Working Bee in Valley

Our first official working bee for 2024 was a huge success. On Sunday, 10 March, 12 enthusiastic volunteers met at the top of the catchment and set to work gathering up patches of tradescantia which were starting to creep back towards the stream edges. While the tradescantia leaf beetle is helping to suppress this weed in some areas and groundcovers including oplismenus hirtellus and pratia angulata are becoming established, the tradescantia still needs to be controlled.

After spending approximately an hour in one location, we gradually moved downstream collecting further patches along the way.

This is something we have been planning for ages but haven’t been able to carry out due to the very wet weather in 2023. Everyone agreed it was a very rewarding morning’s effort.