28 July - levelling the site.
The 'Gunyah' was raised on Sunday 25 August work day.
26 August - the rafters added
30 August - the 'gunyah' with roof.
Thanks to Bendigo Bank East Kew for the grant to purchase the 'gunyah' kit, Craig Nicholson for laying the slab and acting as project supervisor, Rotary for partnering with us, Helen for organising the kit and grant, and particularly David for all his work with Council, and in the construction.
All our friends are invited to come and use the gunyah and picnic table and enjoy the Reserve - without having to weed or plant.
In August the microbats were away on their winter holidays. I have built and installed a parrot box near the picnic area and have built 4 sugar glider boxes which will be installed soon.
COMMUNITY WORK DAYS |
The Friday workday in August was cancelled due to the inclement weather. The Sunday workday had a 'cast of thousands'with Camberwell Grammar boys planting north of the billabong, another group weeding, and a crew raising the gunyah while Helen and Jenny planted 50 Victorian Christmas bushes around the reserve.
RMIT students worked on three days, planting and mulching on an area north of the path.
RMIT students and alumnus.
PLANT OF THE MONTH
Victorian Christmas bush - Prosanthera lasianthos
Prosanthera - from prosthece (Greek) an appendage.
anthera - anther.
Lasianthos - woolly flowers (Greek)
aboriginal name - coranderrk (Woi wurrung)
-is the largest of the native Mint Bushes and has the widest distribution. It is best known as a tall, graceful forest shrub about 5 m high, masses of thin, soft flowers in wide-angled tapering sprays are the main attraction.
Dictionary of Botanical Names, Don Perrin
FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2013
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Burke Rd. Billabong Committee of Management.