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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

24 November 2019 - Community work day. Cleared tree that had fallen across Main Yarra Trail. Weeded area south of main Yarra trail west of Chris Cross track. 9 Volunteers 31.5 hrs work.

14 November 2019 - Mowed western woodland, verges of main Yarra trail, and upper level. 2hr work.

8 November 2019 - Community work day. Weeded area south of main Yarra trail west of Chris Cross track. 8 Volunteers 28 hrs work.

31 October 2019 - Planted 35 sweet bursaria (Bursaria spinosa) in billabong. 1 hrs work.

30 October 2019 - Chainsaw hollow check; sugar glider found in 1 hollow, some lorikeet feathers in another couple. Gail weeded north-east of western woodland and I slashed b/w main Yarra trail and billabong. Placed logs across old party site which seemed to have been used recently. 4 hrs work.

27 October 2019 - Community work day. Removed fallen wattle from track to picnic area. Weeded and mulched western woodland. 13 Volunteers incl 4 Melbourne Grammar students w/teacher. 45 hrs work.

25 October 2019 - Mowed southern woodland, verges of main Yarra trail, picnic area and upper level. 2.5hr work.
1 blue tongue lizard, ibis, magpies, wattle bird, mudlark, lorikeet, raven

11 October 2019 - Community work day. Weeded bed opposite golf course fence. 8 Volunteers. 32.5 hrs work.

7 October 2019 - Mowed western woodland, verges of main Yarra trail, picnic area and upper level. 2hr work.
3 x blue tongue lizard

3 October 2019 - Slashed weeds on south-eastern slope of billabong. Removed some Madeira winter cherry, prunus, hawthorn, ink weed and pittospum. Removed south african pea shrub from near MW pumping station fence, and 3 desert ash and tobacco tree from Chris Cross slope. 2.5hr work.

2 October 2019 - Slashed weeds on south-eastern slope of billabong. Removed some Madeira winter cherry, prunus, and pittospum. 2hr work.

30 September 2019 - Slashed weeds on south-western slope of billabong. 2.5hr work.

29 September 2019 - Community work day. Weeded southern half of bed b/w western woodland and main Yarra trail. 13 Volunteers. 36.25 hrs work.

28 September 2019 - Slashed weeds b/w Main Yarra trail and billabong (western end). Removed/poisoned weed trees (20+ desert ash, and 1 pittosporum) on MW pumping station hill. Removed 10 bitou bush from near MW pumpimg station exit to Burke Rd. 3hr work.

23 September 2019 - Slashed around inspection pits and drain area near MW pumping station. Removed/poisoned weed trees (6 broom, 20 - 30 desert ash, 1 tree lucerne and 1 pittosporum) on MW pumping station hill. 2hr work.

19 September 2019 - Mowed southern woodland. 2hr work.

18 September 2019 - Mowed western woodland, verges of main Yarra trail, picnic area and upper level, and slashed bed opposite golf course fence. 3hr work.

13 September 2019 - Community work day. Weeded northern half of bed b/w western woodland and main Yarra trail. 10 Volunteers. 33 hrs work.

11 September 2019 - Sprayed fumitory in north-west section of southern woodland. 2 hrs work.

31 August 2019 - Slashed western end of south bank of billabong. 1.5hr work.

30 August 2019 - Slashed southbank of billabong. Gail weeded near the bridge and west of picnic area. Melbourne Water planted 2-300 Carex appressa in the billabong. 2hr work x2.

29 August 2019 - Slashed top area and fumitory in southern woodland. Pulled out 2 large and 6 small bitou bushes at freeway exit. 2hr work.

25 August 2019 - Community work day. Planted 40 Tea tree (Leptospermun lanigerum), 40 large bush pea (Pultenea daphneoides), and 40 sweet bursaria (Bursaria spinosa) throughout the reserve. Weeded west of the picnic area. 7 Volunteers and 13 from Camberwell Grammar School. 63 hrs work.

18 August 2019 - Mowed southern woodland, verges and picnic area. 2hr.

9 August 2019 - Community work day. Cancelled due to high winds and inclement weather. Swamp Wallaby

28 July 2019 - Community work day. Planted 54 Hop Goodenia (Goodenia ovata), 54 slender speedwell (Veronica gracilis), 54 basalt daisy(Brachyscome multifida), 27 bulbine lily (Bulbine bulbosa) and 120 weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides) in the western woodland & western bank of billabong. Cardboarded and mulched on level below shipping container. 11 Volunteers and 13 from Camberwell Grammar School. 73 hrs 30m work.

21 July 2019 - Mowed eastern area of southern woodland, western woodland, near golf course fence and top area. Gail weeded below picnic area and near western woodland. 2 x 2hr.

19 July 2019 - Mowed and slashed weeds (fumitory) in southern woodland and billabong bank. 1hr.

12 July 2019 - Community work day. Boroondara Council took away an amount of rubbish (mainly lounge chair and tyres). Planted 54 blue star creeper (Pratia pedunculata), 30 flax lily (Dianella laevis), 27 chocolate lily(Arthropodium strictum), 27 bulbine lily (Bulbine bulbosa) and 80 weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides) in the western woodland & SW corner of billabong. 11 Volunteers 36 hrs work.

8 July 2019 - Spread 3 trailer loads of mulch in the western woodland. 2 hrs work.

30 June 2019 - Community work day. Planted 54 Slender Speedwell (Veronica gracilis), 54 kidney plant (Dichondra repens), 27 wedge leaf hop bush(Dodonea viscosa), 27 Large-leaf Bush-pea (Pultenea daphneoides) and 120 weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides) in the western woodland & SW corner of billabong and on Burke Rd. slope. 11 Volunteers 36 hrs work.

22 June 2019 - Mowed southern woodland and golf course verge. 2hr.

22 June 2019 - Mowed western woodland and top area. 1h45m.

22 June 2019 - Slashed around container and top area. .5hr.

18 June 2019 - Hosted Swinburne CaLM students showing them BRBR and giving some history. Spread 3 trailer loads of mulch in the western woodland. 2 hrs work.

16 June 2019 - Slashed and grubbed weeds below Chris Cross slope. 2hr.

14 June 2019 - Community work day. Planted 108 Slender Speedwell (Veronica gracilis), 54 kidney plant (Dichondra repens), 40 stork's bill(Pelargonium australe), 120 weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides)and 54 bidgee widgee (Acaena nova-zelandia) in the western woodland, SW corner of billabong and near picnic shelter. 7 Volunteers 28 hrs work.

26 May 2019 - Community work day. Planted 108 poas (Poa ensiformis), 54 blue bells (Wahlenbergia stricta), and 54 yam daisy (Microseris lanceolata). Weeded some areas in the western woodland. Boroondara Backyard biodiversity group toured and assisted with the planting. 6 Volunteers 20.5 hrs work.

24 May 2019 - Slashed weed grasses south of billabong. 1.5hr.

17 May 2019 - Grubbed out area of spear thistle south of ephemeral wetland, put petrol down European wasp nest in billabong. 1hr.

16 May 2019 - Mowed western woodland,top area and verges. 2hrs.

10 May 2019 - Community work day. Planted 54 Flax lily (Dianella laevis), 54 gold dust wattle (Acacia acaenacae), 18 swamp paperbark (Melaleuca ericafolia) and 54 poas (Poa ensiformis) plus 20 transplanted poa labs in the western woodlands. Weeded some areas in the western woodland and moved 4 trailer loads of mulch. 17 Volunteers 60.5 hrs work.
dead tiger snake (cause of death unknown)

8 May 2019 - Spread 3 trailer loads of mulch in the western woodland. 2 hrs work.

3 May 2019 - Spread 3 trailer loads of mulch in the western woodland. 3 hrs work.

28 April 2019 - Community work day. Planted 108 kidney plant (Dichondra repens) and 108 poas (Poa ensiformis) in the western woodlands. 5 Volunteers 19.5 hrs work.

25 April 2019 - Slashed southern woodland near pumping station fence, filled dip in MW track, did a bit of weeding and put in new nails for some bat tubes. 3hrs.

12 April 2019 - Community work day. Spread 5 trailer loads of mulch in the western swoodland. 6 Volunteers 24 hrs work.

4 April 2019 - Mowed western section of southern woodland, and verges. 1.5hrs.

31 March 2019 - Community work day. Spread a load of mulch on the western slope of the top area, using pallets to hold it in place and stabilise the soil. 6 Volunteers 22 hrs work.

8 March 2019 - Community work day. Moved 5 trailer loads of mulch and spread on cardboard in the western woodland. 6 Volunteers 21 hrs work.

24 February 2019 - Community work day. Weeded in billabong and various areas near picnic area. Nightshade, Pittosporum, Hawthorn, blackberry thistle, inkweed and kapok vine. 11 volunteers - 37.5hrs.
sambar deer

16 February 2019 - Mowed western woodland, near MW pumping station fence, verges, top area west and east of southern woodland. 2.5hrs.

8 February 2019 - Community work day. Weeded Nightshade, Pittosporum, Bay Tree, Cottoneaster and some of the blackberry seen north of the billabong. 4 volunteers - 9hrs.


31 January 2019 - Slashed thistles and kikiuyu in southern woodland. Collected 40 tree guards & grubbed hawthorn, pittosporum, and small blackberries. 3hrs.

27 January 2019 - Community work day. Weeded slope near Burke Rd. 7 volunteers - 23.5hrs.


12 January 2019 - Slashed in western woodland. 1.5hrs. Bat check - 2 male Gould's and a female with two attached babies.

11 January 2019 - Community work day. Weeded east of billabong and spread mulch along edge of top area. 6 volunteers - 24.25hrs.


10 January 2019 - Weeded and slashed in western woodland. Cleaned graffiti from signboard. 1.5hrs.

7 January 2019 - Collected bidgee-widgee seed and scattered it in western woodland, and at "party site". Weeded a few areas, cleaned graffiti from picnic shelter and MW sign. 1.5hrs.

Stanley Barker
Convenor
Friends of Burke Road Billabong

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