endangered Matting Flax-lily Dianella amoena.

In the last couple of years, Terry and Caroline Bellair have led efforts to expand a tiny stand of Kangaroo Grass Themeda triandra.  It’s extremely rare to find Kangaroo Grass within CGW and in 2015, this stand had only three plants.   There’s now hundreds!  Following the Bellair’s lead, the indigenous youth landcare folk helped us erect a grazing exclusion fence around this stand.

Within the fenced exclosure, we’re also experimenting with the re-establishment some other rare native herbs.

Botanic name Common Name Status Local status
Cullen tenax Tough Scurf-pea endangered Probably extinct
Desmodium varians Slender Tick-trefoil Not considered threatened Very rare
Enneapogon nigricans Dark Nineawn-grass Not considered threatened Very rare
Glycine latrobeana Clover Glycine Vulnerable Very rare
Glycine tabacina Variable Glycine Not considered threatened Rare

These are all vulnerable to grazing.

Today we’ll be re-erecting the exclosure fence and replacing the netting guards

Meet: here at the north end of Honeycomb Road, Campbells Creek for a 10:00 a.m. start.  There’s plenty of space for car parking.

We’ll walk down to the work site.  If you’re late, follow the Honeycomb track down to the main trail and make your way to the work site here.

Wear: gloves (important!), sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather (the forecast is for a warm but rainy day).

Bring your own drinking water if you need it.  If you can, please bring a hammer or mallet, pliers or wire cutters.

We’ll supply everything else, including light refreshments afterwards.

Hope to see you there!


November 13, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm