31/1/16 – 2 hours spent clearing a grove of privet using the cut and paste method.
4/1/16 – Spent 4 hours clearing weeds including privet, monthplant, ginger, African Clubmoss on McMullan’s while Chris formed a track to the ridge to assist with pest control.
5/1/16 – Spent 3 hours with Chris clearing the bottom track alongside the creek running from McMullan’s to the wetland area (harbour end). Chris formed bridges with Manuka and I cleared a large area of mothplant.
6/1/16 – 8.30am start with Cam clearing privet while Chris formed a track from the ridge to the stream and then along the reek. I was stung on the arm and then chased by a very aggressive German wasp. Cam kindly located and eradicated the nest. Cam and I later walked up the valley to survey the area and cleared a small number of weeds. A decision was made to spray the majority of Tradescantia and clear it by hand streamside.
7/1/16 – 8.30 start. Cam, Richard Taylor, his children (Troy and Kristin) and I transported some remaining wetland plants to the top of the catchment area. The tradescantia and asparagus fern cleared from this area a year ago is becoming re-established. We hand-cleared weeds and planted about 50 sedges.
8/1/16 – 8am start – 3 hours were spent weeding around plants on Carlyons which had become smothered with bindweed. The Pratia Angulata is becoming established. The Muehlenbeckia is taking a bit longer. My work was cut short by a thunderstorm.
10/1/16 – 3 hours were spent weeding/spraying on our wetland area. The sedges planted further up the valley were hand weeded. Bindweed is once again a major problem. Areas of Tradescantia and African Clubmoss were also cleared.
18/1/16 – 3 hours weeding around the flaxes and tea tree plants on the Carlyon’s. Weeds area already becoming re-established around the Pratia Angulata and Muehlenbeckia