Recent visitors to the land at Moonambel will have been welcomed by a blast of yellow, and no, it is not canola.
In recent years, during late winter and spring the revegetated parts of the hill have come alive with a variety of blooming wattles and hakeas which form part of the newly developing bush understory. These plants have the added benefit of attracting many species of birds and insects.
Some of the species we have planted include Spreading wattle (Acacia genistifolia), Gold-dust wattle (Acacia acinacea), Australian golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Hedge wattle (Acacia paradoxa) and of course the ubiquitous Sydney wattles which unfortunately are not long for this world, oops! The Hakea (Hakea decurrens) which we have planted is seeding really well. This is often called Bushy needlewood .
” how’s the serenity? “
As you can see from the photo above, the hill has returned to its serene state after another successful working weekend in August. Not many trees were planted this time but plenty of other work was carried out and a positive Annual General Meeting was held on the Sunday afternoon. I’m pleased to report that everyone got through the boggy driveway and made it safely home.
Our next working weekend will be on the first weekend of May next year but there is interest in an informal infrastructure weekend sometime in late spring or early summer. Work may include maintenance and repairs of the shed, building a new water tank base, a pontoon and maybe a flying fox on the the dam for the kids, both large and small. Some people might also be interested in doing some seed collecting. Contact Paul O’Connor for more details.