UGLN Green Army October Update

The team have had another very productive month. The weed control season has started so they have been working through areas of the Yea Wetlands drilling and poisoning large Willows, Desert Ash and Hawthorn and cut & painting the smaller woody weeds and also re-commenced the holly control project in Narbethong and woody weed control along Godfreys Creek at the Gobur Goldfields site.

Holly control at Narbethong

Holly control at Narbethong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They also have been building Indian Myna traps that will be available for loan from Murrindindi Shire offices. A big thank you to Kinglake Landcare Group member Danny Phillips for his assistance.

The team and Danny with the myna traps they built.

Danny & the team with the myna traps they built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nesting boxes have also been built and painted for Brush-tailed Phascogales and are being installed at Mt Pleasant Reserve in Alexandra and along the Andrews Creek at Taggerty.

Installing nest boxes at Mt Pleasant Reserve.

Installing nest boxes at Mt Pleasant Reserve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team also took part in this years Aussie Backyard Bird Count and surveyed sites along Frees Rd in Gobur, Stony Creek and at McKenzie Reserve. Interesting birds observed included Brown Treecreeper, Blue-billed Duck, Olive-backed Oriole and Satin Flycatcher.

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Removing broom and other woody weeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great news for two of our current and past Green Army team members Ben and Billy. The two fella’s have recently received employment with the DELWP Seasonal Project Firefighter Crews at Alexandra and Bendigo. Apparently their participation in the Green Army was a big reason they were chosen above other applicants.

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