Back to the fray at Peregian Creek

Well done!! 2017 saw us achieve our main objective of clearing the Asparagus Fern from between the boardwalk and the creek, with a last minute burst of help from the contractors, plus we got rid of a lot of Singapore Daisy and Para Grass.  Great effort.

Now, following our Christmas and New Year break, for those of you who feel so inclined it is time to get our knees dirty again.  The Asparagus Fern and Singapore Daisy didn’t take a Christmas break – probably a religious or cultural thing.  So there are more of these invasive pests down along the boardwalk and the Asparagus is now thick with berries after a late flowering following no rain then the October and November falls.

Our objective for 2018 is to clear the Asparagus from south of boardwalk where it has regenerated following our 2016 efforts, plus more that is further north.  We will also follow up with Asparagus regeneration between the boardwalk and the creek, particularly near the water hole.  In addition, there is a fresh flush of Singapore Daisy down near the beach that needs our attention.

We shall be meeting down along BA49 at 8 this Saturday, 3 February, and as the Marcus Beach group will not be having a working bee the following Saturday, the 10th February, we welcome you to Peregian Creek this Saturday.

I feel it best to tackle some of the regrowth Asparagus near the water hole.  Renata from Council will be joining us.


About Paul

Paul has worked as a forester since graduating from ANU in 1967 in many countries for the private sector, The World Bank and international aid agencies, starting with the Papua New Guinea Forestry Dept. A volunteer with Noosa and District Landcare since 2000 working on farm forestry, bushcare and waterways monitoring.

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