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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

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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