We had intended to do a loop walk but there were so many plants we only got a quarter of the way along and it was time to turn around again.
The list of 69 species included a flowering grasstree, bluebells, lobelia, billy buttons, and lots of flowering grasses.
There was good recruitment of new plants throughout the area. Unfortunately there was quite a lot of Bluebell Creeper – a site for a future working bee.
The track was well used by bikes and alternative tracks have been added. It was an enjoyable morning in a very attractive area and people appreciated visiting an area not frequented so often.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.