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Site map 2007
site map with weeds, grid and year planned for revegetation Blackberry Kikuyu Billabong Tradescantia albiflora Kikuyu Kew Golf Course Ivanhoe Golf Course Chris Cross Garden Centre

13 October 2017 - Community work day. Planted 250 kidney plant (Dichondra repens) beside the MYT b/w Chris Cross track and first bend. 8 volunteers - 21h work.
mudlark, kookaburra, lorikeets, and ibis

9 October 2017 - Mowed a bit further into western woodland near MW inspection pits and slashed all the spear thistles in the woodland. Spread some more mulch along top edge. - 2h work.

6 October 2017 - Mowed western woodland and near MW pumping station fence. - 2h work.

4 October 2017 - Mowed western section of southern woodland, verges and top level. Cut a path through western woodland. - 2h work.

28 September 2017 - Boroondara Green Army installed "Listen to the birds sign".

30 September 2017 - Oiled the picnic shelter. - .5h work.

24 September 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 Creeping Saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata), 54 spiny-head mat-rush (Lomandra longifolia), 27 Tree everlasting (Ozothamnus ferruginius), 54 forest germander (Teuchrium corymbosum), 54 tufted bluebells (Wahlenbergia communis), 27 rosemary grevillea (Grevillea rosmarinfolia (Plenty form)), and 27 kidney plant (Dichondra repens) around the billabong area of the reserve. Cut and sprayed a cotoneaster on the reserve bank with Chris Cross. 11 volunteers - 41.5h work.
pied currawongs collecting nesting material, mudlark, wattlebird, grey fantail, kookaburra, raven, lorikeets in billabong trees,

20 September 2017 - Mowed eastern section of southern woodland, verges and top level. Weeded billabong floor - spear thistle, pittosporum seedlings, some inkweed, madeira winter cherry and kapok vine. - 3h work.
raven, kookaburra (heard), magpies, mudlark.

14 September 2017 - Fixed sign over bridge. 15m work.

8 September 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 flax lily (Dianella laevis), 54 ruby saltbush (Einadia nutans), 27 chocolate lily (Arthropodium strictum), 54 gold dust wattle (Acacia acinacae), 54 Australian indigo (Indigofera australe), 54 goosefoot fishweed (Einadia trigonis), and 27 sweet bursaria (Bursaria spinosa)/i> in the eastern section of the reserve. 10 volunteers - 36.5h work.

7 September 2017 - Boroondara Green Army toured the reserve and weeded the slope beside Burke Rd. Spread mulch in western woodland. - 8 - 6h work.
wrens, raven, blue wren, kookaburra, black bird, grey fantail, froglet.

27 August 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 flax lily Dianella laevis, 108 kidney plant Dichondra repens, 27 forest germander Teuchrium corymbosum, 54 bidgee widgee Acaena nova-zelandia, 54 clustered everlasting Chrysocephalum semipapposum, 54 basalt daisy Brachyscome multifida, and 27 common correa Correa reflexa beside the path in the western woodland. 19 volunteers (including 12 from Camberwell Grammar) - 72.5h work.

23 August 2017 - Mowed verges, southern section of southern woodland, south of western woodland, picnic area and top. Slashed around top. Spread more mulch at top edge near entrance. - 2.5h work.
wallaby crossing track, 2 x white ibis, wrens, raven, wattle bird.

19 August 2017 - Bat check - no bats. Installed parrot & pardalote? box west of picnic area. - .5h work.
kookaburra

11 August 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 hop goodenia (Goodenia ovata), 54 gold dust wattle (Acacia acinaceae ), 54 mallee wattle (Acacia montana), 54 sweet bursaria ((Bursaria spinosa) , and 54 prickly moses (Acacia verticillata), throughout the reserve. 10 volunteers - 40.75h work.

5 August 2017 - Mowed verges, north-east of southern woodland, picnic area and top. Spread more mulch at top edge near container. Slashed slope near container. - 2.5h work.

30 July 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 yam daisy Microseris lanceolata, 108 Purple-sheath Tussock-grass Poa ensiformis, and 200 weeping grass Microlaena stipoides between the south-western banks of the billabong and the paths. Laid a ute load of mulch on cardboard in south eastern section of the western woodland, and weeded surrounds of the picnic area. 20 volunteers (including 12 from Camberwell Grammar) - 71h work.

14 July 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 Native flax Linum marginale, 108 bidgee widgee Acaena nova-zelandiae, 54 lomandra Lomandra longifolia, and 54 tufted bluebells Wahlenbergia communis, between the billabong and the path. Transplanted some kidney plant Dichondria repens and Poa ensiformis west of the path. 9 volunteers - 29h work.

9 July 2017 - Finished slashing near southern noticeboard and mowed western section of southern woodland - 4h work.

6 July 2017 - Put signs on both notice boards re Triennial elections. - 15mins work.

5 July 2017 - Collected cardboard and dropped at reserve. Cleared tree debris from near southern notice board area and slashed kikuyu underneath. - 4h work.

29 June 2017 - Cleaned graffiti from picnic shelter. - ½h work.

25 June 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 Chocolate lilies Arthropodium strictum along the path, and 120 Loose-flower Rush Juncus pauciflora 80 Common sedge Carex tereticaulis plus breaking up and transplanting weeping grass Microlaena stipoides and Poa ensiformis on the river bank between the bridges. 12 volunteers - 41.5h work.

22 June 2017 - Slashed Trad on riverbank between the 2 bridges ready for planting on Sunday. Slashed around container and edges on top level. - 2h work.

trailer with mulch mulched area21 June 2017 - spread 6 trailer loads of mulch between billabong and Main Yarra trail. - 3h work.

15 June 2017 - Mowed top area, the south of western woodland and near MW fence. - 1½h work.

11 June 2017 - Mulched edge of top embankment. Weeded billabong floor - ink weed, pittosporum, spear thistle, ivy, kapok vine, prunus - 3h work.

9 June 2017 - Community work day. Weeded and planted 54 Purple-sheath Tussock-grass Poa ensiformis and 270 weeping grass Microlaena stipoides east of the billabong. 8 volunteers - 24.25h work.
kookaburra, pied currawong, fairy wrens, grey fantail, (heard) southern brown tee frog

8 June 2017 - Mowed the verges. - ½h work.

3 June 2017 - Weeded area east of billabong ready for planting. - 3h work.

28 May 2017 - Community work day. Planted 108 Purple-sheath Tussock-grass Poa ensiformis and 216 weeping grass Microlaena stipoides west of the billabong. 13 volunteers - 31½h work.
2 swamp wallaby, grey fantail,

25 May 2017 - Spread a pallet of cardboard and 3 ute loads of mulch in south east of western woodland. - 3h work.

18 May 2017 - Mowed the verges, and north east of western woodland. - 1h work.

12 May 2017 - Kristin checked the chain saw hollows with a pole mounted camera and found a sugar glider in a hollow within the billabong floor...

sugar glider

Checked the bat tubes and found 13 bats in two tubes. One was a Wilson reserve adolescent moving out of home.

Isabel & Des came and did a bird survey (3 x 20 minutes) in 3 areas and an incidental survey. They have uploaded their results to the birdlife website
Survey 1, Survey 2, Survey 3, and the incidental list, Incidental Survey
which lists the scarlet robin (female) which I have seen a few times over the last week or so.

Boroondara backyard biodiverstity group had a guided walk around the billabong, and then planted 6 boxes of plants either side of the path next to the western woodland. Planted 27 pale Flax-lily (Dianella laevis), 27 common correa (Correa reflexa), 27 rock correa (Correa glabra), 27 basalt daisy (Brachyscome multifida) (Waverley form), 104 kidney plant (Dichondra repens), 27 wedge leaf hop bush (Dodonea viscosa), 27 hazel pomaderris (Pomaderris aspera). 27 Purple-sheath Tussock-grass, (Poa ensiformis) and 27 Austral stork's bill (Pelargonium australe) west of the billabong. 25 volunteers - 37½h work.

12 May 2017 - Community work day. Planted 27 pale Flax-lily Dianella laevis, 27 basalt daisy Brachyscome multifida (Waverley form), 27 wedge leaf hop bush Dodonea viscosa, 27 hazel pomaderris Pomaderris aspera 27 Purple-sheath Tussock-grass Poa ensiformis and 27 Austral stork's bill Pelargonium australe north and west of the billabong. Transferred some Microlaena stipoides from south of billabong to north west of western woodland. 11 volunteers - 36½h work.

5 May 2017 - Spread cardboard and mulch between the car park and top area, and edge of top embankment west of entrance. - 5h work.
scarlet robin

3 May 2017 - Mowed the verges, and upper area. Repaired the MYT sign on the bridge. Moved the trailcam - 2h work.

30 April 2017 - Community work day. Planted 54 Ruby saltbush Enchylaena tormentosa, 54 basalt daisy Brachyscome multifida (Greensborough form), 54 kidney plant Dichondra repens, 27 hop goodenia Goodenia ovata, and 27 forest germander Teuchrium corymbosum west of the billabong. 9 volunteers - 28½h work.

15 April 2017 - Planted 100 Poa ensiformis west of of the billabong & weeded west of track. 2 volunteers - 5h work.

14 April 2017 - Community work day. Spread 3 loads of mulch east of track south of MW track entrance. Planted 54 Grevillia rosmarinfolia (Plenty form) north of the billabong. 6 volunteers - 21h work.

1 April 2017 - Mowed the verges, upper area, eastern section of woodland and the southern section of the golf course triangle. - 2.5h work.

wombat poo 30 March 2017 - Walking in the golf course triangle spotted this wombat poo.

26 March 2017 - Community work day. Spread 6 loads of mulch east of track south of MW track entrance. 6 volunteers - 22.5h work.

13 March 2017 - Mowed the verges and the western section of the golf course triangle. - 1.5h work.

10 March 2017 - Community work day. Spread 5 loads of mulch east of track south of MW track entrance. Weeded some areas. 15 volunteers - 47.5h work.

26 February 2017 - Community work day. Spread 3 loads of mulch east of track south of MW track entrance. 9 volunteers - 17h work.

17 February 2017 - Mowed the top area, verges, and near the MW pumping station fence. Weeded in the billabong; mostly inkweed, but also kapok vine, pittosporum, blackberry, prunus, and sundry weeds. - 3h work.

12 February 2017 - Oiled the picnic shelter where graffiti had been removed, but there are still marks where it was. Cut down a hawthorn and tree tobacco in the billabong, then weeded; mostly inkweed, but also kapok vine, pittosporum, blackberry, prunus, and sundry weeds. - 4h work.

10 February 2017 - Community work day. Spread 3 loads of mulch east of track south of MW track entrance. Weeded C4/5. Cleaned graffiti from picnic shelter. 9 volunteers - 23h work.

4 February 2017 - Bat check. 2 male Gould's wattled bats and 1 female.

3 February 2017 - Mowed verges and pulled kapok vine near golf course fence. Grubbed some spear thistle in golf course triangle. 1.5 hrs work

29 January 2017 - Community work day. Spread 2 loads of mulch east of track opposite MW track entrance. 5 volunteers - 17.5h work.

19 January 2017 - Mowed verges and part of golf course triangle. 1.5 hrs work

14 January 2017 - Bat check. 2 male Gould's wattled bats and 1 escapee. Added temperature loggers to tubes. Checked trail cam - mostly foxes passing by.

13 January 2017 - Community work day. Mulched east of track opposite MW track entrance. 4 volunteers - 16h work.
Received 3 pallette loads of cardboard. Cut and poisoned some hawthorn and pittosporum regrowth. 1hr work

Stanley Barker
Convenor
Friends of Burke Road Billabong

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